Category: New Books

New and forthcoming books from independent publishers and university presses.

  • NewPages Book Stand – August 2021

    Summer activities seem to be wrapping up, which is great news—now there is more time for reading! At this month’s Book Stand, we have more books to add to your “to-read” list, including five featured titles.

    In Daughters by Brittney Corrigan, the poet reimagines characters from mythology, folklore, fairy tales, and pop culture from the perspective of their daughters—daughters we don’t expect such individuals to have, as we don’t usually think of Bigfoot, the Mad Hatter, or Medusa as parents.

    Mortality, With Friends is a collection of lyrical essays from Fleda Brown, a writer and caretaker who lives with the nagging uneasiness that her cancer could return.

    New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims was edited by Kazim Ali who says: “This collection of voices ought to be symphony and cacophony at once, like the body of Muslims as they are today.”

    L.E. Bowman delves into the intricate relationship between humans and nature, and how these often overlooked in What I Learned from the Trees.

    Francine Rodriguez’s A Woman’s Story tells the stories of Latina women’s lives, stories that resonate on a deeply emotional level.

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – July 2021

    Are you taking advantage of summer downtime by getting some reading done?  At this month’s Book Stand, we have more books to add to your “to-read” list, including five featured titles.

    The prose poems in Ariadne Awakens: Instructions for the Labyrinth by Laura Costas “rearticulate the myth of following, finding, losing and following again an invisible thread that connects body to body, body to soul, soul to soul.”

    Marcela Sulak’s City of Skypapers “not only enact[s], but also celebrate[s] what it means to be alive ‘in a place where the flowers are old enough to have stories.’”

    Matt Longabucco’s book-length essay M/W: An Essay on Jean Eustache’s La maman et la putain reckons with Jean Eustache’s document of political bitterness and romantic catastrophe from the standpoint of our own vexed present.

    Edited by Meredith Stabel and Zachary Turpin, Radicals is a two-volume collection of writings by American women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with special attention paid to the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Asian American women.

    While the novella has existed as a distinct literary form for over four hundred years, Sharon Oard Warner’s Writing the Novella is the first craft book dedicated to creating this intermediate-length fiction.

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – June 2021

    Spend your summer enjoying new books and let our Book Stand help you find your next read. This month we feature six new and forthcoming titles.

    Chris Haven’s debut poetry collection Bone Seeker celebrates the mystery of what we take into our lives and can’t let go.

    Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie’s Born in a Second Language is an exploration of African and female identity, navigating what it means to be in-between identities, languages and homes.

    Eruptions of Inanna: Justice, Gender, and Erotic Power by Judy Grahn illuminates eight dramatic stories exploring the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna’s power and relevance for contemporary queer feminist audiences.

    Please Plant This Book Coast to Coast by Susan Kay Anderson gives a voice to Virginia Brautigan Aste, spouse of Richard Brautigan for a decade.

    A Poetics of the Press: Interviews with Poets, Printers, & Publishers edited by Kyle Schlesinger is the first collection of interviews with some of the pioneers working at the intersection of the artists book and experimental writing.

    Miah Jeffra’s The Violence Almanac “is full of complex, flawed and wonderfully alive characters, written with empathy and honesty.”

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – May 2021

    Looking for something good to read this summer? See what’s new and forthcoming at the May Book Stand, including our six featured titles.

    The poems in I Always Carry My Bones by Felicia Zamora tackle the complex ideation of home for marginalized and migrant peoples.

    Peter Grandbois’s Last Night I Aged a Hundred Years was selected by Indran Amirthanayagam as the winner of the 2020 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize.

    Please Plant This Book Coast to Coast by Susan Kay Anderson gives a voice to Virginia Brautigan Aste who was married to Richard Brautigan for a decade.

    Post-Mortem by Heather Altfeld spans ages and species and cultures and pays tribute to the passing glory of this planet.

    Tony Trigilio’s Proof Something Happened is a book of poems based on a legendary UFO encounter.

    Self, Divided by John Medeiros is a memoir detailing a time in our recent history when the world had to reckon with the emergence of a seemingly undefeatable virus.

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – April 2021

    If you’re always on the look-out for new books, be sure to check out our monthly updated Book Stand. This month, we featured the five titles below.

    Christopher Citro in If We Had a Lemon We’d Throw It and Call That the Sun “makes wildly inventive, exciting, vital poems.”

    The Last Unkillable Thing by Emily Pittinos is a journey across landscapes of mourning.

    In More Enduring for Having Been Broken by Gwendolyn Paradice, readers can expect stories of children abandoned, forgotten, and ignored as they survive the trauma they experience.

    Saturation Project by Christine Hume is genre-defying as it “brings memoir and essay to the land of myth.”

    The poems in Aaron Caycedo- Kimura’s Ubasute are detailed, elegiac meditations within a particular American family.

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – March 2021

    A new Book Stand is here with great new and forthcoming fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books. Check out this month’s six featured titles below!

    Joshua Cross’s debut story collection Black Bear Creek shows characters struggling to survive as they find ways to love and hope and fight in a mining town past its glory days.

