Miami Century Fox by Legna Rodríguez
Iglesias, trans. by Eduardo Aparicio (Nov.
7, trade paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-
61775-589-7). This smart, delightful,
and seductive dual-language (Spanish and
English) collection by the 2017 winner of
the Paz Prize for Poetry is a loving and
sly portrait of Miami and the immigrant
experience in the 21st century.
Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar
(Sept. 12, trade paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-
1-938584-67-1). This highly anticipated
debut boldly confronts addiction and
traces the strenuous path of recovery. Akbar
details craving, control, the battle for
sobriety, and the questioning of the self
and its instincts within the context of
this constant fight.
We’re On: A June Jordan Reader,
edited by Christoph Keller and Jan Heller
Levi (Sept. 12, trade paper, $21.95,
ISBN 978-1-938584-35-0). Poet, activist,
and essayist Jordan (1936–2002) was a
prolific, pioneering black American writer
of expansive political vision and moral
witness. Featuring poetry, prose, letters,
and more, this volume reveals the scope,
complexity, and novelty of her work.
Hanging on Our Own Bones by Judy
Grahn (Aug. 15, trade paper, $18.95,
ISBN 978-0-9890361-3-9) gathers seven
nine-part poems from throughout the
Lambda Award winner’s illustrious career.
Grahn weaves real-life with goddess
mythology to construct modern interpretations of the lamentation form and arouse
a meaningful social critique.
Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems
by Ntozake Shange (Nov. 14, hardcover,
$21, ISBN 978-1-5011-6993-9). The
poet, novelist, and playwright draws from
her experience as a feminist black woman
in America to craft unapologetic, deeply
emotional, groundbreaking poems in
English and Spanish about
pain, beauty, and color.
R E D by Chase Berggrun
(Nov. 7, trade paper, $16,
Erasing Bram Stoker’s Dracula
all the way down to its psychoanalytic residue, Berggrun
unearths a narrative of both
gender transition and the uncanny political and metaphysical transitions entailed
by the metamorphosis of individual into
The Living Theatre by Bianca Tarozzi,
trans. by Jeanne Foster and Alan
Williamson (Nov. 14, trade paper, $16,
ISBN 978-1-942683-51-3). In this first
U.S. publication, the celebrated Italian
poet vividly chronicles Italy’s rich history
from her childhood memories of WWII
under Mussolini, through harsh postwar
conditions and mid-century changes, to
Sky Country by Christine Kitano
(Sept. 12, trade paper, $16, ISBN 978-1-
942683-43-8) channels real and imagined
immigration experiences of family
members from Korea and Japan. Kitano’s
poems speak for the historically silenced
and displaced, and elicit longing for
home and hunger for human connection.
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV.
Sometimes We’re All Living in a
Foreign Country by Rebecca Morgan
Frank (Oct. 17, trade paper, $15.95,
ISBN 978-0-88748-625-8) blurs personal and regional histories through the
paths of tornadoes, guns, suburban sprawl, and the urge to
escape the place from where
one comes. Frank voices the
perpetual outsider’s search for
a sense of place.
Heaven Is All Goodbyes:
Pocket Poets No. 61 by
Tongo Eisen-Martin (Sept. 12,
trade paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-
0-87286-745-1) ranges from
corner store to dilapidated
school, downtown alley to
prison, recording the voices
that struggle in postindustrial
black America. Eisen-Martin
captures the choir living in
oppression and transience,
invisible to and dismissive of
the mainstream bourgeoisie.
Invocation to Daughters: City Lights
Spotlight No. 16 by Barbara Jane Reyes
(Nov. 14, trade paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-
0-87286-747-5). Writing in an English
inflected with Tagalog and Spanish, the
feminist experimental poet offers prayers,
psalms, and odes for Filipina girls and
women trying to survive and make sense
of their own situations.
My Ariel by Sina Queyras (Oct. 10, trade
paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55245-354-4)
reimagines and engages directly with
Sylvia Plath’s classic text, poem by poem.
Queyras investigates and breaks open the
cultural norms and poetic forms and procedures that can define women’s lives.
Beneath the Spanish by Victor
Hernandez Cruz (Oct. 10, trade paper,
$16.95, ISBN 978-1-56689-489-0)
probes how languages intersect and
inform each other, as well as how language
and music shape experience. Cruz moves
from his native Puerto Rico to Manhattan
and Morocco, singing his personal history.
Thousands by Lightsey Darst (Nov.
14, trade paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-
56689-492-0). In these precise, rich,
confessional poems, Darst
wrangles with the types of
common moments in life
that tend to feel forbidding,
overwritten, underwritten, or
Barbie Chang by Victoria
Chang (Nov. 14, trade paper,
$16, ISBN 978-1-55659-