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Posted on March 17, 2011


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we all begin to intricate

Fiction by Johannes Goransson

Tarpaulin Sky Press, June 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9825416-5-4

Paperback: 78pp; $16.00

"Voluptuous, turbulent, and focused, inventive and strictly faithful to the performative instability of our queer moment, Johannes Goransson's new book brings page and stage together in order to put genre(and gender) to a series of on-going tests."


Fables coverFables

Fiction by Sarah Goldstein

Tarpaulin Sky Press, June 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9825416-6-1

Paperback: 92pp; $16.00

"Departing from the Brothers Grimm to approach our own economically and socially fragmented present, Sarah Goldstein's Fables constructs a world defined by small betrayals, transformations, and brutality amid its animal and human inhabitants."


The Girl Without Arms coverThe Girl Without Arms

Poetry by Brandon Shimoda

Black Ocean, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9844752-3-0

Paperback: 96pp; $14.95

From the press release: "In successive and interlocked sequences, these poems grapple with a seemingly unbridgeable confusion—related to love, the impossibility of life outside of love, and the unbearableness of life within it—as a way to give shape to the dark weather that permeates our lives, so as not to drown at its coming."


In the Kingdom of the Sons coverIn the Kingdom of the Sons

Poetry by Bonnie Bolling

Briery Creek Press, 2011

ISBN-10: 0-9824880-5-8

Paperback: 70pp; $10.95

Winner of the 2011 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry, selected by Tom Sleigh.


In Which Brief Stories are Told coverIn Which Brief Stories Are Told

Fiction by Phillip Sterling

Wayne State University Press, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8143-3507-9

Paperback: 136pp; $18.95

Andy Mozina writes, "Sterling fearlessly wades into mystery and comes back with his hands full of uncanny insights, humor, and some devastating pathos."


Leap coverLeap

Children's/YA Fiction by Jodi Lundgren

Second Story Press, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-897187-85-2

Paperback: 213pp; $11.95

From the press release: "An honest and compelling look at a fifteen-year-old's summer of first-times and big adjustments."


The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception coverThe Little Office of the Immaculate Conception

Poetry by Martha Silano

Saturnalia Books, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9818591-9-4

Paperback: 80pp; $14.00

The winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Campbell McGrath.


One Day I Will Write About This Place coverOne Day I Will Write About This Place

Nonfiction by Binyavanga Wainaina

Graywolf Press, July 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-55597-591-3

Hardcover: 272pp; $24.00

From the press release: "A groundbreaking and wide-angled memoir by Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina."


Ordinary Sun coverOrdinary Sun

Poetry by Matthew Henriksen

Black Ocean, March 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-9844752-2-3

Paperback: 120pp; $14.95

Tony Tost writes, "If T.S. Eliot and Gram Parsons were both dug up and placed in the same small room with just a bottle of whiskey, Fox News and a couple of angels for company, the only contemporary poet they would bother fighting over would be Matthew Henriksen, their prodigal son."


New & Noteworthy Books

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March 17, 2011


Lowestoft Chronicle 2011 Anthology, Ed. Nicholas Litchfield, Lowestoft Chronicle Press //

Solace in So Many Words, Ed. By Ellen Wade Beals, Weighed Words //


Children's/YA Fiction

Leap, Jodi Lundgren, Second Story Press



Daisy Buchanan's Daughter, Tom Carson, Paycock Press //

Entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate., Johannes Goransson, Tarpaulin Sky Press

Fables, Sarah Goldstein, Tarpaulin Sky Press

In Which Brief Stories Are Told, Phillip Sterling, Wayne State Univ Press

One Last Good Time, Michael Kardos, Press 53



The Low-residency MFA Handbook, Lori A. May, Continuum

One Day I Will Write About This Place, Binyavanga Wainaina, Graywolf Press



The Arakaki Permutations, James Maughn, Black Radish Books //

The Girl Without Arms, Brandon Shimoda, Black Ocean

In the Kingdom of the Sons, Bonnie Bolling, Briery Creek Press

Lightning's Dance Floor, Ronald Wardall, Rain Mountain Press

The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, Martha Silano, Saturnalia Books

Not Merely Because of the Unknown that was Stalking Toward Them, Jenny Boully, Tarpaulin Sky Press

Ordinary Sun, Matthew Henriksen, Black Ocean

Other Romes, Derek Mong, Saturnalia Books //