Written with Lee Slonimsky’s mathematical precision and translated with Elizabeth J. Coleman’s musical flair, this bilingual edition [French/English] opens this poignant collection of modern sonnets to francophone readers for the first time. Rachel Hadas, author of THE GOLDEN ROAD (Northwestern University Press), says: “Lee Slonimsky’s beautiful sonnets in PYTHAGORAS IN LOVE are chastened by the consistent austerity of their limits. Yet these restrictions of vocabulary and imagery are also enriching and generative. Elizabeth J. Coleman’s elegant French translation, conveying the burnished spareness of the original, sometimes recalls the elemental lyricism of Yves Bonnefoy.”
by Garrett Socol –
Dr. Calvin Rhodes, DDS, has a problem: He needs a new dental hygienist. Desperately. His receptionist, former drill instructor Imogene Jackson, has brought him a stellar candidate: Rosalie Sterling. Rosalie has perfect teeth, impeccable references, and a sensuous fascination with dental care. The scandal and mystery that ensue from this small town office will take you on a wild ride never before imaginable from the nervous comfort of a dentist’s chair.
by Tim Bridwell –
Sophronia Lambert, a schoolteacher on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, lives a quiet life; that is until Nantucket whaling captain James Folger comes ashore. Realizing he is the man who killed her deaf brother, she decides to pursue vengeance – first at home, then at sea-sailing to the far side of the world as his bride. As she grapples with madness and morality, Sophronia’s quest mirrors that of her island community: to find a way forward amidst the pressures of a brutal industry, a nation mired in Civil War, and a past darker than the ocean’s abyss.
by Darla K. Crist –
This historical fiction novel in verse introduces readers to Catherine Sophia Boucher at the moment she marries poetpainter William Blake.
by John R. Reed –
In this Cold War thriller, CIA operative Jim Gadsden struggles to prove he is not washed up while he works against the clock to save the Pacific Northwest from atomic annihilation. From Singapore to D.C. to Idaho and beyond, Gadsden battles traitors, the elements, and the limits of human endurance with grit and determination.
by Guy Cranswick –
Through the fourteen stories in this collection, Guy Cranswick explores “home” and what can happen when it proves elusive. In the title story, The Nine Avenues were “nine small roads that ran up the same route in unsealed tracks. The roads were joined and trees planted by the side of the road.” So too the disparate characters in Nine Avenues, who search for home via different routes, converge in the realization that the journey sometimes matters more than the destination.
by Kevin Griffith –
In this humorous collection of microfiction, Kevin Griffith explores the breadth and depth of a basic literary device: irony. Bob and Jim, his long-suffering characters, endure ironic twists that rival a Celtic knot in their escapades with beer and bombs. Exploding with wit, this book will forever alter your recognition of irony both on and off the page.
by Smitha Murthy & Dorothee Lang –
Through coincidence on a global scale, a traveller from Europe and a teacher from Asia met within the threads of the World Wide Web. A single photo serves as an intersection point from which they share their diverse journeys that include joys, longings, and life lessons. As the dialog unfolds across continents, cultures, media, and time, Smitha Murthy and Dorothee Lang discover that though they are worlds apart geographically, they are merely a few words apart relationally. Their mutual discovery is captured in this collection of letters, essays, stories, poems, and photographs that reach from China and India to Germany and the Mediterranean Sea. Rounded up with practical advice for travelling and teaching in Asia, WOR(L)DS APART is both an inspiring travel read and the story of a friendship across cultures and borders.
by Mel Bosworth –
This unflinching, quirky novel follows a flawed yet lovable everyman as he searches for Home. We never learn his name. Nor do we learn her name—the woman whose freight is still too much for him to carry. But we know he likes soft things. We know he works through pain. We know his childhood still clings to him, despite his graying hair. And through knowing him and all his freight, ours is easier to bear.
Written on four continents and read on six, the works in this anthology celebrate the birth of a new literary form: the tweet. Ironically, the 140-character limit of the Twitter platform has inspired new and veteran writers alike to stretch traditional boundaries. Some experiment with abbreviated poetic forms. Others create back-story through innuendo. All make every word—every character—count. This collection will introduce you to 43 of these pioneers who venture out each day onto text’s narrow windowsill. Come, join them, and sit a spell. There’s room.