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Book of the Day Roundup: October 24-28, 2022

by Barbara Hodge

The Clown Said No / Mischa DamjanTorben Kuhlmann, illustrator / NorthSouth Books / Hardcover $17.95 (32pp) / 978-0-7358-4476-6 / Buy: Local Bookstore (Bookshop), Amazon / Now with stunning new illustrations, this classic picture... Read More

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Sweet, Young, & Worried

by Matt Sutherland

Spoken word poetry asks for something quite rare among contemporary poets: a willingness to crawl out of the writing cave to stand on stage and perform. Fearless Blythe Baird creates her written work teeming with sound and rhythm,... Read More

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Alone in the House of My Heart

by Matt Sutherland

We reckon that nine generations in Appalachia is long enough for a place to get in the bones of a family, and that kinheritance has marked Kari Gunter-Seymour with an intuitive feel for one of America’s most isolated and peculiar... Read More

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Late Wonders

by Matt Sutherland

Not all poets are storytellers, not even close, but all of them wish they were, wish they had a better understanding of how words and images bind spells. Wesley McNair is the author of nine collections of stories in the shape of poems.... Read More

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Shopping, or The End of Time

by Matt Sutherland

A child of Houston, Cairo, and Caracas, a mother of three in Bolivia, Emily Bludworth de Barrios comes at her work from all directions at once, with a frenzied takedown of parental angst, violence against women, existential hopelessness,... Read More

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Imperfect Present

by Matt Sutherland

In this masterclass in effervescent wordcraft, even as it ranges through troubled terrain, Sharon Dolin proves to be a poet for the love of sanity. Seven collections of poetry, a Pushcart Prize, 2021 National Endowment for the Arts... Read More

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Best Test

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A big, ripe, juicy red strawberry catches the eyes of all of the forest creatures; they all think they deserve it most. To determine who is most worthy, they initiate a relay race, competing on points both physical and artistic. Beyond... Read More

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Van Dog

by Danielle Ballantyne

A cavalcade of characters brings a parade of color—and a little chaos—to this whimsical story about a dog determined to complete his masterpiece. Van Dog heads out into the countryside intent on painting a landscape; the frequent... Read More

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