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Anarchists in the Academy

Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry

Dani Spinosa

A provocative text that uses postanarchism to explore contemporary poetry and digital media.

Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9781772123760

Rain Shadow

Nicholas Bradley

Poetry that explores our fraught relationship with nature: playful, serious, heartsore.

Paperback
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9781772123708

Field Recordings

Poems by Russell Brakefield

Poetry that uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of family, art, and masculinity.

Paperback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344965
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344972

Songs for Dead Children

E. D. Blodgett

Timeless and powerful poems contemplating eternity, grief, and love in a reflective and quiet way.

Paperback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9781772123692

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Alice Major

Poetry, science, ecological calamity, and human-driven climate change. Where do we fit in the universe?

Paperback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9781772123685

The Lake Michigan Mermaid

A Tale in Poems

Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
Illustrated by Meridith Ridl

A modern-day fairy-tale told in conversation between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342206
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342213

Broad Sympathies in a Narrow World

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

Dr. Sandra Staton-Taiwo

A colllection of poetic reflections on the public and private life of an American intellectual giant.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780940713260

The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

A personal narrative of past and present racial violence and resistance to terror in the United States.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279

Hölderlin

The Poetics of Being

Adrian Del Caro

Here is a comprehensive introduction for the English reader to the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814323212
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344637

Eco-dementia

Poems by Janet Kauffman

Poems inspired by a love of the living world and the actions that destroy what sustains us.

Paperback
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343814
eBOOK
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343821

Somewhere We'll Leave the World

Poems by Russell Thorburn

Poems suggesting that living on Earth takes a lot of practice.

Paperback
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342541
eBOOK
Published: September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342534

Listen. If

Douglas Barbour

Love to landscapes, politics to jazz; poems to read aloud for the joy of sound.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772122541

Believing is not the same as Being Saved

Lisa Martin

Lyric poems that tenderly meditate on life and death, joy and sorrow, faith and doubt.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772121872

Little Wildheart

Micheline Maylor

Quirky, startling, earthy poems reflect the moods of existence.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9781772122336

Harborless

Poems by Cindy Hunter Morgan

Poetry that recounts Great Lakes shipwrecks through imagination and history.

Paperback
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9780814342428
eBOOK
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9780814342435

Rowing Inland

poems by Jim Daniels

Charts the emotional, political, and economic landscapes of the working-class Metro Detroit community and its residents.

Paperback
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342183
eBOOK
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342190

The Bird-while

Poems by Keith Taylor
With illustrations by Tom Pohrt

Short poems that look closely at small moments in a personal history, in art, and in the natural world.

Paperback
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342404
eBOOK
Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814342411

The Home Place

Essays on Robert Kroetsch’s Poetry

Dennis Cooley

Dazzling, playful, and intellectually complex examination of personal recollections and archival materials about Kroetsch’s poetry.

Paperback
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 9781772121193
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I Want to Be Once

Poems by M. L. Liebler

Poems that take a poignant look at societal issues and contemporary American topics, such as working-class life and twenty-first century war.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342022
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814342039
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Sharp Blue Search of Flame

Poems by Zilka Joseph

Stirring, atmospheric poems that journey through memories of growing up in India, and the myth, death, loss, and rebirth that surrounds that experience.

Paperback
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340493
eBOOK
Published: April 2016
ISBN: 9780814340509

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