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One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020
A Best Book of the Year: Cosmopolitan * Kirkus Reviews * SheReads * New York Public Library
“An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.”
“This book wi
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy.
Join us on Friday, September 4 at 6pm PST when Henri Cole is joined by Forrest Gander to read from and discuss his latest collection of poetry, Blizzard, on Zoom!
Henri Cole, one of our greatest poets, explores the discordant nature of our condition on earth in Blizzard, his tenth collection.
“An artist of the greatest gifts.” —Louise Glück
WINNER OF THE 2019 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Book of 2018
Forrest Gander’s first book of poems since his Pulitzer finalist Core Samples from the World: a startling look through loss, grief, and regret into the exquisite nature of intimacy
Join us on Wenesday, September 30 at 6pm PDT when francine j. harris joins us to read from her new collection, Here is the Sweet Hand on Zoom!
The poems in Here is the Sweet Hand explore solitude as a way of seeing. In particular, the speakers in francine j. harris’ third collection explore the mystique, and myth, of female loneliness as it relates to blackness, aging, landscape and artistic tradition.
Titled for the influential singer left almost voiceless by a terrible syndrome, the poems bring sweet melodies and rhythms as the voices blend and become multitudinous. There's an honoring of not only survival, but of persistence, as this part research-based, pensive collection contemplates what it takes to move forward when the unimaginable holds you back.
WINNER of the 39TH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD IN POETRY
FINALIST for the 89TH CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD IN POETRY
SHORTLISTED for the 2019 GOLDEN POPPY BOOK AWARD IN POETRY
WINNER of the 2020 FOUR QUARTETS PRIZE
LONGLISTED for the 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN POETRY
FINALIST for the the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
FINALIST for the KINGSLEY TUFTS POETRY AWARD
A powerful, inventive collection from one of America’s most critically acclaimed poets.
Histories, stories, lyrics, aspirations, dreams, pressures, and images are spun into a musical tale through a site of convergence: the Black female body. Swarmed by external gazes and narratives, the inhabitant of this body uses her power to turn down this cacophony of noise and compose a symphonic space for herself.
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Bruce Snider’s third poetry collection grapples with what it means to be childless in a world obsessed with procreation. Poems move between the scientific and the biblical, effortlessly sliding from the clinical landscape of a sperm bank to Mount Moriah as Abraham prepares Isaac for sacrifice.
A stunning exploration of characters shaped by the forces of history, the debut work of fiction by a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree.
What it means to be human—and a mother—is put to the test in Carole Stivers’s debut novel set in a world that is more chilling and precarious than ever.
As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us?
Join us on Monday, October 12 at 5pm PST when Caroline Kim and Vanessa Hua read from their work to celebrate Caroline's new collection, The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories, on Zoom!
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Winner of the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Exploring what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora, Caroline Kim’s stories feature many voices.
A] searing debut. --i>O, The Oprah Magazine
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a powerful debut about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman stakes a claim to the American dream in California.
An exciting new collection from a poet whose debut was praised by Colorado Review as "a seduction by way of small astonishments"
The highly anticipated new collection from a poet whose previous book was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Join us on Tuesday, September 8 at 6pm PST when Greg Mania discusses his new memoir, Born to Be Public, with Sam Lansky on Zoom
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An NPR Best Book of 2020 - An O, The Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2020 - An Electric Literature Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2020 - A Largehearted Boy Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2020 - A 2020 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Humor - One of Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of August 2020"
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR
Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Library Journal, Harper's Bazaar and more "Profound and affecting."--Chloe Benjamin