Profound, celebratory, vulnerable, and innovative.
The books in this collection wrestle with nostalgia, self-knowledge, and intimacy. This poetry, from a group of renowned writers and thinkers, is reflective, visceral, and urgent.
This collection contains:
Fighting Is Like a Wife by Eloisa Amezcua: Striking visual poems used to reconstruct the love story—and the tragedy—of two-time world boxing champion “Schoolboy” Bobby Chacon and his first wife, Valorie Ginn.
Margaret & Dusty by Alice Notley: Energetic poems from a master of the New York School.
Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen: A flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book.
The Eros Conspiracy by Greg Hewett: Beauty meets History and Love clashes with Revolution in this original, intimate, and intrigue-fueled treatise on politics, passion, and possession.
They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This by Anna Moschovakis: In a mode of inquiry, friction, and barbed naiveté, these four long poems trouble notions of history, self-knowledge, and intimacy, insisting that “how to be” is a question we can never tire of confronting.
Voice's Daughter of a Heart Yet to be Born by Anne Waldman: A volume which brings Anne Waldman’s work into the more intimate, paradoxical folds of poetic (and prophetic) knowledge. Waldman appropriates the idea of Blake’s unborn spirit of Thel to explore artists’ and activists’ roles during the Anthropocene.