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· The Curious Thing: Poems by Sandra Lim · Grands Corps Malade: nouveau CD “REFLETS” · Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt: Hearing the Battle. (July 21, 1861) · Ark by Estill Pollock · Because I love you, I become war. Poems & Uncollected Poetics Prose by Eileen R. Tabios · Blood Snow by Dg Nanouk Okpik · Romance or the End by Elaine Kahn · Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms by Ardengo Soffici · Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt: The Palace-Burner. A picture in a newspaper · Laura Vazquez: Vous êtes de moins en moins réels: Anthologie 2014-2021 (Poèmes) · Hotel Oblivion by Cynthia Cruz · An Eye For An Eye For An Eye by Ellen Renton (Poetry)

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The Curious Thing: Poems by Sandra Lim


In this gorgeous third collection, Sandra Lim investigates desire, sexuality, and dream with sinewy intelligence and a startling freshness.

Truthful, sensuous, and intellectually relentless, the poems in The Curious Thing are compelling meditations on love, art making, solitude, female fate, and both the mundane and serious principles of life. Sandra Lim’s poetry displays stinging wit and a tough-minded approach to her own experiences: She speaks with Jean Rhys about beauty, encounters the dark loneliness that can exist inside a relationship, and discovers a coiled anger on a hot summer day.

An extended poem sequence slyly revolves the meanings of finding oneself astray in midlife. A steely strength courses through the volume’s myriad discoveries―Lim’s lucidity and tenderness form a striking complement to her remarkable metaphors and the emotional clamor of her material.

Animated by a sense of reckoning and a piercing inwardness, these anti-sentimental poems nevertheless celebrate the passionate and empathetic subjective life.

Sandra Lim was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is the author of three poetry collections, The Curious Thing, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, chosen by Louise Glück for the Barnard Women Poets Prize. She has received many honors for her work, including the Levis Reading Prize, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from MacDowell and the Getty Foundation. She is a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sandra Lim:
The Curious Thing.
Language: ‎English
Publisher: ‎W. W. Norton & Company
October 10, 2023
80 pages

ISBN: 978-1-324-06618-7
Price $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-393-86789-3
Price $26.95

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Grands Corps Malade: nouveau CD “REFLETS”

Au départ, l’idée traversait l’esprit de Grand Corps Malade d’intituler l’album “Portraits” au pluriel.

Il envisageait que chaque chanson représente le portrait d’une personne, d’une chose, ou d’un lieu spécifique. Cependant, au fil du temps, cette notion a évolué, aboutissant finalement au choix du titre “REFLETS”. Ce titre représente pour lui une opportunité d’explorer la réflexion de la société, de capturer l’esprit d’une époque, de saisir les éléments qui nous entourent. Cette approche ouvre la porte à de nombreux…

Liste des titres
No Titre Durée
1. J’ai vu de la lumière 3:31
2. Reflets 2:52
3. Retiens les rêves 3:39
4. Le jour d’après 3:19
5. Autoreflet 4:49
6. Je serai là 3:05
7. Rue La Fayette 3:38
8. C’est aujourd’hui que ça se passe 2:47
9. 2083 3:47
10. La sagesse 3:04
11. Deauville 3:04
12. Paroles et musique 3:57

Reflets est le 8e album studio de Grand Corps Malade sorti le 20 octobre 2023.

Album de Grand Corps Malade Sortie
20 octobre 2023
Genre CD, vinyle
Label Anouche Records

Grands Corps Malade
Prix de vente 15,00€
Main artists: Grand Corps Malade
Genre: Franse chansons

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Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt: Hearing the Battle. (July 21, 1861)


Hearing the Battle

July 21, 1861

One day in the dreamy summer,
On the Sabbath hills, from afar
We heard the solemn echoes
Of the first fierce words of war.

Ah, tell me, thou veilèd Watcher
Of the storm and the calm to come,
How long by the sun or shadow
Till these noises again are dumb.

And soon in a hush and glimmer
We thought of the dark, strange fight,
Whose close in a ghastly quiet
Lay dim in the beautiful night.

Then we talk’d of coldness and pallor,
And of things with blinded eyes
That stared at the golden stillness
Of the moon in those lighted skies;

And of souls, at morning wrestling
In the dust with passion and moan,
So far away at evening
In the silence of worlds unknown.

But a delicate wind beside us
Was rustling the dusky hours,
As it gather’d the dewy odors
Of the snowy jessamine-flowers.

And I gave you a spray of the blossoms,
And said: “I shall never know
How the hearts in the land are breaking,
My dearest, unless you go.”

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
Hearing the Battle.
(July 21, 1861)

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Ark by Estill Pollock

English poet Estill Pollock’s new collection is an ARK built to weather the flood of 21st century life.

