SPD is proud to celebrate recent titles that have drawn critical praise & attention! We've gathered some of our favorite recent review highlights and will compile that buzz for you here regularly.  
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[book cover] motion studies
Motion Studies
(Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019)
By Jena Osman
from Publishers Weekly | May 20, 2019
[book cover] stay
(YesYes Books, 2019)
By Tanya Olson
from Publishers Weekly | May 20, 2019
Joy of Missing Out
(Birds, LLC, 2018)
By Ana Božičević
from Entropy | May 20, 2019
[book cover]heart like a window, mouth like a cliff
Heart Like A Window, Mouth Like A Cliff
(Noemi Press, 2019)
By Sara Borjas
from The Rumpus | May 10, 2019
[book cover] the warm south
 The Warm South: A Novel
(Roundabout Press, 2019)
By Paul Kerschen
from the LA Times | May 10, 2019
[book cover] the tiniest muzzle sings songs of freedom

(Wave Books, 2019)
By Magdalena Zurawski

from Hyperallergic | May 5, 2019
[book cover] a drink of red mirror
A Drink of Red Mirror
(Action Books, 2019)
By Kim Hyesoon, tr. Jiwon Shin, Lauren Albin, & Sue Hyon Bae
from Tarpaulin Sky | May 3, 2019
[book cover] pet sounds
(Nightboat Books, 2019)
By Stephanie Young
from Open Space | May 2, 2019
[book cover] the alley of fireflies
(The Song Cave, 2019)
By Raymond Roussel, tr. Mark Ford

from The New Yorker | May 2, 2019
[cover of book] Crosslight for Youngbird

Crosslight for Youngbird
(Nightboat Books, 2018)
By Asiya Wadud
from The Kenyon Review | April 26, 2019

[book cover] A Year From Today

A Year From Today
(Nightboat Books, 2018)
By Stacy Szymaszek

from Lambda Literary | April 24, 2019
"The poetry is lived, an internalized, masterful apprehension of things." -Dale Smith


[book cover] fossils in the making

Fossils in the Making

(Black Ocean, 2019)
By Kristin George Bagdanov 


from Chicago Review of Books | April 23, 2019


The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet
(Rose Metal Press, 2019)
By David Carlin and Nicole Walker
from Publishers Weekly | April 22, 2019




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