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Susan Howe : from The Western Borders printed by Tuumba Press hosted @ECLIPSE
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Susan Howe : from The Western Borders printed by Tuumba Press hosted @ECLIPSE

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Printing of Goose Game for Death Centos: special edition using the facilities at The Center for Book Arts.

by Taylor Mead

by Taylor Mead

Covers: Hannah Weiner by Eric S. Lunde

Covers: Hannah Weiner by Eric S. Lunde

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Gertrude Stein by Andy Warhol
Gertrude Stein  by Francis Picabia

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from 2001 by Blaise Larmee

from 2001 by Blaise Larmee

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Do you like Indie Lit? Do you like summer? Who’s your crush?

These are all pertinent questions.

Not sure what to read at the beach this summer? We’re pretty sure you would like one of these:
The Collected Poemsby AiBringing together thirty years of poetry across eight books, this first complete edition of Ai’s work reveals her mastery of the dramatic monologue.Quick Questionby John AshberyDespite his nerves and his remembrances, Ashbery’s rollicks show that he’s still one of our youngest poets at heart.red doc >by Anne CarsonThis book finds Carson once again blurring the lines of prose and poetry, and challenging both genres within a single poem.88 Sonnetsby Clark CoolidgeThis welcoming embrace of the mind’s ghosts and dalliances amounts to a remarkable intimacy in Coolidge’s latest collection.Senegal Taxiby Juan Felipe HerreraHerrera takes on Sudanese injustice in this latest collection of monologues, transcripts, and prose poems, telling the story of three children as they try to escape a ravaged village. Lake Superiorby Lorine NiedeckerWritten in the spare style that typifies her work, Niedecker’s poem was the distilled product of a road trip she took with her husband Al Millen in 1966. Partially Keptby Martha RonkThroughout her ninth collection, Ronk calls upon language to reconcile the space in which the body ends and nature begins. Sorry Was in the Woodsby Michelle TaranskyUnlike Frost, who stopped himself from entering the woods out of fear, Taransky’s latest sends her headlong into darkness and deepness. Memeby Susan WheelerMuch like memes themselves, which operate by means of refrain and repetition, each of these poems begins with a stock phrase that will ring familiar to most who grew up in America in the last fifty years. Fall Higherby Dean YoungLike Whitman, Young is a wandering poet whose tongue refuses nothing in its desire to taste the multitudes. 

Not sure what to read at the beach this summer? We’re pretty sure you would like one of these:

The Collected Poems
by Ai
Bringing together thirty years of poetry across eight books, this first complete edition of Ai’s work reveals her mastery of the dramatic monologue.

Quick Question
by John Ashbery
Despite his nerves and his remembrances, Ashbery’s rollicks show that he’s still one of our youngest poets at heart.

red doc >
by Anne Carson
This book finds Carson once again blurring the lines of prose and poetry, and challenging both genres within a single poem.

88 Sonnets
by Clark Coolidge
This welcoming embrace of the mind’s ghosts and dalliances amounts to a remarkable intimacy in Coolidge’s latest collection.

Senegal Taxi
by Juan Felipe Herrera
Herrera takes on Sudanese injustice in this latest collection of monologues, transcripts, and prose poems, telling the story of three children as they try to escape a ravaged village. 
Lake Superior
by Lorine Niedecker
Written in the spare style that typifies her work, Niedecker’s poem was the distilled product of a road trip she took with her husband Al Millen in 1966. 

Partially Kept
by Martha Ronk
Throughout her ninth collection, Ronk calls upon language to reconcile the space in which the body ends and nature begins. 

Sorry Was in the Woods
by Michelle Taransky
Unlike Frost, who stopped himself from entering the woods out of fear, Taransky’s latest sends her headlong into darkness and deepness. 

Meme
by Susan Wheeler
Much like memes themselves, which operate by means of refrain and repetition, each of these poems begins with a stock phrase that will ring familiar to most who grew up in America in the last fifty years. 

Fall Higher
by Dean Young
Like Whitman, Young is a wandering poet whose tongue refuses nothing in its desire to taste the multitudes.