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Posted on September 6, 2012


As Long as Trees Last by Hoa Nguyen coverAs Long as Trees Last

Poetry by Hoa Nguyen

Wave Books, September 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1933517612

Paperback: 88pp; $16

Clear-eyed and grounded, Hoa Nguyen performs a hook and snare on what it means to be a twenty-first century human in the nearly ego-less space of these chiseled yet spacious poems. Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the DC area, Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco where she earned an MFA. She is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, and her poems have been included in eight anthologies.


Everything, Now by Jessica Moore coverEverything, Now

Poetry by Jessica Moore

Brick Books, August 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1926829784

Paperback: 103pp; $19

Part lyric, part memoir, Everything, Now, Jessica Moore’s heart-rending debut, describes an untimely death and the journey of going on alone. The fact at the core of Everything, Now is the death of Moore’s lover in a sudden, tragic bicycle accident. But rather than simply detail such a catastrophe, Moore strives to bring memory back to full colour. How do we hold on to what totally escapes us? Where does love end and grief begin?


Favorites from the First Fifteen Years coverFavorites

from the First Fifteen Years

Anthology edited by Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, Devin McGuire

Encircle Publications, August 2012

Paperback: 116pp; $24.95

Favorites from the first fifteen years is the Aurorean's first reprint anthology. . . . Favorites highlights our history of publishing positive, uplifting poetry. The anthology is divided into three sections: "Seasons," "Meditations" and "New England." It showcases our firm New England roots and the diversity of our contributors who now number over 1,100 worldwide.


Into the Wilderness by David Ebenbach coverInto the Wilderness

Fiction by David Ebenbach

Washington Writers’ Publishing House, October 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0931846656

Paperback: 222pp; $16.95

The collection Into the Wilderness explores the theme of parenthood from many angles: an eager-to-connect divorced father takes his kids to a Jewish-themed baseball game; a lesbian couple tries to decide whether their toddler son needs a man in his life; one young couple debates the idea of parenthood while another struggles with infertility; a reserved father uses an all-you-can-eat buffet to comfort his heartbroken son.


The Last Vispo Anthology coverThe Last Vispo Anthology

Visual Poetry 1998 - 2008

Anthology by Ed. Nico Vassilakis, Craig Hill

Fantagraphics Books, November 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1606996263

Paperback: 336pp; $39.99

With The Last Vispo Anthology, Fantagraphics spotlights the intersection of art and language in this innovative new collection . . . that gathers the work of visual poets from around the world into one stunning volume. The alphabet is turned on its head and inside-out and the results culminate in a compilation of daring and surprising verbo-visual gems.


Poets' Guide to America by John F. Buckley and Martin Ott coverPoets’ Guide to America

Poetry by John F. Buckley, Martin Ott

Brooklyn Arts Press, November 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1936767168

Paperback: 114pp; $14.95

A former altar boy and a former U.S. Army interrogator, respectively, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott were born and raised in Michigan, meeting at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor before separately migrating to California. Their friendship evolved into a writing collaboration, and together their work has appeared in over 150 periodicals and anthologies and garnered three Pushcart nominations. Apart from the poetry collections and chapbooks they have published separately, Poets’ Guide to America represents the first book of their collaborations.


Speed Enforced by Aircraft by Richarc Peabody coverSpeed Enforced by Aircraft

Poetry by Richard Peabody

The Broadkill River Press, April 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0-9826030-6-2

Paperback: 114pp; $15.95

Rick Peabody's latest collection of poetry is a testament to the many facets of his career. Though Peabody is a writer, poet, publisher, editor and long-time literary maven who has dedicated a large part of his own life to promoting other writers, especially young and/or emerging writers, this one-time wunderkind of American letters' own style has matured and his work has taken on a depth and complexity, and the richness of a fine vintage.


Tatoos edited by Alice Osborne coverTattoos

A Main Street Rag Short Fiction Anthology

Edited by Alice Osborne

Main Street Rag Books, November 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1-59948-380-1

Paperback: 233pp; $14.95

In this anthology, sometimes the tattoo is central to the plot, and other times merely tangential to these characters. You'll meet men and women haunted by war, by family and by themselves. They want to belong and to believe in something. And they are as different as the designs on their arms, legs, and backs.


