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Tauhou By Kōtuku Titihuia Nuttall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781487011697
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Published: House of Anansi Press - April 11th, 2023

Tauhou is stunning it its successful depiction of cultural rupture through a collective voice. Nonlinear and wide-scoped, Tahou introduces a host of characters whose relationships to one another are refracted across oceans and centuries. 


Hurricane Season By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811230735
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

When My Brother Was an Aztec By Natalie Diaz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556593833
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 8th, 2012

Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo By Richard Hugo, William Kittredge (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Richard Hugo, William Kittredge (Introduction by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780393307849
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 17th, 1991

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing By Richard Hugo Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393338720
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2010

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Memoirs of a Polar Bear By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225786
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Published: New Directions - November 8th, 2016

Delightfully weird. This book shimmers like a dream, shifting in perspective through three generations of polar bears as they navigate different kinds of celebrity. As silly as the writing can be, there is plenty of heart-panging beauty in it, too.


Optic Subwoof By Douglas Kearney Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781950268672
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Published: Wave Books - November 15th, 2022

If you hate the stuff poetry you were taught in school, this book is for you! Kearney combines visual elements with large swaths of prose poetry that create something truly unique. 


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My Year of Meats: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140280463
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Published: Penguin Books - March 1st, 1999

Ozeki's first (and, I'd argue, most delightfully hare-brained) novel. Her exploration of food, gender , and culture still hold up. She is so skilled in producing work that is right on the edge of funny, ridiculous, an poignant. Ok, and just to be clear-- it gets intense!


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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525541349
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

An unreliable narrator that pulls you straight through this twisty story. Animal Murderers?!?! Dark, secret-filled villages in eastern Europe?!?! What's not to love?


Mad Honey Symposium By Sally Wen Mao Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781938584060
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Published: Alice James Books - May 6th, 2014

For plant lovers! Wen Mao gives voice to bugs, plants, and other beasts of the garden, weaving a fever dream of color and visceral emotion together. 


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Florida By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

A multi-textured panhandle-gothic experience. In all her stories, Groff conveys an inescapable feeling of being watched. 

 


Judas Goat: Poems By Gabrielle Bates Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534644
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Published: Tin House Books - January 24th, 2023

This collection is a breathtaking conversation with rural Appalachian life and an intensely Christian upbringing


Satan Says (Pitt Poetry Series) By Sharon Olds Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822953142
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - June 30th, 1980