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              The Anatomist
               

              The Anatomist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Schwilling, Taryn

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              Poetry. THE ANATOMIST is a collection of lyric dissections in which the female body is re-historied. The erotic is languaged like lace. The Anatomist offers portraits of the female body, rendered variously as Venus, as saint, as butchered beast, as bee colony, as loss. The poems ...in this collection take the body apart, piece by piece, to remake her in her own vision. To make her desires into song.
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              ISBN 9781936919321
              Released AU 16 Jun 2015
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              Bad Star
               

              Bad Star (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hazelton, Rebecca

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              Poetry. Just enough knife, just enough feather Rebecca Hazelton's Bad Star cuts and caresses with masochistic precision in this brilliant dissection of modern love. I would say to potential readers: take a deep breath and see how far you can go. Allison Benis White Bad Star is a ...gripping, lyric noir that chronicles the travails of a clear-eyed femme fatale we root for despite, or because of, her love of 'small violences/ which swoon her silent/ and unafraid. Hazelton recasts a tale of star-crossed lovers with a fierce intelligence, a profound exploration of eroticism, and a music so exquisite it carries us through from violence to radiance: 'what joy, / to feel opened up/ to wonder to have the real/ fear at last.' Katy Didden
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              ISBN 9781936919246
              Released AU 18 Dec 2013
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              Landscape with Sex and Violence
               

              Landscape with Sex and Violence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Melnick, Lynn

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              Poetry. California Interest. Women's Studies. Domestic Abuse. The poems in LANDSCAPE WITH SEX AND VIOLENCE explore what it means to exist within a rape culture so entrenched that it can't be separated from the physical landscapes in which it enacts itself. Lyrically complex and s...tartling--yet forthright and unflinching--these poems address rape, abortion, sex work, and other subjects frequently omitted from male-dominated literary traditions, without forsaking the pleasures of being embodied, or the value of personal freedom, of moonlight, and of hope. Throughout, the topography and mythology of California, as well as the uses and failures of language itself, are players in what it means to be a woman, a sexual being, and a trauma survivor in contemporary America.
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              ISBN 9781936919550
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              This, Sisyphus
               

              This, Sisyphus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Courtney, Brandon

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              Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Metaphysical in scope, transcendent in language, THIS, SISYPHUS makes malleable received forms and rhyme to articulate what it means to face incalculable loss. Centered on the death and subsequent repatriation of a sailor who was the author's lover and cl...osest friend, this collection moves beyond elegiac gestalt, questioning instead a God who created an imperfect world in which death is possible and inevitable. Composed of four sections, THIS, SISYPHUS is a rejection of Leibniz's best possible world, and, more importantly, it is the author's transubstantiated epiphany that, ultimately, in tragedy and suffering, we have only each other. Whether wrestling God or trying to make sense and sound out of grief, Brandon Courtney's THIS, SISYPHUS is a bright, urgent addition to the elegiac canon. My lord, folks, the language Courtney has found here interrupted me. Such a deep well of grief matched with such a high zenith of lyric, just as it should be. Written exquisitely and vulnerably, this is a book for anyone seeking to wander back towards the light after travelling through Death's valley. --Danez Smith Trenchant, Achillean mourning soaks this book's extraordinary sonic terrain with its indelible weight. What more definitive shape of haunting is there, THIS, SISYPHUS implores, than finding the beloved imbuing that one element which overwhelms the recognizable world-ocean, contained and unappeasable in all forms conventional and nonce, carnal and inanimate. Courtney's erotic, erosive soldier's psalms enunciate the guilt of doing what one can with the awful gift of a human life in the aftermath of another's destruction, 'building a new language / from what you left inside.' --Justin Phillip Reed
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              ISBN 9781936919703
              Released AU 14 May 2019
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              Undoll
               

              Undoll (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grae, Tanya

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              Poetry. Women's Studies. Tanya Grae's UNDOLL is a debut poetry collection that explores the ways we can be confined by image, society, tradition how we often play roles for ourselves, for others. Experimenting through form and rhythm, Grae's brave quartet examines how damage has ...an origin often lost along the way. Part coming of age, part battle cry, UNDOLL, whether viewed as a noun, an adjective, or a verb, points to nonconforming, that the received role can be unzipped and left behind. In this deft and restless oeuvre on the enigma that is woman, Tanya Grae displays an expressive narrative mastery that's unusual in a debut. These resolute stanzas are alternately fierce and tender, served up with an addictive skill that inspires awe and roots the reader in stories so many of us are afraid to tell. Patricia Smith In UNDOLL, Tanya Grae draws on a multitude of clear images and cultural references to steady the roiling emotional drama underlying her poems. For her fortunate readers, the result is a mixture of literary artistry and human cries of desire, disappointment, and anger. This poet has found a new way to combine a lively, educated mind with the naked reality of the body. Billy Collins
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              ISBN 9781936919536
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              Love the Stranger
               

