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Spring 2016 Titles From the Press 

Latest Volcano A Hole In the Ocean My Chocolate

Winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Prize

TANA JEAN WELCH: Latest Volcano

A book of ruthless poise, Latest Volcano masters form and forms—pantoum, sestina, terza rima, narrative, elegy—well-suited to its wily protagonist, Eros. A canny figure, unabashed by war or fidelity, in league with cruelty and memory, Eros, somewhat at the expense of the poet, evolves a wild, patient, don’t-mess-with-me self-knowledge. “Stay still and love/fades…” she says; but you, are you to move on? Loop back? Dance for your life? Well, all of those.—Stephanie Strickland

SANDY McINTOSH: A Hole In the Ocean: A Hamptons' Apprenticeship

These irresistibly amusing and engaging recollections of the author's encounters with the great and near-great artists and poets who washed ashore in the Hamptons has a special charm, as our intrepid protagonist plays unofficial chauffeur, therapist, straight-man and witness, always with retrospective self-awareness, insight and bittersweet gratitude.—Phillip Lopate


CLAUDIA CARLSON: My Chocolate Sarcophagus

The twenty-three poems in Claudia Carlson’s Chocolate Sarcophagus combine raw courage and absolute beauty. Powerful, poignant, ecstatically lyrical, and beautifully crafted, they present us with an unflinching contemplation of mortality that never descends into sentimentality. In these poems, Carlson brings us an important message from the edge of life. —Mary Mackey

Selected Poems

The Connoiseur of Alleys

Charlotte Songs

THOMAS FINK: Selected Poems & Poetic Series

“Fresh marvelously exuberant lyric wildness…. Of special interest: a set of ‘Yinglish” poems that bring the syntax of the Yiddish into the American lyric.” –Charles Bernstein





EILEEN R. TABIOS: The Connoisseur of Alleys

Eileen R. Tabios is arguably the most prolific and inventive experimental writer in the U.S. —Vince Gotera





PAUL PINES: Charlotte Songs

The great themes—like Love, Death and Family— have inspired masterpieces and, alas, Hallmark Cards. In Charlotte Songs, Paul Pines celebrates his daughter. But, if you want the Hallmark Card version of fatherhood, you’ve come to the wrong place. Pines gives us the full paradox of living with his child as she grows from toddler to young woman. Inventive, humorous, baffling and poignant. —Dalt Wonk


Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth Things Done For Themselves Hit Play

STEPHEN PAUL MILLER: Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth

With narratives informed by the non-narrative, quotidian accounts backlit with recherché high-theory, and a palpable subjectivity wrapping an impersonal conceptualism, Stephen Paul Miller spins the coin so we can see, dialectically, both sides simultaneously. Miller — as Zukofsky would recognize — still has a speech.—Craig Dworkin

GEORGE QUASHA: Things Done For Themselves

Like a festive tempest of flitting iterates, Quasha’s Preverbs provide a lexical elixir— An infinitely textatic reverberance of aphoristic euphoria.— Adeena Karasick





"Love Never Fails" is about as complete a hagiography of the Disco Queen as can be. Detailed, funny, dreamy and sad, too -- it’s like the 80s, cigarettes, disco, AIDS, and San Francisco (that’s Mission Hill?) got all mixed up on a Castro Street summer night.— Andrei Codrescu