What better way to spread a little midweek cheer than to introduce some new-to-our-shelves bits and bobs for your literary delectation?
We’re all a little bit obsessed with the absolutely stunning I only thought of the farm, a chapbook by Lisa Ciccarello (Doublecross Press). This hand-typeset, letterpress edition of 150 was produced in collaboration with Austin printmaker Laura Brown—and it’s only $10 for your copy of all this green goodness!
Continuing with our bucolic theme… if you’re looking for a beautifully designed journal that focuses on work by up and coming writers, poets, and painters, then fields is calling your name. Issue 4 includes a profile of Chicago poet and filmmaker Dakota Loesch; an interview with Austin slam poetry champion Loyce Gayo; short stories from Elisabeth Murray, Jo Vraca, and Torrie Jay White; poetry from Madeleine Barnes, Ally Covino, Brett Foster, and Brad Liening, among others; and artwork from Kimberly Benson, Diane Englander, Maggie Hazen, and Manik Raj Nakra (who created the lovely cover).
And we also have a couple of new titles from the City University of New York’s Feminist Press, including Into The Go-Slow by Bridgett M. Davis. Go-Slow is a fascinating coming-of-age story that follows the narrator, Angie, as she attempts to come to terms with the death of her sister. Set in both Detroit and Lagos and covering a time period from the 1960s-80s, this novel deftly spans continents and eras and brilliantly captures the narrator’s loss of innocence and emerging sense of self.