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TWENTY-ONE AFTER DAYS
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TWENTY-ONE AFTER DAYS

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Poetry. "Lisa Lubasch's rich extended poem, TWENTY-ONE AFTER DAYS, snarls and snags the comfortable fabric we perceive as knowledge. Her ingenious knittong of language--a "luminous scatter"--skillfully works a continuous syntactic suspension: tugged...

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Dust Habit
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Dust Habit

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Poetry. "Trane DeVore's brilliantly seductive DUST HABIT is, in part, an account of the habit of living, a habit that generates the garbaged treasures of our mortality. The book is also clairvoyant; the poems look forward, through debris and into th...

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The Walls of Circumstance
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The Walls of Circumstance

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Poetry. In Dennis Barone's THE WALLS OF CIRCUMSTANCE the reader finds a fossil, record of our contemporary cultural confusion. These pieces are witty, biting, and weighted with an intelligence that is impossible to ignore. They burn themselves into ...

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Dead Carnival
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Dead Carnival

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Fiction. In this novel, by poet and essayist Mark Wallace, a scientist creates gilled human monstrosities that are also avatars of the possibility of imaginative transcendence. Experimentation in language and in the laboratory produce equally vertig...

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To Tell the Lamp
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To Tell the Lamp

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Poetry. "TO TELL THE LAMP offers more than "one way of redemption," inviting us tofollow its hypnotic and concatenating meditations, asking us to think forourselves about structures of time and nearness and the many ways we readyourselves in prepara...

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Distant Noise
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Distant Noise

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Poetry. Translated from the French by Norma Cole, Lydia Davis, Serge Gavronsky and Cole Swensen. The serial poems in DISTANT NOISE present spare scenes shot through with surprise and the kind of truth found only in disorientation. Emperors and stude...

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I Never Did Tell You Did I? (Unsent Letters)
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I Never Did Tell You Did I? (Unsent Letters)

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Fiction. Through a series of letters she writes to friends and family, a woman in her early forties attempts to understand the world she finds herself in but never expected."In UNSENT LETTERS Nash chooses the nearly abandoned genre of the epistle to...

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Separate Parts
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Separate Parts

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Fiction. On New York's Lower East Side, the 1960s are just beginning. SEPARATE PARTS (Six Memory Pieces) explores a world of committed, vibrant, and insistently independent artists and writers struggling for freedom from the social limitations of th...

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TO THE UZBEKISTANI SOLDIER WHO WOULD NOT SAVE MY LIFE
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TO THE UZBEKISTANI SOLDIER WHO WOULD NOT SAVE MY LIFE

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Cultural Writing. Essays, meditations, travel notes, or chapters in a novella, these seven pieces defy easy categorization. Our narrator (a certain Susan Smith Nash) initially introduces herself as a resourceful, capable, sedated woman turning 40, b...

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FLESH AND BONE
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FLESH AND BONE

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Fiction. In an earlier era, these mesmerizing vignettes might have been termed "character studies," although that same era might have banned them for their subversive and off-beat fixations. "Character," in Chadwick's writing, usually reveals itself...

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VICINITIES
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VICINITIES

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Poetry. In VICINITIES, her follow-up to HOW MANY MORE OF THEM ARE YOU? (Avec Books 1999, winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award), Lisa Lubasch illuminates a myriad of landscapes and narratives Jo"Lisa Lubasch's writing is animated by an intense...

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PAIN
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PAIN

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Poetry. In PAIN, writer, editor and filmmaker Christopher Reiner offers a contemporary version of Charles Baudelaire's Paris Spleen, retaining all the subtlety, perverse charm, and withering social commentary of the original -- and even managing to ...

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SEMIRAMIS IF I REMEMBER (SELF-PORTRAIT AS MASK)
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SEMIRAMIS IF I REMEMBER (SELF-PORTRAIT AS MASK)

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Poetry. SEMIRAMIS IF I REMEMBER is a quietly remarkable meditation on life and death. Poet Keith Waldrup has seen much of both, and here turns his attention to all that can get lost in living, attempting to evoke and remember what remains. Waldrup's...

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The Big Lie
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The Big Lie

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Fiction. A boy finds an artist's manifesto on the floor, a gay man reflects on his regrets, a woman suddenly sees a man's face through her car window. Subtly referencing some of the great iconoclasts of literature and philosophy (Kafka, Wilde, Nietz...

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BENCHED
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BENCHED

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Fiction. A failed man haunted by his successful past, a woman whose academic career can't hide her alienation and loneliness, a thoughtless young man living for his next sexual conquest: in Cydney Chadwick's new novella BENCHED, these three people m...

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