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 Staff Picks (August 2020) 
 


  Omg, we love small press books! And these are some of our favorites. Now they can be some of your favorites too...if they aren't already. Be sure to check in every month for a new handful to add to your reading list...lists...so many lists.
 
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 wite out: love and work | linda norton | hanging loose press
 
recommended by 
Liam Curley
 

Diaries, letters, and notebooks are the saddest forms of writing, really—the bluest. Unlike elegy, they don't know exactly when death is, and so you see a mind alive; you get to fall in love with how someone thinks and tries to be understood. WITE OUT—Linda Norton's lyric recollection of the years between 1996 and 2016—is a deeply sad book, then, because of how marvelous the mind is inside it. A document of race, family, poetry and the receptive space—all the living that gets done—between poems, the book is animated with hard-knocked empathy and wicked humour. It is like sitting at the kitchen table of a friend you've fallen out of touch with, spilling years of hot gossip, life's stings and sweetness, thinking "why don't we do this more often?" Yeah, why don't we? you think reading WITE OUT, why don't we care for each other while we can?



 earthly days | jose revueltas | archive 48
 
recommended by 
e. conner 


 invocation to daughters | barbara jane reyes | city lights publishers
 
recommended by 
Janice Worthen 


 drawings | norma cole | further other books
 
recommended by 
Janice Worthen 


 black aesthetic season III | nan collymore & the black aesthetic curatorial collective | wolfman books
 
recommended by 
Trisha Low 
 


 
 
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