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Issue #110
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New Titles 2019


Anne A Novel by Paal-Helge Haugen Translated by Julia Johanne Tolo

ISBN: 978-1-934909-61-4 $18.00

Anne A Novel

Paal-Helge Haugen
Translated by Julia Johanne Tolo

Paal-Helge Haugen (b. 1945 in Setesdal, Norway) has published over 30 books (poetry, fiction, children's books, plays, essays) and books or selections of his work are translated to some 20 languages. He considers himself primarily a poet. He has received all the major Norwegian literary prizes, in addition to the Dobloug Prize, awarded by the Swedish Academy, The Richard Wilbur Prize (USA) and 'Edvard' (The Grieg Prize) for texts to music. Haugen has collaborated extensively with visual artists in Norway and Germany, and has written the libretti for six operas and other large-scale works by Norwegian composers, including Arne Nordheim and Cecilie Ore. He has also collaborated with experimental jazz musicians in Europe, among others David Sylvian and Arve Henriksen. In 2008 he was made Knight 1st Grade of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olaf, in recognition of his services to Norwegian art and letters. His titles in English include Stone Fences (University of Missouri Press, 1986), Wintering with the Light (Sun and Moon Press, 1997), and Meditations on George de la Tour (Bookthug, 2013).

Julia Johanne Tolo is a poet and translator from Oslo, Norway. She is the author of the chapbooks August, and the snow has just melted, from Bottlecap Press, and holes of silver from Ghost City Press.

“This book smells of damp wood, peeling paint, camphor, wounds, skin, hair, moss, and holy scripture. Julia Johanne Tolo's translation is a vividly palpable and unique performance of Haugen's classic.”
— Val Vinokur, author of Relative Genitive

“One of the most exciting books from Scandinavia that I've read in recent years. Permeated with darkness, Anne is a strange and compelling novel. Cinematic, each page feels like an intimate snapshot into another kind of life in Norway at the turn of the last century. As Haugen writes: 'Pale, they are frail images, perhaps I can erase them with my hand.' Documentary fragments break up Haugen's tactile verse and make for a spellbinding mosaic narrative that I want to return to again and again. Julia Johanne Tolo's translation is stunning.”
— Katrine Øgaard Jensen, writer, translator, editor of EuropeNow Journal

Invisible Horses by Rosalind Brackenbury

ISBN: 978-1-934909-56-0 $18.00

Invisible Horses

Rosalind Brackenbury

Rosalind Brackenbury was born in London, England, grew up in the UK and has lived in Scotland and France. She has lived in Key West for 25 years with her husband, Allen Meece.

She has been writing all her life and has published novels and collections of poetry, as well as award-winning short stories. She was literary editor at Solares Hill for ten years and Creative Writing Fellow at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA, in 2006 and 2012. In Key West she runs yearly poetry and prose workshops at TSKW and she has been featured both as panelist and moderator at the Key West Literary Seminar. She was Key West's second Poet Laureate in 2014-15. Her new novel, Without Her, is to be published by Delphinium Books in July 2019.

Praise for Rosalind Brackenbury's earlier poetry books:

“With deft mastery, Rosalind Brackenbury distills the facts and feel of a deeply lived-through and profoundly attended-to existence.”
— Jane Hirshfield

“These rich, fluent poems tell the story of a writer's pilgrimage...The sentences are so poised and artfully phrased that...they are a palpable pleasure on the tongue.”
— Harvey Shapiro

“As I read Rosalind Brackenbury's recent poems, I sensed that in the process of creation she must have been exceptionally aware of the reader; the reader being, of course, me. She tells me what I feel in language choicer than my own; she also intuits what I should be feeling and reveals it in language of tactful purity.”
— Harry Mathews

“Her poems are easy to enter but very hard to leave. They resonate in the mind long after their note has been struck.”
Westwords (U.K.)

Ways of Looking at a Woman by Caroline Hagood

ISBN: 978-1-934909-58-4 $18.00

Ways of Looking at a Woman

Caroline Hagood

Caroline Hagood's first book of poetry, Lunatic Speaks, was published in 2012, and her second poetry book, Making Maxine's Baby, a small press bestseller, came out in 2015 from Hanging Loose Press. Her writing has also appeared in The Kenyon Review, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, Salon, and the Economist. She's a Staff Blogger for the Kenyon Review, a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Fordham University, and she teaches creative writing at Barnard College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

In Ways of Looking at a Woman, a book-length essay that interweaves memoir with film and literary history, Caroline Hagood assumes the role of detective to ask, what is a "woman," "mother," and "writer"? By turns smart, funny, and poignant, Ways of Looking at a Woman is a profound meditation on the many mysterious layers that make up both a book and a person.

Caroline Hagood's Ways of Looking at a Woman is a profoundly unique and honest piece of work, somehow executed with an astonishing lack of ego. She will break your heart with her naked sincerity; a masterful, singular writer who sheds light with every page.”
— Mary-Louise Parker

This book is for the poetry lovers whose brains have gone fractured after childbirth, fractured by love and focus and television and books, every influence jostling for precious space. Is this a poem? Is it a memoir? Is it a book on art and motherhood and love? Yes. I'll shelve it next to Maggie Nelson, on the shelf marked Necessary.”
— Emma Straub

Caroline Hagood's critical eye is somehow both cool and passionate, and she uses it freely, beautifully, to gift readers a riveting portrait of a mind at work. Referencing high and low culture, family, academic syllabi, and most importantly, her body, Hagood has made something entirely new and all her own.”
— Elisa Albert



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