“I have nothing left / To offer, except this poem,” Estill Pollock declares around the midpoint of his new collection ARK, and for anyone else this might seem an apology or lament; but Pollock’s poems encompass multitudes, and offer the reader entire worlds. His title of course suggests both a means of safety and sanctuary (the title of one section here), as well as a repository of sacred texts, and both are apt descriptions for this volume.

His hierophantic language demands much from the reader, but rewards in equal measure, and pleasure. His scope ranges over time and space, “in data streams / Of stars,” from “Neanderthals in Paris” to “AI execution codes” and “Cryptocurrency blockchain” carrying us over rising tides of (literal) water and war and all manner of floods that threaten to engulf us. A long account of “London in those times / Of empire” makes up much of the middle section; and even though it has been decades since he left his native America he devotes specific attention to its problematic history, and present. “Mason-Dixon” recounts the Original Sin of slavery, while more recently he observes how “American democracy eats / Its young—pockets emptied to Big Pharma / Big Banks, murder-cop trials, neo-Nazi podcast / Or demagogue variant QAnon.”

“Old worlds give up their dead,” he observes, “a skull / In tidal mud, looted barrows, souvenirs / Of species an archived fidelity, as though / We were disappearing from our own lives.” But Pollock’s ARK is here to preserve us. “This is about everything, and nothing” – in which respect it perfectly resembles life.

Estill Pollock’s publications include Constructing the Human (Poetry Salzburg, 2001) and the book cycle Relic Environments Trilogy (Cinnamon Press, Wales, 2012). His recent poetry collections, ENTROPY (2021) and TIME SIGNATURES (2022), are published by Broadstone Books. He lives in Norfolk, England.

by Estill Pollock
Pub Date: 8/15/2023
Publisher: Broadstone Books
ISBN 978-1-956782-43-1
Pages: 92
Price: $ 26.00

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Because I love you, I become war. Poems & Uncollected Poetics Prose by Eileen R. Tabios

The title poem, “Because I Love You, I Become War,” is a poem of feminist genius, deserving to be in the pantheon of all-time brilliant poems!

Sascha A. Akhtar, author of #LoveLikeBlood

Raw[ness] exudes from this collection of poems and poetics prose about love and war, both corporal and terrestrial. Whether speaking of “rose petals yawning like little girls, like the daughters I never bore,” or a California wildfire’s “yellowed skies” and “smoke taint,” even color is narrative in Eileen Tabios’ dexterous hands.

Eileen R. Tabios has released over 60 collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental biographies from publishers in 11 countries and cyberspace. DOVELION: A FAIRY TALE FOR OUR TIMES (AC Books, 2021) is her first long- form novel. Her 2020 books include a short story collection, PAGPAG: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora; a poetry collection, THE IN(TER)VENTION OF THE HAY(NA)KU (Marsh Hawk Press, 2019); and her third bilingual edition (English/Thai), INCULPATORY EVIDENCE: Covid-19 Poems.

Her award-winning body of work includes invention of the hay(na)ku, a 21st century diasporic poetic form, and the MDR Poetry Generator that can create poems totaling theoretical infinity, as well as a first poetry book, Beyond Life Sentences, which received the Philippines’ National Book Award for Poetry. Translated into 11 languages, she also has edited, co-edited or conceptualized 15 anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays. Her writing and editing works have received recognition through awards, grants and residencies.

Because I love you, I become war
Poems & Uncollected Poetics Prose
by Eileen R. Tabios
Pub Date: 5/30/2023
Publisher: Marsh Hawk Press, Inc.
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 099865826X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0998658261
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Price: $ 22.00

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Blood Snow by Dg Nanouk Okpik

Finalist for the 2023 Pulitzer Prize Listed in The Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2022.

Longlisted for the PEN/Voelcker Award in PoetryAmerican Book Award-winning poet dg okpik’s second collection of poems, Blood Snow, tells a continuum story of a homeland under erasure, in an ethos of erosion, in a multitude of encroaching methane, ice floe, and rising temperatures.

Here, in a true Inupiaq voice, dg okpik’s relationship to language is an access point for understanding larger kinships between animals, peoples, traditions, histories, ancestries, and identities.

Through an animist process of transfiguration into a Shaman’s omniscient voice, we are greeted with a destabilizing grammar of selfhood. Okpik’s poems have a fraught relationship to her former home in Anchorage, Alaska, a place of unparalleled natural beauty and a traumatic site of devastation for Alaskan native nations and landscapes alike. In this way, okpik’s poetry speaks to the dualistic nature of reality and how one’s existence in the world simultaneously shapes and is shaped by its environs.

dg nanouk okpik was born and spent much of her life in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from Salish Kootenai College with an AFA in Liberal Arts and Liberal Studies, and later attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, graduating with an AFA and a BFA in Creative Writing before receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast College. okpik has won the Truman Capote Literary Award, the May Sarton Award, and an American Book Award for her first book, Corpse Whale (University of Arizona Press, 2012).

