Some of the Goods

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Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones by Lucia Perillo

Lucia Perillo writes poignant, smart, very engaging poems. Perhaps you are familiar with her work. If so, you know she has a vast storehouse of sometimes arcane knowledge to call upon, and that her palpable knowledge of the mortality of all things gives her work… Read More

Used Books: February 2016

Recently people have brought in some cartons of used books for us to consider buying. There must be a pre-spring cleaning going on. Here's a list of some we picked up. More should follow. As always, if you have questions about the condition of any of these… Read More

The Darkening Trapeze by Larry Levis

Larry Levis died May 1996, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that a book of his "last poems" should show up now. A very happy surprise, it turns out, because it is a very good book. These poems, written at various points… Read More

Hypnos by René Char

A Surrealist poet throughout the '20s, separated from the movement by the mid-1930s, René Char set aside publishing to join the Resistance in 1940 and command a parachute drop zone in southeastern France. Though refusing to disseminate any writings during wartime, he did write, keeping… Read More

White Blight by Athena Farrokhzad

Iranian-born Swedish national Athena Farrokhzad movingly tells one family's immigration story with six voices, distinct not in delivery but in vantage, interpretation, tone, and approach. We get metaphorical language, blunt colloquialisms, warped adages, cultural sayings; and then, most importantly, we get the variable faces of… Read More

This & That

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C.D. Wright

We are stunned and saddened by the loss of C.D. Wright (1949-2016). In the still rough wake left by the death of David Bowie (not known as a poet, but a greatly influential artist of this age) came the news of Ms. Wright’s. Her tempered fierceness, her artfully direct and intelligently indirect poetry and prose… Read more »

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It took us 20 years to do it, but by gum we’ve got ’em now! They are available for sale at $14 for sizes small through XL; $15 for XXL; and $16 for XXXL. If you are one of our Gross Customers (that is, you’ve bought a dozen dozens), you have a free one waiting… Read more »

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