A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters

A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters Author Sam Sax
ISBN-10 0989641546
Year 2014-06
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher
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"Forgive my bluntness, but... Goddamn, Sam Sax can write some poems. Devastating, comic, inventive, weird, dangerous, smart as hell. I could talk about the diction sometimes glass and sometimes bouquet. Or the syntax jagged here, balletic there. Or the metaphors, good lord. But the bottom line is that when reading the poems in A GUIDE TO UNDRESSING YOUR MONSTERS, one after the next, I kept saying to myself, probably twisting my face a little bit or squirming in my seat, 'Goddamn, Sam Sax can write some poems.'"--Ross Gay

Sad Boy Detective

Sad Boy   Detective Author Sam Sax
ISBN-10 1625579500
Year 2015-09-28
Pages 29
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. LGBT Studies. From his first appearance on the page, "we knew he was bound for something unsolvable." But a little thing like futility can't stop our hero from holding up a magnifying glass to a world "so bright it's impossible to understand." In this searching, provocative collection of coming-of-age sonnets, the sad boy detective listens close, collects the evidence, and reimagines the strange landscapes of a life, a body, a boy, a self. Through a questioning, fervent lens, sam sax's SAD BOY / DETECTIVE reminds us how deeply bizarre and at times undecipherable all this existence stuff truly is. "Sam Sax's SAD BOY / DETECTIVE uses the unholy sonnet in ways that would make Jarman marvel and sigh. The entirety of this volume destabilizes our ideas of what it means to write the coming of age novel, what it means to be undetectable. And Sax is forever fighting the fight of a poet who is made aware of his separation from the world by the fact that he is-in sorrow, sex, danger, or celebration—moored to all he sees because his seeing is a searchlight."—Jericho Brown "The SAD BOY / DETECTIVE of this book is on the case of his biggest mystery yet: the strangeness of existence itself. Reading these cleverly serialized sonnets is like pressing your ear to a door full of wonders you're unsure you're prepared to inherit. The book enacts a powerful awakening. Sam Sax is a terrific emerging poet. Like a sleuth with a magnifying glass, you're going to want to follow him everywhere."—Dobby Gibson

All the Rage

All the Rage Author Sam Sax
ISBN-10 1943977178
Year 2016-06-21
Pages 46
Language en
Publisher Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC
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In All the Rage, sam sax turns the poetry of observation into weapon of prayer and resurrection. Here is the eroticism and anger of bearing witness. Here the dead walk again, sometimes right over us, sometimes right through us. Here are open wounds wet with the spit of old lovers and old versions of ourselves, raw, hungry, and unwilling to let us forget what we've seen.

The Dead Animal Handbook

The Dead Animal Handbook Author Cam Awkward-Rich
ISBN-10 1938753232
Year 2017-01-26
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher
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The Dead Animal Handbook is a field guide to contemporary American poetry. Collecting and compiling emerging and established writers from a range of backgrounds, this Handbook charts one of poetry's most used tropes in order to bring the dead animal back to life. We're eager and we're earnest. Poets include: MartIn Espada, Airea D. Matthews, Jericho Brown, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Traci Brimhall, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Franny Choi, CAConrad, Dean Young, Aziza Barnes, Rachel McKibbens, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, D.A. Powell, and many more talents. Warning: if you dare carry on, beware carrion.

Anahita s Woven Riddle

Anahita s Woven Riddle Author Meghan Nuttall Sayres
ISBN-10 0810995484
Year 2008-05-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
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In Iran, more than one hundred years ago, a young girl with three suitors gets permission from her father and a holy man to weave into her wedding rug a riddle to be solved by her future husband, which will ensure that he has wit to match hers. Reprint.

Dear Sal

Dear  Sal Author Jeremy Radin
ISBN-10 1945649038
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 102
Language en
Publisher Not a Cult
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The poems in this series are based on Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Talley's Folly." The play takes place in rural Missouri on July 4, 1944 in a boathouse belonging to the Talley family. It is the ninety-seven minute courtship of Sally Talley, a nurse's aide from a Protestant family, by Matt Friedman, an accountant and German-Jewish refugee. One year before the events of the play, the two had met and had a week-long affair, during which they'd fallen in love. However, each being the keeper of great secrets and intense private traumas, they'd decided to part ways. Over the course of the play it is revealed that Matt, unable to fully let go, had been writing and sending a letter per day to Sally before finally deciding to come back, confess his love, tell his story, and ask her to marry him. These poems come out of the rehearsal process of the play in which the author worked on the role of Matt. They were intended as a way in which to generate a greater understanding of the character, but ended up taking on a life of their own; exploring the space between actor and role, and as communion between withheld desire, perceived unlovability, Jewishness, loss of faith in the body and the spaces the body occupies, and ultimately, a tremulous sort of hope.