Blood Snow
by Dg Nanouk Okpik
Publisher: Wave Books
Publish Date: October 18, 2022
Pages 96
Language: English
EAN/UPC: 9781950268634
BISAC Categories:
Native American
Women Authors
Price $18.00

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Romance or the End by Elaine Kahn

“This book takes me right back to the Carnage Years―yours, too―sacrificed to love. If only I, you, had possessed Elaine Kahn’s wisdom and wit. These poems are lacerating, coy, bloody, and so true I wanted to memorize lines from them.”

Rachel Kushner, author of The Mars Room and The Flamethrowers

Romance or The End takes up the tools of romantic narrative in order to perform the rupture between self and story that occurs at the onset of trauma.

Using known and pathologized literary arcs, Elaine Kahn unspools the fundamental instability of truth, love, and language to create an experiential portrait of narrative’s power to both disfigure and restore.


This is a book about love.
And it is a book about lies.
Love can be a lie, but it is also always true.
This is a book about truth.
This is a book about story.
There is no such thing as a true story and so there are no stories in this book.
Without a story, there is separation.
This is a book about separation.
Everything is a story. Even the truth.
There is nothing truer in this world than the lie of love.


Elaine Kahn is the author of Women in Public (City Lights, 2015), as well as several chapbooks including I Told You I Was Sick: A Romance (After Hours, Ltd., 2017), A Voluptuous Dream During An Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012) and Customer (Ecstatic Peace! Library, 2010). Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Brooklyn Rail, Jubilat, Poetry Foundation, Art Papers, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and teaches at Pomona College and the Poetry Field School. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Romance or the End
By Elaine Kahn
Category: Poetry
Publisher: Soft Skull
February 2020
Language: ‎English
144 pages
ISBN-10: 1593765843
ISBN-13:‎ 978-1593765842
Price: $16.00

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Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms by Ardengo Soffici

A vital reconstruction of Italian Futurist poet Ardengo Soffici’s visual poetics, presented for the first time in English in Olivia E. Sears’s exacting translations. With a foreword by Marjorie Perloff.

With unexpected lyricism, buzzing between the entropic and the erotic, Soffici’s unrelenting poems manifest his milieu’s fascination with the metropolis. Guillaume Apollinaire called it “very important work, rich in fresh beauties.” This facsimile-style edition—with a foreword by Marjorie Perloff, helpful annotations, and an informative afterword by the translator—offers a glimpse into the vibrant early avant-garde, when modernity held tremendous promise.

Ardengo Soffici (1879-1964) was an Italian painter, poet, and art critic associated with Florentine Futurism. Years spent in Parisian artistic circles spurred Soffici to champion an artistic renewal in Italy, introducing French impressionism and cubism and a vibrant magazine culture.

Olivia E. Sears is a translator of Italian poetry and prose, specializing in avant-garde women writers. She founded the Center for the Art of Translation and the journal Two Lines, where she served as editor for twelve years.

Simultaneities and Lyric Chemisms
Ardengo Soffici
Olivia E. Sears (Translator)
Pub Date: 09/15/2022
Publisher: World Poetry Books
Product Number:9781954218055
SKU #: I17G
Binding: Paperback
Italian Studies.
Price: 23,99 euro

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Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt: The Palace-Burner. A picture in a newspaper

The Palace-Burner
A picture in a newspaper

She has been burning palaces. “To see
The sparks look pretty in the wind?” Well, yes—
And something more. But women brave as she
Leave much for cowards, such as I, to guess.

But this is old, so old that everything
Is ashes here—the woman and the rest.
Two years are—oh! so long. Now you may bring
Some newer pictures. You like this one best?

You wish that you had lived in Paris then?
You would have loved to burn a palace, too?
But they had guns in France, and Christian men
Shot wicked little Communists like you.

You would have burned the palace?—Just because
You did not live in it yourself! Oh! why
Have I not taught you to respect the laws?
You would have burned the palace—would not I?

Would I? Go to your play. Would I, indeed?
I? Does the boy not know my soul to be
Languid and worldly, with a dainty need
For light and music? Yet he questions me.

Can he have seen my soul more near than I?
Ah! in the dusk and distance sweet she seems,
With lips to kiss away a baby’s cry,
Hands fit for flowers, and eyes for tears and dreams.

Can he have seen my soul? And could she wear
Such utter life upon a dying face:
Such unappealing, beautiful despair:
Such garments— soon to be a shroud—with grace?

Has she a charm so calm that it could breathe
In damp, low places till some frightened hour;
Then start, like a fair, subtle snake, and wreathe
A stinging poison with shadowy power?

