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Patient Zero
Tomás Q. Morín's Patient Zero is full of life and its undeniable hungers. Claws, fins, mouths, and feathers populate a fanciful world: a man in a crowded market becomes a...
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Barbie Chang
In  Barbie Chang ,  Victoria Chang explores racial prejudice, sexual privilege, and the disillusionment of love through a reimagining of Barbie – perfect in the cultural...
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Tumbling toward the End
David Budbill died in September 2016, before the publication of his eighth book of poetry. Tumbling toward the End is a candid assessment of imminent mortality haunted by the timbre of...
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Drawing upon eight previous collections and including a book-length selection of new poems, this retrospective tunes its ears and eyes to the natural world and a provenance that includes the...
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Where Now
Laura Kasischke’s long-awaited selected poems,  Where Now,  presents the breadth of her probing vision that notices then subverts the so-called “normal.” A lover of...
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John Freeman
John Freeman is an American writer and a literary critic. Freeman grew up in New York, Pennsylvania and California, and graduated from Swarthmore College. He was the editor of the literary...
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Together and By Ourselves
Together and by Ourselves , Alex Dimitrov's second book of poems, takes on broad existential questions and the reality of our current moment: being seemingly connected to one...
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Laura Kasischke
Laura Kasischke is the author of nine collections of poetry and seven novels. Her work has received many honors, including the Pushcart Prize, the Juniper Poetry Prize, and the Rilke...
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Poems of the Masters

by Bill Porter (aka Red Pine)


It's said if a translation can pass on sixty percent of the original information, that would be a very good one. [...] This book is quite good in passing messages of thousands of years ago to the modern English speaking#

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