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I'm here to learn to dream in your language

by H. L. Hix 

Etruscan Press (February 3, 2015)


In lyric sequences that record a lover's dreams and a dreamer's loves, I'm here to learn to dream in your language extends H. L. Hix's ongoing poetic inquiry into spiritual and sexual ecstasy.



The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind

by Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, and Cap Max King 

Fence Books (March 31, 2015)


"It is not only white writers who make a prize of transcendence, of course. Many writers of all backgrounds see the imagination as ahistorical, as a generative place where race doesn't and shouldn't enter [where] the imagination is postracial, a posthistorical and postpolitical utopia. . . . To bring up race for these writers is to inch close to the anxious space of affirmative action, the scarring qualifieds."—Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda, from the introduction



Zelestina Urza in Outer Space

by David Romtvedt

Center for Basque Studies (April 29, 2015)


For a sixteen year old immigrant from a Basque village, northern Wyoming, on a cold February day in 1902, seemed as distant and barren as the moon. Zelestina Urza, who had left her impoverished family, had no idea what lay ahead of her. How would she make a life out of what seemed like less than nothing?

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