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Posted September 6, 2012


Aftermath: Stories of Secrets and Consequences, Ed. Rayne Debski, Main Street Rag Pub Co

The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, Ed. Joshua Corey, G.C. Waldrep, Ahsahta Press

Favorites from the first fifteen years, Ed. Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, Devin McGuire, Encircle Publications

Keeping Track: Fiction of Lists, Ed. Yelizaveta P. Renfro, Main Street Rag Pub Co

The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998 - 2008, Ed. Nico Vassilakis, Craig Hill, Fantagraphics Books

The Sister Fidelma Mysteries: Essays on the Historical Novels of Peter Tremayne, Ed. Edward J. Riley & David Robert Wooten, McFarland

Tattoos, Ed. Alice Osborn, Main Street Rag Pub Co

That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone, Ed. J.L. Powers, Cinco Puntos Press



The Body Double, Jared Harel, Brooklyn Arts Press

Under the Wild Ginger: A Simple Guide to the Wisdom of Wonder, Jeffrey D. Willius, Bunker Hill Publishing


Children’s/YA Fiction

Granny’s Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas, Dr. Sally Hodson, Illustrated by Ann Jones, Dawn Publications

A Long Way Home, Alice Walsh, Second Story Books

Nature’s Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats, Mary Miche, Illustrated by Consie Powell, Dawn Publications

Wobar: And the Quest for the Magic Calumet, Henry Homeyer, Bunker Hill Publishing



Exponential Apocalypse: Dead Presidents, Eirik Gumeny, Jersey Devil Press

Into the Wilderness, David Ebenbach, Washington Writers’ Pub House

Lucky Bastard, Gary V. Powell, Main Street Rag Pub Co

Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Percival Everett, Graywolf Press

Spectacle, Susan Steinberg, Graywolf Press



Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story, Sara Connell, Seal Press

Conning Harvard: The Con Artist Who Faked His Way into the Ivy League, Julie Zauzmer, Globe Pequot Press

Gabriela Mistral’s Struggle with God and Man: A Biographical and Critical Study of the Chilean Poet, Martin C. Taylor, McFarland

The Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources, Sharon Barcan Elswit, McFarland

Religious Allusion in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, Margot Harper Banks, McFarland

A Room with a Pew: Sleeping Our Way Through Spain’s Ancient Monasteries, Richard Starks & Miriam Murcutt, Globe Pequot Press

Seeing Ezra, Kerry Cohen, Seal Press

Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations, Ed. Lynnette Porter, McFarland

So Far From Home: Russians in Early California, Ed. Glenn J. Farris, Heyday Books

The Swordfish Hunters: The History and Ecology of an Ancient American Sea People, Bruce Bourque, Bunker Hill Publishing

Teaching English as a Second Language: Giving New Learners an Everyday Grammar, Richard McGarry, McFarland

This Is Not the End of the Book, Jean-Claude Carriere, Umberto Eco, Northwestern Univ Press

The Way of Oz: A Guide to Wisdom, Heart, and Courage, Robert V. Smith, Texas Tech Univ Press



As Long as Trees Last, Hoa Nguyen, Wave Books

Butcher’s Sugar, Brad Richard, Sibling Rivalry Press

Close By, Gigi Marks, Silverfish Review Press

Cutting Time with a Knife, Michael Leong, Black Square Editions

Everything, now, Jessica Moore, Brick Books

Heart. Wood., Eric Torgersen, Word Press

In Time’s Rift: (Im Zeitspalt), Ernst Meister, Wave Books

Lividity, Kim Rosenfield, Les Figues Press

only blue body, Rosalynde Vas Dias, Anhinga Press

Poets’ Guide to America: poems, John F. Buckley, Martin Ott, Brooklyn Arts Press

The Politics of Knives, Jonathan Ball, Coach House Books

Probably Inevitable, Matthew Tierney, Coach House Books

Puerto Rico: Poems, Alejandro Ventura, Brooklyn Arts Press

Speed Enforced by Aircraft, Richard Peabody, Broadkill River Press

Stubble Field, Paul Hunter, Silverfish Review Press

Thunderbird, Dorothea Lasky, Wave Books

Umberto’s Night: A Collection of Poems, Kathleen Hellen, Washington Writers’ Pub House


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