Required Reading — (remissions)

I am remiss in not posting immediately about the following new fantastic publications:

Full Catastrophe Living by Zach Savich

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I cannot say enough good things about Zach’s first collection, which won this year’s Iowa Poetry Prize. Can barely express my love for it. Nestled between the covers: nighttime in the corn fields, Don Quixote in the audience, boiling in the honey. His language does the beating for my heart.

The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry

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This is Jed’s first novel, published by Penguin in February. It’s getting a lot of great press and was already featured in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Details, and other big magazines. I loved reading it and was so gripped by the plot I completely forgot that I was reading a book by a friend–I was just reading a great book. A delicious novel to devour on a cold and rainy afternoon. It feels like drinking tea with milk and sugar.

Airport by Emily Kendal Frey

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Frey’s new e-chapbook is exquisite, balancing a timelessly beautiful design with accessible online technology. The poems are lyrical and seem to float from the page, with each turn feeling like a new arrival. Read it, read it, read it. Then come to see her read at the Jones Library this Sunday!

And last but certainly not least…

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It’s no wonder editor Seth Landman loves these poems about whaling, basketball, and Britney Spears, and you will too! All by beautiful friends Brian Baldi, Ezekial Black, Warm Jack Christian, Ari Feld, Lewis Freedman, Anjali Khosla Mullany, Mark Leidner, Edward Mullany, Emily Toder, & Lesley Yalen. Buy it for $6 here.

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