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A wide selection of poetry books, including many titles from Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry Series. 
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Phaedrus Pron
Paul Chan
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Published as a limited paperback and an unlimited e-book, Paul Chan's Phaedrus Pron recasts Plato's legendary dialogue on art, erotic love, and madness as unyielding sexual prose that stretches the limits of intelligibility a...
 
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A Handmade Museum
Brenda Coultas
Coffee House Press
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Brenda Coultas's prose poems take us on a well-documented tour from the Bowery, pre-1900 and post-9/11, to southern Indiana, pre-automobile and post-genetic engineering. Her poems are sculptures pieced together from bits of memory and a montage of American detritus. This cinematic and wildly original collection asks the big questions as it documents our private selves, playing out our lives in public.
 
  
City of Corners
John Godfrey
Wave Books
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With an enemy
like daylight who needs
the psychology dime
Hips do the work
and I cross the world

A longtime resident of Manhattan's Lower East Side, John Godfrey works as a registered nurse in New York City, where he cares for homebound AIDS patients in Brooklyn and Queens. City of Corners is his sixth collection of poetry.
 
  
Click and Clone
Elaine Equi
Coffee House Press
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Click and Clone explores American life as it has been altered by our technological revolution. Elaine Equi's style is sophisticated, yet always accessible and truly democratic in approach. Whether she is writing about art, pop culture, consumerism, or reality TV, Equi does so with clarity and wit.
 
  
If Not Metamorphic
Brenda Iijima
Ahsahta Press
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IF NOT METAMORPHIC uses the long form, frequently in choral antiphon, to ask what kind of pressures exert change--as in the title poem, where war and human cruelty have turned even the kelp murderous--and what exactly is changed: sometimes words take on other forms before our eyes, sometimes sentences try on new endings in shameless view, and puns on popular culture poke through the deepest meditation.
 
  
Money Shot
Rae Armantrout
Wesleyan University Press
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The poems in Money Shot are forensic. Just as the money shot in porn is proof of the male orgasm, these poems explore questions of revelation and concealment. What is seen, what is hidden, and how do we know? Money Shot's investigation of these questions takes on a particular urgency because it occurs in the context of the suddenly revealed market manipulation and subsequent "great recession" of 2008-2009.
 
  
Peace Conference
Thomas Fink
Marsh Hawk Press
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Beginning with "Generic Whistle Stop," a long poem that rings myriad changes on political rhetoric, PEACE CONFERENCE goes on to extend such poetic series from prior books as the linguistically hybrid "Yinglish Strophes," the rocking/rolling "Dented Reprise," and "Nonce Sonnet." Thomas Fink's seventh collection also initiates two new series, "Goad" and "Dusk Bowl Intimacies," which, in different ways, force bits of individual psyche to butt heads with the social. The curvilinear twists and torques of many of these poems enable visual and verbal gestures to swing together and apart.
 
  
Phaedrus Pron
Paul Chan
Badlands Unlimited
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Published as a limited paperback and an unlimited e-book, Paul Chan's Phaedrus Pron recasts Plato's legendary dialogue on art, erotic love, and madness as unyielding sexual prose that stretches the limits of intelligibility and sense.
 
  
Picasso in Barcelona
Bob Holman
Bob Holman
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Translated into Spanish by Sol Gaitan. PICASSO IN BARCELONA is Bob Holman's fifteenth book, if you count CDs, videos, anthologies and translations, which he does. In it, he takes on Pablo Picasso, and it's pretty much a draw. But then, it is Picasso at age 15, so somewhat unfair, and of course Pablo doesn't give us his version of what went on.
 
  
Ripple Effect : New and Selected Poems
Elaine Equi
Coffee House Press
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In RIPPLE EFFECT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, Elaine Equi consolidates thirty years of practicing and perfecting her unique brand of expansive minimalism. As a lover of clarity, wit, and elegance, the aphorism, proverb, haiku, and caption are among her favorite modes of expression.
 
  
Since I Moved in
Tim Peterson
Chax Press
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"In this self-reflective investigation Tim Peterson sensitively probes the nuances of transformation via language. The poise of consciousness: the body's positioning interlaced with the mind reservoir of move is calculated, and also nonchalant. This surface is taut with signal. The incongruities are provocative, the language, stunning." - Brenda Iijima

 
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