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What’s Hanging on the Hush
What’s Hanging on the Hush wrestles with concerns that range from race, gender and sexuality to loneliness, madness and grief, and nothing escapes questioning, least of all the position of the poet herself.
Hua Shi Hua
The multiple pronunciations of the Chinese character "hua," which sound identical to English speakers—meaning "speaking," "China," "transform," and "flowers"—become ways for the poet Jen Hyde to explore and claim her identity.
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Days and Works
Days and Works is the overflowing of the poem into an ethical aesthetics. This work enacts how joy, bafflement, ethical demands, wonder, and investigation of experience all occur simultaneously, all part of implacable, unanswerable life.
Civilization Makes Me Lonely
Winner of the 2016 Sawtooth Poetry Prize Jennifer Nelson, in Civilization Makes Me Lonely, resists normalizations of every kind, especially those that insist history yields one meaning only.
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
On a Clear Day
Wagner's lyric essays and poems probe post-9/11 national identity, industrial detritus, art criticism, clickbait, & the 20th Century’s long goodbye.
Objects from a Borrowed Confession
Carr's complex investigation of confession asks, among other questions, what's the value of having and confessing a “self” in the face of violence and loss?
After We All Died
After We All Died metabolizes a vast grief for a world smothering under the weight of human technology, and asks whether it is possible for humans to live in a way that is not at war.
Grace Shuyi Liew
Winner of the 2015 Ahsahta Press Chapbook Contest, judged by Kerri Webster “By the time the reader finishes this chapbook, she feels she has witnessed a rogue state, an Ur-state, and seen the way in which a plurality of bodies—even if only two—can become Law, Custom, Historicity, the Body Politic beautifully tailed and smelling of citronella.” —Kerri Webster
James Meetze, whose Dayglo won the 2010 Sawtooth Prize, explores in Phantom Hour the erasure and reclamation of memory’s narrative and the mythology a son constructs around his father.
Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry Throughout the poems in Safe Space, Charles defiantly articulates the terms of a radicalized vulnerability—a hyperkinetic interrogation of contexts that give rise to disruptions of, and interventions on, youth, sexual trauma, and transness,
The Market Wonders
Briante shows how market forces influence art and war, parenting and poetry, making our most banal transactions and our most transcendent relations.
Stereo. Island. Mosaic.
Winner, 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and 2017 Norma Farber First Book Award. There can be no single story of the island called Puerto Rico, so in Stereo.Island.Mosaic the poet as DJ spins the lives of natives and migrants into a hybrid, stereophonic collage.
Literature for Nonhumans
Literature for Nonhumans is both plea and manifesto, encomium and jeremiad, showing how human activity brutalizes nonhumans. Illinois, or the idea of Illinois, exemplifies how our relation to animals, rivers, and each other is changed.
The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven
Questions abound: the nature of the body, of teaching and learning, of illness, of heaven. Teare seeks a sick body's heaven, a scarred beauty, between the teachings of theologians and the grid lines painted by Agnes Martin.
This Is the Homeland
This Is the Homeland is as much about love as loss—elegies to times, places, and people whose presences sear and haunt the poems.
A genealogy that pulls readers through a layered critique of ownership and the timeless seduction of beauty, Trafficke is a fraught, grief-charged text.
Garments Against Women
Winner, 2016 Firecracker Award. A 3-time SPD #1 Best-Seller. Garments Against Women seeks the forms for thinking the thoughts necessary to survival, then the forms necessary to survive survival’s requisite thoughts.
Risky, raw, playful, enigmatic, Birch celebrates the transformative power of our relations with our lovers and our surroundings.
Winner, 2014 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. An epistolary based on the author’s experiences as an intersexed (pseudo-hermaphroditic) body addressed to 19th-century French intersexual Herculine Barbin.
Ecstatic and erotic, the poems of Mimer map the personal to the mythological in the author's continuing poetic investigation.