New & Noteworthy Books

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Posted on May 26, 2011


The Brave Never Write Poetry coverThe Brave Never Write Poetry

Poetry by Daniel Jones

Coach House Books, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-55245-245-5

Paperback: 102pp; $15.95

"A reissue of a cult hit, The Brave Never Write Poetry will satisfy die-hards and make new fans of both the brave and cowardly alike."


A City of Angels coverA City of Angels

A Verse Play in Three Acts

Chapbook by Ben Mazer

Cy Gist Press, 2011

Chapbook: 40pp; $9.00

A new play in verse from poet Ben Mazer.


End of American Magic coverEnd of American Magic

Poetry by Christopher Locke

Salmon Poetry, May 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-907056-53-6

Paperback: 76pp; $21.95

James Frey writes, "The poems of Christopher Locke astound; every coal mine they lead you down eventually opens to a great and fragile light, both redemptive and heartbreaking."


How Phenomena Appear to Unfold coverHow Phenomena Appear To Unfold

Collection by Leslie Scalapino

Litmus Press, June 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-933959-12-2

Paperback: 298pp; $24.00

"Originally published by Potes and Poets in 1989, this new and expanded edition of her epic statement of poetics includes twenty-three new essays and seven additional poetic pieces."


The Illustrated Edge coverThe Illustrated Edge

Poetry by Marsha Pomerantz

Biblioasis, May 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-926845-18-0

Paperback: 98pp; $15.95

"Long-distilled explorations of the human heart mixed with linguistic and formal exuberance."


Never Any End to Paris coverNever Any End to Paris

Fiction by Enrique Vila-Matas

Translated from the Spanish by Anne McClean

New Directions Books, May 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0-8112-1813-9

Paperback: 208pp; $15.95

"This brilliantly ironic novel about literature and writing, in Enrique Vila-Matas's trademark witty and erudite style, is told in the form of a lecture delivered by the novelist, clearly a version of the author himself."


Wire to Wire coverWire to Wire

Fiction by Scott Sparling

Tin House Books, June 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1-935639-05-3

Paperback: 392pp; $15.95

"Wire to Wire assembles a cast of train-hopping, drug-dealing, glue-huffin' lowlifes, in a stunning homage to one of our most popular enduring genres—the American crime novel."


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received

May 26, 2011


Re: Telling: An Anthology of Borrowed Premises, Stolen Settings, Purloined Plots, and Appropriated Characters, Ed. William Walsh, Ampersand Books


A City of Angels: A Verse Play in Three Acts, Ben Mazer, Cy Gist Press  

The Graves We Dig, Eric Elliott, Ampersand Books  


How Phenomena Appear To Unfold, Leslie Scalapino, Litmus Press


The God Machine, Robert Fisher, Blue Cubicle Press

Never Any End to Paris, Enrique Vila-Matas, New Directions Books

The Orange Suitcase, Joseph Riippi, Ampersand Books

Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones, Algonquin Books

The Snow Whale, John Minichillo, Atticus Books  

Wire to Wire, Scott Sparling, Tin House Books   


The Other Walk, Sven Birkerts, Graywolf Press

Shelter, Sarah Stonich, Borealis Press   


The Brave Never Write Poetry, Daniel Jones, Coach House Books

End of American Magic, Christopher Locke, Salmon Poetry  

The Illustrated Edge, Marsha Pomerantz, Biblioasis

Kingdom Come, John Estes, C & R Press

So Late Into the Night, Elinor Nauen, Rain Mountain Press