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Poetry
Su Hwang

Against the backdrop of the war on drugs and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, a Korean girl comes of age in her parents’ bodega in the Queensbridge projects. This collection offers a singular perspective on our nation of immigrants and the tensions...

Poetry
Eric Pankey

Taking its name from the Roman goddess of wisdom and her companion bird, Owl of Minerva turns astonishingly precise attention to the physical world, scouring it for evidence of the spiritual as the poet travels through such places as...

This National Poetry Series winner is an unflinching portrait of the actual west—full of beauty as well as brutality, where boys tentatively learn to become, and to love, men. Its landscapes are ravaged but also startlingly lush, and even its...

Nonfiction
Tim Robinson

From cartographer Tim Robinson comes the second title in the Seedbank series, a breathtakingly intimate exploration of one beloved place’s geography, ecology, and history. Footstep by footstep, moment...

Fiction
Faith Sullivan

One winter’s night, Ruby Drake’s beloved parents perish in an accident—and suddenly, Ruby finds herself penniless and nearly alone in the world. Her new path eventually takes her to Harvester, to romance, and to a journey of selfhood on the...

Nonfiction
Max Ritvo and Sarah Ruhl

In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Max Ritvo was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet in remission from pediatric cancer. Studded with poems and songs, their...

Nonfiction
Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor

A multicultural anthology about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world. Original contributions from some of our most cherished voices—including Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Bill McKibben, Pico Iyer,...

Nonfiction
Gregory Orr

When Gregory Orr was twelve years old, he shot and killed his brother in a hunting accident. Guilt weighed on him throughout a childhood split between the rural Hudson Valley and jungles of Haiti. But eventually his experiences led him to...

21 | 19: Contemporary Poets and the North American Nineteenth-Century, edited by Kristen Case and Alexandra Manglis
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Alexandra Manglis and Kristen Case

As the twenty-first century unfolds in a United States characterized by deep divisions, diminished democracy, and dramatic transformation of identities, the poets in this collection cast fresh critical light on the golden age of American...

Nonfiction
Darrel J. McLeod

As a small boy in remote Alberta, the author was immersed in his Cree family’s history, passed down in the stories of his mother, Bertha. But after a series of tragic losses, Bertha turned wild and unstable, and their home life became chaotic....

Fiction
Geneviève Damas

2020 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE FINALIST

From celebrated Belgian author Geneviève Damas, a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of education.

Illiterate, isolated, and held at arm’s length...

Poetry
John McCarthy

Selected by Victoria Chang, this winner of the Jake Adam York Prize  is a deeply personal examination of violent masculinity, driven by a yearning for more compassionate ways of being. With arresting lyricism and humility, these poems attend to...

Poetry
Don Bogen

This is a collection about time—about memory, and remembrance, and how the past makes itself manifest in the world. A desk, a mailbox, a house delivering its own autobiography: in these poems, objects hold history, even if they’ve grown...

Nonfiction
Elizabeth Rush

From the Gulf Coast to Miami, and New York City to the Bay Area, climate change is changing the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. This book weaves the firsthand accounts of those who are living through sea level rise today with...

Poetry
Lee Ann Roripaugh

In March 2011, a tsunami caused by an earthquake collided with nearby power plant Fukushima Daiichi, causing the only nuclear disaster in history to rival Chernobyl in scope. These poems take a piercing, witty, and ferocious look into the heart...

Poetry
Alex Lemon

Ants drunk on cherry-red hummingbird nectar. An ambulance rushing into the distance. And rain, endless rain: turning pulpy with sunlight, seemingly on the verge of a flood. These are the moments of an ordinary day—rendered, throughout these poems...

Nonfiction
Karen Babine

When her mother is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, the author—a cook, collector of thrifted vintage cast iron, and fiercely devoted daughter, sister, and aunt—can’t help but wonder: Feed a fever, starve a cold, but what do we do for...

Poetry
Claire Wahmanholm

The winner of the 2018 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry maps an alien but unnervingly familiar world as it accelerates into cataclysm. Here refugees listen to relaxation tapes that create an Arcadia out of tires and bleach; here the...

