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Living a More Thoughtful Life

Thinkable Thoughts and Relevant Reflections

Ervin Cobb and Charlotte D. Grant-Cobb

“Most experts agree that practicing a new and challenging mental activity like this is a clever way of building and maintaining strong cognitive skills. When you strengthen these core…

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Of Color: Poets’ Ways Of Making

an anthology of essays on transformative poetics

Ernesto L. Abeytia

How do poets of color come to know what they do about their art and practice? How do they learn from and teach others? For poets of color, what does the relationship of “what one knows”…

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Digging Press Poetry Series 2022

Edited by Ernesto L. Abeytia

The Digging Press Poetry Series publishes work by writers from all over the world. Ernesto L. Abeytia edited this inaugural series. The 2022 volume brings together a wide range of poetic…

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Sister Novelists

The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës

Devoney Looser

For readers of "Prairie Fires" and "The Peabody Sisters," a fascinating, insightful biography of the most famous sister novelists before the Brontës. Before the Brontë sisters picked up…

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Second Language Writing

History, Identity, Pedagogy and Professional Development

Paul Kei Matsuda

The author of this book, Paul Kei Matsuda, was a former president of the American Society of Applied Linguistics, and is now an English professor at Arizona State University, a second…

Poème D’amour Postcolonial French translation of 'Postcolonial Love Poem' text

Poème D’amour Postcolonial

French translation of 'Postcolonial Love Poem'

Natalie Diaz

Translated into French by Marguerite Capelle, "Postcolonial Love Poem" is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried…

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English Romantic Poets

Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series

Edited by Jonathan Bate

A greatest-hits selection from some of the most popular poets in the English language, in a gorgeously-jacketed small hardcover. William Wordsworth defined good poetry as “the…

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Like Water in the Palm of My Hand


Lois Roma-Deeley

Poet Daniel Tobin says: "The poems of Lois Roma-Deeley’s latest book are like lucid dreams, at once as vivid, joyous, and as painful as life itself. And they are more. In their faithful…

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Destination Unknown

Bill Konigsberg

From Stonewall Award winner Bill Konigsberg, a remarkable, funny, sexy, heartbreaking story of two teen boys finding each other in New York City at the height of the AIDS epidemic. "The…

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The Loneliest Girl

Kate Gale

Who was more alone than Medusa? Raped in Athena’s temple, transformed into a monster, and banished into a cave, Medusa may be the ultimate example of victim blaming. In "The Loneliest…