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poetry review
The Catch
by Fiona Sampson
Sampson displays the minutiae of suburbia with frenetic energy, so even the calmest acts, from standing on a ferry and watching the shore to listening to animals scurry about as the sun sets, become chaotic. Reviewed by Kevin Holton

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really short review
The Folly of Loving Life
by Monica Drake
Drake’s book of darkly interconnected short stories has sharply drawn characters that are anything but obvious.

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fiction review
Before the Wind
by Jim Lynch
Both family and the waters of Puget Sound figure prominently in Before the Wind, as grown and nearly-grown children grapple with their parents to set their own independent courses.  Reviewed by Daniel Picker

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poetry review
Save Twilight: Selected Poems
by Julio Cortázar
This plump pocket-sized collection is an excellent introduction to Julio Cortázar’s compelling and varied poetic work. Reviewed by John M. Bennett

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nonfiction review
The Home Place: Essays on
Robert Kroetsch’s Poetry

by Dennis Cooley
Cooley explores the long poems of western Canadian poet Robert Kroetsch, whose work chronicles not only his native prairie, but also the distinct shifts that propelled poetries in the Americas in the late twentieth century. Reviewed by Garin Cycholl

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special offer
The Meteor
by James Tate
One year ago this weekend, we hosted a James Tate tribute event and published a chapbook of his last poems, The Meteor. Get a copy now through April 30 at 20% off our regular price, see here.