    Stephanie Dickinson opens a door out of Austrian poet Georg Trakl’s psyche in the poems of Blue Swan, Black Swan: The Trakl Diaries.

    In the nine stories of How Other People Make Love, Thisbe Nissen chronicles the lives and choices of people questioning the heteronormative institution of marriage.

    Lily-livered by Wren Hanks “is a beautifully braided catalog of ways to live and not die.”

    In her debut full-length collection of poems The Supposed Huntsman, Katie Fowley blurs the lines of gender, species, and self.

    The Ways We Get By by Joe Dornich is the “bizarre, charming, darkly comic irreality of paid cuddlers and mean-spirited parents, where intimacy is commodified.”

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – February 2021

    It’s that time again: a new Book Stand! Check out this month’s six featured titles, as well as other great new and forthcoming fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books.

    Joe Taylor’s novel The Alleged Woman drops readers into Sumter County, Alabama where a woman’s car is found filled with ballots listing Joe Biden for President.

    Set in the desert landscape of the México–U.S. border, Arsenal With Praise Song by Rodney Gómez yokes together lament and celebration, reproach and veneration across the borders of eras and nations.

    Khalisa Rae’s poetry collection Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat is a heart-wrenching reconciliation and confrontation of the living, breathing ghosts that awaken Black women each day.

    The poems in Steve Henn’s Guilty Prayer speak to the reader as Henn’s poetic voice “shifts tones, moods, and paces seamlessly between pages and between lines.”

    In Mother Body, Diamond Forde’s poems explore the trauma and agency held within a body defined by its potential to mother.

    Young Blood by Sifiso Mzobe is a red-hot crime novel and a coming-of-age story, and it reveals the devastating violence and raw beauty of life in South Africa’s townships.

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – January 2021

    Be sure to check out the first Book Stand of 2021! We start the year off with six featured titles, as well as other great new and forthcoming fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books.

    Featured All the Rage by Rosamond S. King addresses everyday pleasure as well as the present condition of racism in the United States—a time marked both by recurring police violence and intense artistic creativity—from a variety of perspectives: being Black, an immigrant, a woman, and queer.

    The fifth edition of The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics by Lewis Turco is the go-to reference and guide for students, teachers, and critics filled with both common and rarely heard of forms and prosodies.

    Benjamin S. Grossberg’s My Husband Would is at the crossroads of middle age, this book investigates love and family—both the families we are born into and those we create for ourselves.

    The stories in Siamak Vossoughi’s A Sense of the Whole feature characters who refuse to believe that we are unconnected, refuse to not aspire to the notion of the human family across all manner of differences.

    In The Shape of the Keyhole, Denise Bergman examines a community’s fear-driven silence and envisions the innocent woman’s days as she awaits her execution.

    Women Speak: Volume Six edited by Kari Gunter-Seymour brings “offerings of survival and strength” of the fierce women of Appalachia.

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – December 2020

    The last Book Stand of the year is here! As usual, we’ve featured five titles, and you can find other great fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books at our website.

    Featured nonfiction Fragments of a Mortal Mind by Donald Anderson shows us how the disparate elements of our lives collect to construct our deepest selves and help us to make sense of it all.

    Mckenzie Cassidy’s Here Lies a Father follows fifteen-year-old Ian as he uncovers the truths of his late father’s life and secret families.

    The poems in Polly Buckingham’s The River People move through both dream and natural landscapes exploring connection and loss, abundance and degradation, the personal and the political.

    Brian Phillip Whalen explores the loss of relationships in Semiotic Love [Stories], reminding us that for better or for worse, we’re all a little rougher with the people we love the most.

    In Women in the Waiting Room, Kirun Kapur “makes an imaginative whole from Hindu mythology, confessions from a hotline for sexual abuse, meditations on a friend’s mortal illness, and the poet’s private pain.”

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

  • NewPages Book Stand – November 2020

    Are you adding titles to your holiday wishlist? Find even more additions to pine for at this month’s Book Stand. Five featured titles, and books in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are waiting for you.

    The Best of Brevity anthology collects 84 of the best-loved and most memorable essays from Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction with contributions by Roxane Gay, Ander Monson, Jenny Boully, and more.

    Ron Nyren’s The Book of Lost Light explores family loyalty and betrayal, Finnish folklore, the nature of time and theater, and what it takes to recover from calamity and build a new life from the ashes.

    The poems in Vivian Faith Prescott’s The Last Glacier at the End of the World are witnesses to the effects of climate change on Alaskan communities.

    Åke Hodell tells the story of his artistic journey through the absurd, satirical, tour-de-force that is The Marathon Poet, originally published in 1981.

    In A Woman, A Plan, An Outline of a Man, Sarah Kasbeer’s vivid descriptions of growing up in Illinois recall the coming-of-age memoirs of Mary Karr, but are written for the #MeToo era.

    You can learn more about each of these New & Noteworthy books at our websiteClick here to see how to place your book in our New & Noteworthy section.

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