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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.
Nominated 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. 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.
x y z & &
x y z & &: these sonnets are songs on the occasion of the poet's children's presences in the world—and our own.
Using language that moves over the speaker like weather systems and migratory birds, After-Cave makes a distinction between a state and an act of being.
Beast Feast attacks Emersonian myth(ide)ologies of peaceful nature, moralism and the state, reminding us of the histories of cruelty that haunt our forests.
Tolbert’s choice in Gephyromania isn’t between female and male but rather to live (willingly, intentionally) in the places where those binaries meet.