New & Featured Books
Coming February 2019
Translated from the German by Tess Lewis
When a writer googles the name of her first love and discovers he committed suicide years ago, she is deeply shaken. Memories of Petrus begin to flood into her mind, followed by the memories of other loves, one after another. What exactly is love? How does it come and go? She begins to search her personal history for answers. Twelve men. Twelve chapters in a novel. Melancholy Petrus, handsome actor Jakob, Simon with his pet rat, gay Nathanael, a student, her brother. Her husband’s story is supposed to be the last. But as story after story unfolds, the past and present entangle until her orderly search is interrupted by present-day complications of love and by a startling event overlooked at home that begins to seize the plotline of both her art and life.
One Another dazzles as Monique Schwitter deftly weaves an intricate, moving, and wonderfully eccentric portrayal of love and art—erotic, chaotic, comedic, tragic, and glorious.
Read an interview with Monique Schwitter.
Congratulations to Patrick Rosal, author of Brooklyn Antediluvian, 2017 winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. In celebration of this happy news, enjoy Pat reading at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis last fall.
Now Accepting Submissions To the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize
We are currently accepting manuscript submissions via Submittable to the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, open to female-identifying poets who have yet to publish a full-length poetry collection. The winner receives publication, $1,000.00, and the option of an expenses-paid, six-week residency at the spectacular Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy.
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That's What I Thought
By Gary Young
2017 Winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award
Gary Young builds on his remarkable oeuvre with this heartening volume, his seventh. His new poems, full of the pleasures and concerns of everyday life, brim with subtle wit and wisdom. Set implicitly along the coastal landscape of northern California, Young’s longtime home, they are latest achievements of a poet renown for “the capturing of small, daily miracles” (Dorianne Laux) in his masterful prose poems.
“...a unique combination of wisdom and terror, engendering a kind of sad calm, a hard-earned acceptance of life’s difficulty and openness toits beauty.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review for Even So
Gary Young is a poet, artist, and translator. He teaches creative writing and directs the Cowell Press at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
From the archives
Considered by many to be Connolly's most enduring work, The Unquiet Grave is a highly personal journal, written during the devastation of the Second World War and filled with reflections on aging, the break-up of his marriage, and the horrors of the world around him. Dazzlingly original in both form and content, this book has continued to influence generations of writers and readers.
“A book which, no matter how many readers it will ever have, will never have enough.”
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) was one of the most influential book reviewers and critics in England, contributing regularly to The New Statesmen, The Observer, and The Sunday Times. His essays have been collected in book form and published to wide acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.