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.

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.

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"

Our Numbered Days

Our Numbered Days Author Neil Hilborn
ISBN-10 0989641562
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 63
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. "When you're dumb enough for long enough, you're gonna meet someone too smart to love you, and they're gonna love you anyway, and it's gonna go so poorly," Neil Hilborn writes in his debut full-length collection, OUR NUMBERED DAYS. In 2013, Hilborn's poem "OCD" went viral, and has amassed over 11 million views to date. While this collection ruminates on love, heartbreak, and mental illness, these poems are anything but saccharine. Hilborn uses the same humor and self-deprecation that propelled "OCD" to success in order to make his unmatched vulnerability all the more powerful. Ultimately, Hilborn is a poet of the people: his work is accessible, honest, and entertaining—a revitalizing entry in contemporary poetry.

We Slept Here

We Slept Here Author Sierra DeMulder
ISBN-10 0989641589
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 44
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. WE SLEPT HERE is a case study in vulnerability and honesty. In this sequence of memoir-esque poems, Sierra DeMulder pulls at the threads of a past abusive relationship and the long road to forgiveness. The poems themselves become an act of recovery and reclamation, wherein the poet finds again the voice which was taken from her. These are hard poems, made up of clarity and healing, which attempt to share some of their peace with the world.

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

Madness

Madness Author Sam Sax
ISBN-10 9780143131700
Year 2017
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.

Insert Boy

Insert Boy Author Danez Smith
ISBN-10 1936919281
Year 2014-12-24
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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Poetry. LGBT Studies. African American Studies. Winner, Lambda Literary Award, Gay Poetry 2015. Chosen by Don Share for Boston Globe's Best Poetry Books, 2014. Finalist, Norma Farber First Book Award, Poetry Society of America. "The poems of INSERT] BOY have need of the body—s seemingly religious belief that every sound the body makes, every word and wail, is only possible through connection to some other plane of existence. This is a lovely, voice-driven book, singing high notes sharp as a switchblade."—Jericho Brown "Danez Smith lays down the gauntlet for all of us tospeak our deepest truths with more elegance, more ferocity, and almost more beauty than a reader can bear."—Gabrielle Calvocoressi

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.

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.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 Author Rachel Kushner
ISBN-10 9780544812185
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In a small but comfortable conference room, in a publishing house in San Francisco, a group of high school students met weekly over the past year to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. They had some good times. There was a whiteboard in the conference room, and often cartoons were drawn on this whiteboard. The cartoons were of varying quality. By the end of the year, with the help of a similar committee of high school students in Ann Arbor, and their guest editor, Rachel Kushner, they selected the contents of this anthology. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 features stories about Bulgarian spaceships, psychedelic mushroom therapy, and a cyclorama in Iowa. If you don’t know what a cyclorama is, you aren’t alone. Read on to find out. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 includes N. R. KLEINFIELD, ANNA KOVATCHEVA, DAN HOY, ANTHONY MARRA, MICHAEL POLLAN, MARILYNNE ROBINSON, DANA SPIOTTA, ADRIAN TOMINE, INARA VERZEMNIEKS and others Rachel Kushner, guest editor, is the author of The Flamethrowers, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and one of the New York Times’s top five novels of 2013. Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, a winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book.