Perceived Distance from Impact

Perceived Distance from Impact Author Kamden Hilliard
ISBN-10 1625579705
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 33
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. PERCEIVED DISTANCE FROM IMPACT forgot to charge its phone, got lost, and is almost happy about it. These poems are catalogues, unorganized purses, they are late to the party and forgot to RSVP. They are also unquiet, unapologetic, and unafraid to explore passionately, expose their hearts nakedly, and fight back fervently. Hilliard's speakers cling to the coast, film, computer science, queerness, and race—all in an attempt to stitch together a self in a world uninterested in the process. Kamden Hilliard is a ferocious and savvy, edgy and on-edge, whip- smart and hold-no-prisoners new voice in contemporary poetry. Through erasure, remixing, imagining, and laughing, the poems in this vivid new collection ask how close a person can go to pain. Once there, can you return? "The poems in Kamden Hilliard's PERCEIVED DISTANCE FROM IMPACT are doing the most! Fragmented & fractured & fabulous & technocratic—they grip you by your collar scruff & drag you in. This poet's scope is transnational & transhistoric & transcendent. The poems are like a globe turning wetly in the mouth. The deft incorporation & pastiche of various registers makes the reading experience of this book a panoply of 'godDAMN' & 'More Please.' Read this now!"—sam sax "Kamden Hilliard spares nothing. Whip-smart and poly-vocal, these poems are hyper-attuned to and deeply uncomfortable with their place against a 'sunset pickled with smog,' and their interrogation of this position—'queer' / 'Black' / 'millennial' / 'American' / 'poet' / 'student' / 'son'—takes place at a level rarely seen by poets several times their age. That prodigy thing aside, Hilliard's rapid-fire code- switching between encyclopedically varied high/low references (cinematic, scholarly, familial) is undeniably brutal but buoyed by a smirk at the absurdity of 'all these aberrations,' which keeps the ride fun. At the crossroads of globalization and depersonalization, these poems coast glibly through Hong Kong, Tinder, D.W. Griffith films, Hawai'i, the barbershop, Chicago, not-being-in-Chitown. All the while, even while in places as horrifying as the Rainforest Cafe, these poems are 'poppin' bottles' and seeking 'another way towards love.' —Nina Puro "Kamden Hilliard's PERCEIVED DISTANCE FROM IMPACT immerses and dispositions its readers at the same time. Their exciting travel poetics examines the tension between the Asian and other spaces and their black queer Amerikkkan self reminds us that the world, like the poet's own description of their body, constantly overwhelms us with 'disruption and oddity.' Wherever the speaker is, they are rooted and dislocated, determined and confused. The various registers and discourses in this 'global manuscript' glues us like a montage sequence, and the boldness and strangeness stick and stay. '[Travel] is a needy needy boy,' so is Hilliard in their first uncompromising attempt to emerge with their contemplation on the opacity of cities."—Nicholas Wong

Blood Percussion

Blood Percussion Author Nate Marshall
ISBN-10 0989641554
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 26
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. Music. "Nate Marshall was paying close attention when Chuck D said, 'Rap is CNN for Black people.' In his hard-hitting chapbook, BLOOD PERCUSSION, Marshall takes the Hard Rhymer's words and masterfully applies them to poetry, turning his eye toward gun play, free lunches, skull caps, prayers, and praise songs. With wit and fierce music, these poems take on the subjects that can't find a space on the evening news, reminding the reader again and again that there is power and grace in truth- telling even when those truths are difficult to hear."—Adrian Matejka

St Trigger

St  Trigger Author Aaron Coleman
ISBN-10 1943735069
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 52
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. African & African American Studies. "Aaron Coleman's undeniable ST. TRIGGER breaks open the conflicted masculinities in the fist-heavy spaces around Black America. Through his hard-hitting, sonic verses, all of the frustrations pushing against Blackness in 2016—the insistent danger, the unforgiving partisanship, the violence—are transformed into necessary resilience. There is so much beauty here, too, in Coleman's dexterous imagery. But even in the elegant spaces, these poems are looking over their shoulder just to be safe. As the speaker of 'Elegy for Apogee' asks, 'How close is absurdity, is irrelevance, is danger?'—Adrian Matejka

A Beautiful Evil

A Beautiful Evil Author Kelly Keaton
ISBN-10 9780857074102
Year 2012-02-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Ari has finally learned the terrifying truth. She is a descendant of Medusa, cursed to become a monster designed to kill with a single touch. Haunted by the image of what she will become, Ari, with the help of the gorgeous Sebastian, is doing everything she can to learn more about Athena, the goddess who cursed her family and kidnapped young Violet. But the battle between good and evil is much bigger than she realises, and Ari is about to be pulled into a world more horrific than she could ever imagine. And now, as she prepares to face Athena, Ari must unleash the very thing she's most afraid of… herself.

When the Ghosts Come Ashore

When the Ghosts Come Ashore Author Jacqui Germain
ISBN-10 1943735050
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 52
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. African American Studies. "The poems in Jacqui Germain's WHEN THE GHOSTS COME ASHORE are the cross-section of a body mid escape. Placelessness is the place, leaving only the unsafety of flesh as a hideout. Black presences break from the margins and pierce through these hard lyrics. Nat Turner saws away at the MLK Memorial in DC while St. Louis itself curses the speaker her privileges. All the white boys are dangerous and 'there is a demon in everything.' Germain has made of her craft an exorcism: 'Let my anger be the celebration we were never / supposed to have.' Let it. Let it." Phillip B. Williams"

The Name of the Star

The Name of the Star Author Maureen Johnson
ISBN-10 9781101535691
Year 2011-09-29
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller! The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories Author Angela Carter
ISBN-10 9781409015369
Year 2012-10-31
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Random House
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.