Gaia Vince is the author of Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made, which received the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the largest international prize celebrating science writing for non-specialist audiences. Her work has been featured on the BBC and in the Guardian, Scientific American, Science, and elsewhere.
Twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the peaceful shade of their family’s orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys’ grandparents, blood will repay blood—and the war that plagues their country changes their lives forever.
Larry Tremblay is a writer, director, actor, and Kathakali specialist. He is the author of thirty books, including The Orange Grove, and more than twenty plays, which have been translated and produced in more than a dozen languages. He lives in Montreal.
Elegant and contemplative, these poems explore what it means for our lives to change—dwelling on the moments decisions are made, from a move to a new job to the birth of a child, and the repercussions we grow with afterward. This collection stares into the heart of transition and finds wisdom there.
As the author approached his thirtieth birthday in a state of acute anxiety, a bookseller prescribed to him a singular literary diet—the poems of a Tang Dynasty hermit named Han-shan. His pilgrimage to Han-shan’s cave decades later comes to life in this singular combination of travel writing, memoir, translation, and poetry.
James P. Lenfestey is the author of Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain, a Minnesota Book Award finalist, and multiple collections of essays and poems, including A Marriage Book. He is chair of the Literary Witnesses poetry series, teaches at the Mackinac Island Poetry Festival, and lives in Minneapolis with his wife.
In this collection, apparently prosaic documents—recipes and receipts—are transformed into expressions of human identity. From cherry pie to the little black dress to an epidural, these poems show how material objects and expenditures constrain and shape our twenty-first-century lives.
Karen Leona Anderson is the author of Receipt and a previous collection, Punish honey. She received a PhD from Cornell University with a dissertation on poetry and science. She is an associate professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
These poems exist in the wake of catastrophe: rogue gunmen, debt, hoax bombs, riots, and consumerism all haunt its pages. And yet this collection cuts through pain to open up a way forward, thrumming with pathos and humor, pain and the beauty of living.
When sixteen-year-old Franklin Starlight is summoned by his ailing father, Eldon, Franklin’s sense of duty clashes with the resentment he feels for his father’s many years of neglect and drinking. But when the two men set out together on one last journey, Eldon offers his son an emotional inheritance Franklin never could have imagined.