              Love the Stranger (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Deshpande, Jay

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              Poetry. Top Debut Collection of 2015, Poets and Writers. This is a book of great beauty and of terrible suspicion regarding that beauty. This is a poet of intensifying linguistic gift and of terrible suspicion regarding that gift. Is there, yet, an Auto-Voyeuristic school of poet...ry? If not, then Jay Deshpande's troubling and gorgeous LOVE THE STRANGER 'watch yourself grow muscle in your failures / and hate it' could be the founding document. Josh Bell Deshpande tracks those moments when we become strange to ourselves, when indecision and failure wrench us open. He writes with a kind of glowing, dreamlike clarity about desire, distraction, regret the ways we rush past ourselves, the ways we hurt each other. This book is full of searching and light. Joanna Klink Elegant, dreamy, and hauntingly charismatic, Deshpande's poems captivate the way the recordings of their patron saint Chet Baker do, insisting time after time that exceptional artistry can spin even radical loneliness and excruciating sensitivity into music that radiates and affirms. Provoking 'a hunger become so animal' then tranquilizing it with 'orchestrated moonlight, ' LOVE THE STRANGER is a book, a shady neighborhood, and a mood that readers will return to again and again. Timothy Donnelly
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              ISBN 9781936919338
              Released AU 15 Nov 2015
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              Ceremony of Sand
               

              Ceremony of Sand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gomez, Rodney

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              Poetry. Latinx Studies. Set along the U.S.-Mexican border, CEREMONY OF SAND is an examination of hiddenness, of those things the borderlands want kept secret, of the banal violence that is both internally created and forced upon it. The collection exposes the futility of naming t...he borderlands as one particular type of place and tackles the complexity of its inhabitants, their contradictions, their language, and their failures. In poems both fatalistic and deeply hopeful, CEREMONY OF SAND serves as witness as it also addresses the complexity of developing a language of unique personhood while living inside a culture that expects recapitulation of its own aesthetics and beliefs.
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              ISBN 9781936919673
              Released AU 15 Apr 2019
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              Stay
               

              Stay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Olson, Tanya

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              Poetry. LGBTQIA studies. Women's studies. [This collection] is a broad American exploration of what it costs to remain in a place, an idea, an identity, as well as what it costs to leave these things. Grounded in American music, these poems dig into and flee from worlds and belie...fs, marking what is gained and lost with every arrival and departure --Publisher marketing.
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              ISBN 9781936919659
              Released AU 15 May 2019
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              [insert] Boy
               

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              By Smith, Danez

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              The poems of [INSERT] BOY have need of the body--desire it and lament its mortality--but over and again they assert Smith's seemingly religious belief that every sound the body makes, every word and wail, is only possible through connection to some other plane of existence. This ...is a lovely, voice-driven book, singing high notes sharp as a switchblade -- Provided by publisher.
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              ISBN 9781936919284
              Released AU 24 Dec 2014
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              I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had on
               

              I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had on (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Queen, Khadijah

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              Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Hybrid Genre. Part 1980s and 1990s nostalgia, part exuberant storytelling, I'M SO FINE: A LIST OF FAMOUS MEN & WHAT I HAD ON turns a sharply humorous magnifying glass onto gendered interact...ions in daily life, framed primarily by random celebrity encounters in Los Angeles. Far from a narrative of fame-chasing or conceit, however, I'M SO FINE breathlessly addresses what it means for a woman to fight for dignity and survival in an often hostile environment, to come into her own power as she decides what she wants for herself & mostly gets its every fineness. I'M SO FINE is an accumulation that is the feminine memory that has had enough. This book is strength, is a critique, is subversive, is a woman, a fist, an lol, an F.U., a refusal, a gaze back at the gaze, is inevitable freedom wearing a flowered dress Kente cloth bomber jacket red lipstick white jeans a velvet choker white platform sandals a black turtleneck electric blue column dress an eggshell blouse with a high collar & pearl buttons is wearing a powerful woman's body and mind. --Natalie Diaz
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              ISBN 9781936919468
              Released AU 15 Mar 2017
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