About Action Books

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Action Books has created 58 blog entries.

Javier Etchevarren, Fable of an Inconsolable Man

February 15th, 2017|

Translated by Jesse Lee Kercheval Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Poverty Studies. Urban Studies. ISBN: 978-0-900-57595-2 $12 Even the most beautiful, this fracture of love, breaking my spirit, forcing me to joy— I abandon. If the abyss before birth had a voice, [...]

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 currency in our waking world, [...]

Valerie Hsiung, efg

December 10th, 2016|

Poetry ISBN: 978-0-900-57593-8 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 as pins amidst her nostalgia and floral [...]

Farid Tali, Prosopopoeia

December 10th, 2016|

Fiction ISBN: 978-0-9898048-6-8 Release Date: December 15, 2016 $12   “I couldn’t get used to the idea that this process might come to a halt. Of course, it was better for the limbs of this body that the dismantling [...]

James Pate, Flowers Among the Carrion

November 5th, 2016|

Essay ISBN: 978-0-900575-92-1 $10   “Too often, the utopianist dreams of a world where all humans reflect back the face he sees in the mirror. But in the Gothic, there are multiple life-forms and continual metamorphoses; there are doubles [...]

Incorruptible Autumn

September 17th, 2016|

$20 Receive two new Action Books titles: My Country, Tonight by Josué Guébo, trans. Todd Fredson and OVERPOUR by Jane Wong Regular Price: $32 Sale Price: $20

Josué Guébo, My Country, tonight

September 15th, 2016|

Poetry ISBN: 978-0-900575-90-7 Release Date September, 2016 $12 Ivorian poet Josué Guébo’s My country, tonight, translated by Todd Fredson, engages with the turbulence surrounding the 2011 ousting of president Laurent Gbagbo by French and UN forces and its subsequent civil [...]

Jane wong, Overpour

September 1st, 2016|

Poetry ISBN:9780900575914 Release Date October, 2016 $12   Jane Wong’s first collection makes a brilliant entrance. Animal, vegetable, mineral, mothers, grandmothers, continents, bugs and blood and guts—the poems in Overpour are bodies of vibrant and vibrating matter that constellate [...]