Poetry
Michael Bazzett

The K’iche’ creation myth of The Popol Vuh is thousands of years old, one of the only epics indigenous to the Americas. By turns poetic and lucid, sinuous and accessible, this verse translation—the first of its kind, and the first in the...

Fiction
Deni Ellis Béchard

Assigned to write an exposé on one of the most elusive and corrupt figures in the conservation world, a journalist finds himself on a plane to the Congo. His harrowing search leads him into an underground network of sinners and saints—and...

Poetry
Brian Laidlaw

A companion volume to The Stuntman, this collection fuses the stories of two fabled couples: the mythical Narcissus and Echo, and Bob Dylan and Echo Star Helstrom. But where The Stuntman focused on Narcissus, these poems take...

Poetry
Max Ritvo

A final collection fully inscribed with the daring of the author’s acrobatic mind and the force of his unrelenting spirit. These poems brush up against the pain, fear, and isolation that accompany a long illness, but with all the creative force...

A Year in the Wilderness | Milkweed Editions
Nonfiction
Amy & Dave Freeman

The Boundary Waters is a national treasure—so when the authors learned of a danger facing the region, they decided to speak on behalf of the wilderness. This is the story of their year bearing witness to wild places and a passionate argument for...

Poetry
Jos Charles

This National Poetry Series winner defiantly makes space for bodies that have been historically denied their own vocabulary. These poems stake a claim on the language available to speak about trans experience, reckoning with the narratives that...

Fiction
Richard Wagamese

Alone in the world and placed in a horrific boarding school, Saul Indian Horse is surrounded by violence and cruelty. At the urging of a priest, he finds a tentative salvation in hockey. Yet as Saul’s victories mount, so do the racism and the...

Love poems to the lovely and unlovely, the loved and unloved, finding tenderness for the other, the dead, and the disappeared. This is a collection that translates between the heart and the mind, the flesh and the more-than-flesh, the word ...

Poetry
David Keplinger

This collection deftly spans not only the physical space of global cities, but more intangible and intimate distances: between birth and death, father and son, past and present, metaphor and reality. From experiences defined by an urban landscape...

Poetry
Martha Collins

This masterful companion to Day Unto Day finds common ground between contradictions—beauty and horror, joy and mortality, the personal and the political. Like its predecessor, this collection begins with time: six sequences, each written...

Poetry
Analicia Sotelo

This Jake Adam York Prize winner is a vivid portrait of the artist as a young woman. At every step, these poems seduce with history, folklore, and sensory detail—grilled meat, golden habañeros, and burnt sugar—before delivering clear-eyed and...

Nonfiction
Dan Beachy-Quick

Midway through the journey of his life, Dan Beachy-Quick found himself without a path, unsure how to live well. This collection of essays, fragments, marginalia, images, travel writing, and poetry follows him through the result: a classical...

Poetry
Caitlin Bailey

The Trakl siblings were gifted and troubled: Georg a poet, Grete a pianist, and both gone at a young age. Inspired by their mysterious and intense relationship, the winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry is a keening...

Poetry
James P. Lenfestey

Finalist for the Midwest Book Award

From James P. Lenfestey, a collection of poems that lends delicacy and gentle humor to durable, long-lasting love.

Writing love poems fifty years into a marriage is no easy task...

Fiction
Craig Cliff

Tormented by the loss of his wife, department store window-dresser Colton Kemp decides to raise his newborn twins in secrecy and isolation, to become human mannequins. “A book that makes grand promises and delivers” (New York Times), ...

Poetry
Eric Pankey

In these poems, revelation waits in all of nature’s smallest details: a lizard’s quick movements, a tree scarred by lighting, the white curve of a snail’s shell. This is a masterful and magical collection from a poet of stirring intelligence.

Nonfiction
Deni Ellis Béchard

When young Deni’s mother leaves his charismatic father, the boy learns of his father’s true identity: André Béchard was once a bank robber—and so Deni’s imagination is set on fire. This deeply affecting memoir is at once a highly unconventional...

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