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Posted on August 4, 2011


Burning Bright coverBurning Bright

Passager Celebrates 21 Years

Anthology Ed. By Mary Azrael, Kendra Kopelke

Passager Books, July 2011

ISBN-13: -0-9836209-0-7

Paperback: 300pp; $18.00

From website: Passager celebrates its 21st anniversary with this collection of fiction, poetry and memoir by writers whose work has appeared in Passager.


Dead Beats coverDead Beats

Poetry by Sam Cornish

Ibbetson Street Press, July 2011

ISBN-13: -0-9795313-6-1

Paperback: 52pp; $14.00

"Starting with Allen Ginsberg and ending with Charlie Parker, Sam Cornish takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of the livelier segments of 1950s and early ’60s American culture.” —Martha Collins


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Poetry by Ida Stewart

Perugia Press, September 2011

ISBN-13: -0-9794582-4-8

Paperback: 84pp; $16.00

From website: Winner of the 2011 Perugia Press Prize. Like the Appalachian mountain setting from which GLOSS arises, the language in this collection is in flux, full of paradox and thresholds, each word and line a peak or a range.


Hustle by Jason Skipper coverHustle

Fiction by Jason Skipper

Press 53, June 2011

ISBN-13: -1-935708-34-6

Paperback: 216pp; $18.95

From website: In this…debut novel, an alcoholic ex-con man grandfather, his restless, philandering seafood salesman son, and his hopeful musician grandson struggle to make up for their past and somehow set course for the future.


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Selected Poems of Gennady Aygi

Poetry by Gennady Aygi

Translated from the Russian by Sarah Valentine

Wave Books, November 2011

ISBN-13: -1-933517-53-7

Paperback: 128pp; $16.00

From website: Animated by an elemental sense of life, mortality, and humanity, the Chuvash poet Gennady Aygi wrote poems that fused his experience of ethnic difference with an avant-garde aesthetic. Artfully translated from the Russian by poet and scholar Sarah Valentine.


Loving Longing Leaving coverLoving Longing Leaving

3 Plays

Drama by Michael Weller

Theatre Comm Grp, July 2011

ISBN-13: -1-55936-399-0

Paperback: 240pp; $17.95

From website: In Fifty Words , a Brooklyn brownstone becomes a marital battleground for Adam and Jan; Do Not Disturb dramatizes Adam’s infidelity at a hotel with former lover Melinda; and in Side Effects, Melinda and her husband Hugh come to terms with their broken relationship.


Picture World by Niels Frank coverPicture World

Poetry by Niels Frank

Translated from the Danish by Roger Greenwald

BookThug, July 2011

ISBN-13: -1-897388-85-3

Paperback: 88pp; $18.00

From website: Picture World is the first complete book by the Danish poet Niels Frank to be published in English. It draws the reader into a set of contemplations that grows more and more complex as its elements recur, reinforcing and undercutting one another, casting light but also doubt.


Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes coverRed Missed Aches Read Missed Aches
Red Mistakes Read Mistakes

Poetry by Jennifer Tamayo

Switchback Books, July 2011

ISBN-13: -0-9786172-6-4

Paperback: 86pp; $18.00

From website: Winner of the 2010 Gatewood Prize selected by Cathy Park Hong. Tamayo tackles the frustrations of the transnational immigrant experience, language “mistakes” become “missed aches” and she writes mother and mother-tongue into one as “mouth her.”


Vertican Motion: Stories coverVertical Motion: Stories

Fiction by Can Xue

Translated from the Chinese by Karen Gernant, Chen Zeping

Open Letter, September 2011

ISBN-13: -1-934824-37-5

Paperback: 186pp; $13.95

From website: The stories in this new collection [are] populated by old married couples, children, cats, and nosy neighbors, the entire menagerie of the everyday.


New & Noteworthy Books

Full list of new & noteworthy books received

August 4, 2011


Burning Bright: Passager Celebrates 21 Years, Ed. By Mary Azrael and Kendra Kopelke, Passager Books 


An Evening in Europe, Jorg Fauser, Toad Press 

Suite Prelude A/H1N1, Jose Eugenio Sanchez, Toad Press 


Frank's Home, Richard Nelson, Theatre Comm Grp 

Havana is Waiting: and Other Plays, Eduardo Machado, Theatre Comm Grp 

Loving Longing Leaving: 3 Plays, Michael Weller, Theatre Comm Grp


Death Wishing, Laura Ellen Scott, Ig Publishing 

Hustle, Jason Skipper, Press 53 

Inheritance, Jane Lazarre, Hamilton Stone Editions 

The Made-up Man, Karen Heuler, Livingston Press 

A, Meaning for Wife, Mark Yakich, Ig Publishing 

Nothing More To Tell, George Dila, Mayapple Press 

Post: A Fable, Hilary Masters, BkMk Press 

Steady Work, Lloyd Zimpel, Blue Cubicle Press 

Thrown Into Nature, Milen Ruskov, Open Letter 

Vertical Motion, Can Xue, Open Letter


Write Your Book Now! A proven system to start and FINISH the book you've always wanted to write!, Gene Perret, Quill Driver Books


Dead Beats, Sam Cornish, Ibbetson Street Press 

The Field is Lethal, Suzanne Doppelt, Counterpath Press 

Gloss, Ida Stewart, Perugia Press

Into the Snow: Selected Poems of Gennady Aygi, Gennady Aygi, Wave Books

Micrograms, Jorge Carrera Andrade, Wave Books 

Picture World, Niels Frank, BookThug

Pure Hustle, Kate Potts, Bloodaxe Books 

Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes, Jennifer Tamayo, Switchback Books

The Rest of the Voyage, Bernard Noel, Graywolf Press

Still: Of the Earth As the Ark Which Does Not Move, Matthew Cooperman, Counterpath Press 

The White Cypress, Judith Skillman, Červená Barva Press 

Yingelishi: Sinophonic English Poetry and Poetics, Jonathan Stalling, Counterpath Press