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 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.

New American Best Friend

New American Best Friend Author Olivia Gatwood
ISBN-10 1943735107
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher
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One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.

Madness

Madness Author Sam Sax
ISBN-10 9781524705572
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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An “astounding” (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems – Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition In this ­­­powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet’s personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately, Madness attempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax’s innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it.

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.

Gaddafi s Harem

Gaddafi s Harem Author Annick Cojean
ISBN-10 9780802121721
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Follows a fifteen-year-old girl who, after presenting Gaddafi with a bouquet of flowers during a visit to her school, was summoned to his compound where she, along with a number of young women, was violently abused, raped, and degraded.

What the Is That

What the      Is That Author John Joseph Adams
ISBN-10 9781481435000
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The Saga book of all contain the line “What the @#&% is That?”—is often humorous, sometimes terrifying, but always incredibly entertaining. Ranging from irreverent humor to straight out horror, What the @#&% Is That? grew from a meme on Twitter when iconic comic book artist Mike Mignola painted a monster. Nobody knew what the F it was, but they loved it. Renowned editors John Joseph Adams and Doug Cohen then asked some of the best writers in the fantasy, horror, and thriller genres including Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Christopher Golden, and Scott Sigler to create a monster story that included the line “WTF is that?” This anthology is a feast for the imagination for anyone who loves monsters.

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

Ordinary Men

Ordinary Men Author Christopher R. Browning
ISBN-10 9780062303035
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as round-ups of Jewish people for deportation to Nazi death camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that most of the men of RPB 101 were not fanatical Nazis but, rather, ordinary middle-aged, working-class men who committed these atrocities out of a mixture of motives, including the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, role adaptation, and the altering of moral norms to justify their actions. Very quickly three groups emerged within the battalion: a core of eager killers, a plurality who carried out their duties reliably but without initiative, and a small minority who evaded participation in the acts of killing without diminishing the murderous efficiency of the battalion whatsoever. While this book discusses a specific Reserve Unit during WWII, the general argument Browning makes is that most people succumb to the pressures of a group setting and commit actions they would never do of their own volition. Ordinary Men is a powerful, chilling, and important work with themes and arguments that continue to resonate today. “A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior...This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."—Newsweek

On Becoming Baby Wise

On Becoming Baby Wise Author Gary Ezzo
ISBN-10 0971453209
Year 2001
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated
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"Discover the positive prescription for curing sleepless nights and fussy babies. Recommended by doctors across the country." - Back cover.

Undressing the Art of Playing Dress Up

Undressing the Art of Playing Dress Up Author Troy Doerner
ISBN-10 0764345680
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Schiffer Pub Limited
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Cosplay, dressing up as characters from pop culture, has swept fan conventions around the world. Now, explore the adult side of this popular phenomenon. This enormous collection of pin-up style photos provides a tantalizing look at sexy female cosplayers from around the world. They are not afraid to shed their costume to bring your character fantasies to life. Stepping away from the "booth babe" stereotype, Cosplay Deviants' models are engrossed in nerd culture along with the fans who make up the community and appear as popular characters from gaming, comics, anime and manga, and science fiction. With a foreword by Edgar Munster, model interviews, and more than 360 images, you will see just what it means to undress the art of playing dress up.

Transit

Transit Author Cameron Awkward-Rich
ISBN-10 1943735018
Year 2015-11-01
Pages 54
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. African American Studies. "Cameron Awkward-Rich's wintry collection is full of broken surfaces. Fists surge in bodies, blades cleave skin, but most recurrent, a boy dives into black water. Think of an anti-Narcissus who longs to break the liquid mirror, both fractalizing and multiplying his image. Yet the poet winds tight TRANSIT's shifting reflections of puncture and fracture into poems of great tonal discipline and grimly mordant observation, pushing us deeper into memory into myth into girl into bird into mouth into sex onto cars onto trains into your hands, reader. Open the book and get opened by it."—Douglas Kearney

Depression and Other Magic Tricks

Depression and Other Magic Tricks Author Sabrina Benaim
ISBN-10 1943735204
Year 2017-08-08
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher
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Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim's wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.