Would I burn palaces? The child has seen
In this fierce creature of the Commune here,
So bright with bitterness and so serene,
A being finer than my soul, I fear.

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
The Palace-Burner
A picture in a newspaper

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Laura Vazquez: Vous êtes de moins en moins réels: Anthologie 2014-2021 (Poèmes)

Je réfléchis depuis longtemps
À la forme maximale de cruauté
Mais je n’ai rien trouvé d’autre qu’une journée
et une nuit et une autre journée et une autre nuit

Laura Vazquez
propose à travers cette anthologie une sélection de poèmes, dont certains inédits, publiés entre 2014 et 2021.

À travers une écriture alerte et dépouillée, ses poèmes évoquent des thématiques essentielles telles que le corps, le langage ou les êtres humains.

Les images qui tissent sa poésie construisent un univers animiste qui hypnotise et bouscule notre vision du monde et de sa réalité, donnant à entendre l’une des voix les plus singulières et percutantes de la création poétique contemporaine.

Née en 1986, Laura Vazquez est poète et a signé un premier roman, La Semaine perpétuelle (Mention spéciale du prix Wepler 2021). Ses poèmes ont été traduits dans de nombreuses langues, et elle donne régulièrement des lectures publiques en France ou à l’étranger. Elle co-dirige la revue littéraire Muscle.

Auteur: Laura Vazquez
Anthologie 2014 – 2021
Vous êtes de moins en moins réels
Poésie (Poche)
Langue Française
Editeur Points
Collection Points Poésie
Date de parution: 04/03/2022
EAN: 9782757895566
ISBN: 2757895567
SKU: 5050461
Format: 10cm x 17cm
Nombre de pages: 336
€ 8,90

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Hotel Oblivion by Cynthia Cruz

A specter, haunting the edges of society: because neoliberalism insists there are no social classes, thus, there is no working class, the main subject of Hotel Oblivion, a working class subject, does not exist.

With no access to a past, she has no home, no history, no memory. And yet, despite all this, she will not assimilate. Instead, this book chronicles the subject’s repeated attempts at locating an exit from capitalist society via acts of negative freedom and through engagement with the death drive, whose aim is complete destruction in order to begin all over again.

In the end, of course, the only true exit and only possibility for emancipation for the working class subject is through a return to one’s self. In Hotel Oblivion, through a series of fragments and interrelated poems, Cruz resists invisibilizing forces, undergoing numerous attempts at transfiguration in a concerted effort to escape her fate.

Cynthia Cruz is the author of six collections of poems: Guidebooks for the Dead (Four Way Books, 2020), Dregs (Four Way Books, 2018), How the End Begins (Four Way Books, 2016), Wunderkammer (Four Way Books, 2014), The Glimmering Room (Four Way Books, 2012) and Ruin (Alice James Books, 2006). Disquieting: Essays on Silence, a collection of critical essays exploring the concept of silence as a form of resistance, was published by Book*hug in the spring of 2019. The Melancholia of Class, an exploration of melancholia and the working class, was published by Repeater Books in July of 2021.

Cruz earned an MA in German Language and Literature from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a PhD at the European Graduate School where her area of research is psychoanalysis and philosophy. Cruz teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia University and is a visiting writer in the MFA Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is also a mentor in the Low Residency MFA Writing Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Cruz co-edits the multi- disciplinary online journal, Schlag Magazine.

Hotel Oblivion
Author Cynthia Cruz
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication Date 2022-02
Section Poetry
Language: English
ISBN: 9781954245112
ISBN-10: 1954245114
Format Paperback
Pages: 120
List Price $16.95

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An Eye For An Eye For An Eye by Ellen Renton (Poetry)

A poetic evaluation of what it means to grow up a girl, and how this intersects with disability/visual impairment.

An Eye For An Eye For An Eye explores what it means to grow up a girl, and how this experience intersects with disability and visual impairment.

These poems concern themselves with looking: looking back over a childhood, looking again at what’s in front of us, and looking forward to possible futures. They visit girlhood and myth, blindness and friendship. They celebrate the freedom, shame, and awkwardness of coming to terms with our own bodies, and they ask what it means to look different and see differently.

Ellen Renton is a poet, performer, and theatre maker from Edinburgh whose writing has been published in a number of literary magazines. She she has performed at venues and festivals around the UK, is a co-founder of In The Works spoken word theatre company, and is the creator of the one woman poetry show Within Sight.

(…) They say, you are so brave and persistent.
You say thank you and ask for help.
They say, what do you think of this cosy lining?
You ask for help.
They say, I admire you, so brave and so persistent.
(fragment poem Ellen Renton)

An Eye For An Eye For An Eye
by Ellen Renton
Pamphlet For Stewed Rhubarb Press,

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