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Carrion Flowers Suite

December 10th, 2016|

Buy $25 In a world of dismaying and oppressive absolutes, James Pate traces the political urgency of the Gothic in Flowers Among the Carrion: “There is nothing escapist about dreams: instead, they are a [...]

efg by Valerie Hsiung

December 10th, 2016|

Poetry ISBN: 978-0-0—575-93-8 Release Date: December, 2016 $12   Valerie Hsiung's powerful, fugue-like procession of words continues in her third full-length collection, efg (exchange following and gene flow). Her words seem to prick you [...]

Forthcoming Titles for 2016-17

September 17th, 2016|

This year we have many new and exciting books coming out. efg by Valerie Hsiung Prosopopoeia by Farid Tali (translated by Aditi Machado) Flowers Among the Carrion: Essays on the Gothic in Contemporary Poetry by [...]