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SoundMachine by Rachel Zucker

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In her new book, Rachel Zucker questions if her family is a distraction from her poetry, or if her poetry is a distraction from her family.

Be Recorder by Carmen Giménez Smith

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Carmen Giménez Smith’s newest collection records the monolith, deconstructs it, and reassembles it as a world that looks a little more like one we can bear.

The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write by Gregory Orr

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The crystalized, perfectly-clear articulations of grief that begin the collection ring through it, making it impossible to read even the simplest lyric as light.

Natalie Scenters-Zapico’s Treatise on Abuse

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These roles that men and women play are a mutilation. So, too, are the neocolonial systems that ask people to inhabit them.

Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal

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Paisley Rekdal’s sixth poetry collection explores the ways desire, pain, fear, and trauma transform us, often without our permission, and often into something unexpected.

The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay

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Ross Gay’s new essay collection restores pleasure as a site of serious thought and, even more, as a mode in inquiry in itself, while his wholesome (but never saccharine) voice convinces us that a mode of inquiry, a way of thinking, too, can be pleasure itself.