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The Gilded Auction Book


by Shane McCrae | Aug 12, 2019 | Poetry

Shane McCrae is the author of several poetry collections, including Mule (2011); Blood (2013); The Animal Too Big to Kill (2015); In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017)—winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, which bolsters an understanding of racism, and a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times […]

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the way we live now

by Evie Shockley | Aug 7, 2019 | Poetry

Intensely alive and topical, brimming with unfettered social critique and on-fire language, Evie Shockley’s work is pertinent, spirited, exhilarating poetry that sweeps us past sociopolitical despair, functioning as a fierce, loving bulwark against complacency and violence. Evie Shockley is the author of three books of poetry, including semiautomatic, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize […]

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Patricia Spears Jones

Living Room

by Patricia Spears Jones | May 20, 2019 | Poetry

Patricia Spears Jones is a Brooklyn-based African-American poet. Her most recent collection, A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s 2016 William Carlos Williams Prize, as well as for the Paterson Poetry Prize. Her earlier books include Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press, 2010), Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha […]

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Ellen Hinsey

A Concise Biography of Tyranny

by Ellen Hinsey | Apr 16, 2019 | Poetry

Ellen Hinsey is a Paris-based poet, translator, and political thinker in the tradition of Hannah Arendt. Her four books of poetry are Cities of Memory, a winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, The White Fire of Time, Update on the Descent, and The Illegal Age (2018), which explores themes of fascism and unraveling democracy. […]

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The Twenty-Ninth Year


by Hala Alyan | Mar 14, 2019 | Poetry

Palestinian-American author and clinical psychologist Hala Alyan has, at 32, already published four acclaimed books of poetry, as well as a novel, Salt Houses, which won the Arab American Book Award for fiction and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In depicting the roller-coaster ride of exile and nonstop adaptation to new worlds, the speaker in […]

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