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The Catalog of Broken Things
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The Catalog of Broken Things

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Poetry. The four conceptual poems in THE CATALOG OF BROKEN THINGS question identity in the face of disaster and change, emptiness and encounter. The poems break human experience into basic components: waking, sleeping, loss, memory, imagination, emp...

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Wish Meal
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Wish Meal

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Poetry. WISH MEAL charts one man's evolution from El Dorado pilgrim and prodigal son to a stay-at-home father, navigating from his Indiana boyhood to the family he makes in the Pacific Northwest. In Whitsel's poems, we encounter places, rites, decad...

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partly fallen
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partly fallen

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Poetry. The poems in Deborah Akers' PARTLY FALLEN reside quietly, yet not quite in peace. They summon a natural world that is unsentimental yet bound to the dearly flawed human arc. These spare lyrics reach for the essence of what we know as sensory...

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Setting the Fires
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Setting the Fires

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Poetry. In SETTING THE FIRES by Darlene Pagán, fire is a literal combustion and a hunger that claims both the natural world and the human heart. Whether in the passion between lovers, the wonder of childhood, the threat of violence, or in the seeds ...

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Picture X
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Picture X

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Poetry. Tim Shaner's PICTURE X is a journey through the "poethics" of nature writing in a time marked by the catastrophes of war and impending environmental collapse. Rather than heed Thoreau's admonishment to leave the domesticated world behind on ...

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Skein of Light
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Skein of Light

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Poetry. The luminous poems in Karen McPherson's SKEIN OF LIGHT pull and gather toward horizons of reflection. In language that repeatedly reveals what it can and cannot do, the poet maps landscapes of memory where sharp-edged questions disturb the s...

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Iron String
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Iron String

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Poetry. Taking its title from Ralph Waldo Emerson's injunction, "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that IRON STRING," Annie Lighthart's first collection of poems lives up to the complexities of that sound, that difficult music of living. Writte...

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Still Life with Judas & Lightning
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Still Life with Judas & Lightning

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Poetry. 2015 Oregon Book Award Finalist. Following "the caravan of mystery" through the point of view of many characters, Dawn Diez Willis's first collection enacts a pilgrimage into many voices. Ruminating on an everyday darkness, these poems lean ...

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Congress of Strange People
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Congress of Strange People

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Poetry. Stephanie Lenox's inventive debut collection CONGRESS OF STRANGE PEOPLE entices readers into a "federation of freaks" with voice-driven poems that sing a collective ode to our common strangeness. Employing humor, mystery, and a bold yet gene...

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Entering
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Entering

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Poetry. Moving from the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest, these poems enter and explore interior and exterior landscapes. Using direct speech, humor, and deft metaphors, Cecelia Hagen writes about the emotional terrain of experiences that a...

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The Next Thing Always Belongs
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The Next Thing Always Belongs

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Poetry. In a voice both down-to-earth and elusive, narrative and leaping by turns, these poems seek out the hidden connections beneath randomness and loss, from merit badges to galaxies, border collies to gravesides. In their irony and their playful...

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Garden of Beasts
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Garden of Beasts

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Poetry. Most gardens aren't designed to accommodate beasts, with their rowdy and unpredictable behavior. Think of the tumult that might erupt inside a place meant to offer quiet refuge! But wait, is beauty not fierce and wild? With intensity and pla...

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Out of Refusal
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Out of Refusal

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Poetry. In this book, poems compelled by the subjects of family history, parenthood, divorce, and the death of a brother become acts of witness and forgiveness. OUT OF REFUSAL to turn away from love and its inevitable loss, new ground is created: po...

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Last Apples of Late Empires
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Last Apples of Late Empires

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Poetry. Jessica Lamb walks the night rounds of the spirit in this first, unflinching collection of poems, keeping her accounts of desire and disappointment, loneliness and kinship, fertility and decay. The book is animated by a fierce, imperfect lov...

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The Eddy Fence
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The Eddy Fence

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Poetry. Donna Henderson's new collection traces the contours of the "eddy fence" where love and loss meet. In poems that confront a mother's illness, a forest's destruction, and the struggles to seed new life, she discovers a difficult beauty and pa...

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