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I Am a Stranger Here Myself

By Debra Gwartney

Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West.

Cabañuelas

A Novel
By Norma Elia Cantú

In Cantú's latest novel Nena must decide where she can best be true to her entire self: in Spain with Paco or in Laredo, her home, where her job and family await her return.

Ballad of a Slopsucker

Stories
By Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Based in Northern California and examining a variety of themes, including love, family, and masculinity, these stories offer an important new perspective on the experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and complicate ideas of nationhood, identity, and the definition of home.

The News as Usual

Poems
By Jon Kelly Yenser

The News as Usual showcases the work of a gifted poet who employs language at its richest.

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After Party

Poems
By Noah Blaustein

By turns funny and heartbreaking, flirtatious and frank, Blaustein never lets his aggravation or confusion overwhelm his sense of gratitude for the life he leads and those he loves.

Subjects: PoetryAWP21

The Writer's Portable Mentor

A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life
Second Edition
By Priscilla Long

Designed to mentor writers at all levels, from beginning to quite advanced, The Writer’s Portable Mentor offers a wealth of insight and crafting models from the author’s twenty-plus years of teaching and creative thought.

The Handyman's Guide to End Times

Poems
By Juan J. Morales

In Morales’s newest collection, an imagined zombie apocalypse intertwines with personal narrative.

Gather the Night

Poems
By Katherine DiBella Seluja

These poems grieve for a world of the lost while extending solace to those who remain and remember.

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Sacred Smokes

By Theodore C. Van Alst

This dark, compelling, occasionally inappropriate, and often hilarious linked story collection introduces a character who defies all stereotypes about urban life and Indians.

MINE

Essays
By Sarah Viren

Mining her own life and those of others, Sarah Viren considers the contingencies of ownership alongside the realities of loss in this debut essay collection.

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