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Eileen Myles with AFTERGLOW

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match” (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie.

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ISBN: 9780802127099
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Published: Grove Press - September 12th, 2017


The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings.

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ISBN: 9781469633657
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 2nd, 2017

Derrick Harriell with STRIPPER IN WONDERLAND

Derrick Harriell

The percussive poems of Stripper in Wonderland move from birth to death, funk to hip-hop, and racism to religion as Derrick Harriell explores the life of a modern black man transplanted from the American Midwest to the Deep South. Harriell summons the ghosts of the past as he deals with the realities of the present. He carefully winds images and words together to produce powerful, often graphic, poems that inform our view of one another as they punch through our assumptions.

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Stripper in Wonderland: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807165522
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Published: Louisiana State University Press - February 2017

Jim Dees with THE STATUE AND THE FURY (at the Lyric)

Jim Dees

In 1997, Oxford, Mississippi sought to build a statue to honor the 100th birthday of native Nobel laureate, William Faulkner. In this funny and heartfelt memoir, Thacker Mountain Radio host Jim Dees, chronicles the year-long civic contretemps that erupted over a magnolia tree that was cut down to make room for the sculpture. The same year, Oxford became embroiled in a “trees versus development” dispute that saw citizens arrested for blocking bulldozers.

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ISBN: 9781936946808
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Published: Nautilus Publishing Company - October 18th, 2016

Geoff Dyer with WHITE SANDS (at the Lyric)


From “one of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book—firmly grounded but elegant, often hilarious, and always inquisitive—about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves.

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ISBN: 9781101870853
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 3rd, 2016