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KFB Bestsellers / This Week at KFB

CA CONRAD While Standing in Line for Death (Wave, 2017)

SAM SAX Madness (Penguin, 2017)

DANEZ SMITH Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf, 2017)

KAVEH AKBAR Calling a Wolf a Wolf Alice James, 2017)

JERAMY DODDS Drakkar Noir (Coach House, 2017)

SINA QUEYRAS My Ariel (Coach House, 2017)

KATHRYN MOCKLER Some Theories, (ST Press, 2017)

ELIANNA LEV Sex Made Me (kfb, 2017)

CEDAR SIGO [ed.]  JOANNE KYGER There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera (Wave, 2017)

ANNA MACLACHLAN Music of Sleep (Erin Robinsong, 2017)

Week ending 30 September 2017 (monthly list)
HOT: JAY RITCHIE Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie (Coach House) CANISIA LUBRIN Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn)  DAVID BRADFORD Call Out (kfb) DIVYA VICTOR Kith (BookThug) SUE LANDERS Franklinstein (Roof Books) NATALIE WEE Our Bodies and Other Fine Machines (Words Dance)
KFB PICKS: SHANNON BRAMER Precious Energy (BookThug) DALE SMITH Sons (kfb)  SENNAH YEE How Do I Look? (Metatron) PHIL HALL ERIN MOURE The Interrupted (Beautiful Outlaw Press) AIDAN CHAFE Right Hand Hymns (Frog Hollow Press)
ALSO: Check out our new Rarities and Signed Section



Canisia Lubrin’s Voodoo Hypothesis is an interior in motion: a gorgeous, searching intelligence. It is a womb/tomb of luminous inquiry. A semi-permeable ship where your mind is in concert with Lubrin’s forward propagating lineation, a participatory dreamscape that leads you back to your own culpability. This is a work that reads you, too.” – Liz Howard, author of Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent and winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize
Voodoo Hypothesis is a subversion of the imperial construct of “blackness” and a rejection of the contemporary and historical systems that paint black people as inferior, through constant parallel representations of “evil” and “savagery.” Pulling from pop culture, science, pseudo-science and contemporary news stories about race, Lubrin asks: What happens if the systems of belief that give science, religion and culture their importance were actually applied to the contemporary “black experience”? With its irreverence toward colonialism, and the related obsession with post-colonialism and anti-colonialism, and her wide-ranging lines, deftly touched with an intermingling of Caribbean Creole, English patois and baroque language, Lubrin has created a book that holds up a torch to the narratives of the ruling class, and shows us the restorative possibilities that exist in language itself. (Wolsak & Wynn).
“To hear Lubrin read is an exercise in precision and grace. Razor sharp, with balm.” Kirby,  knife | fork | book

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH  SLO-PO with DAVID BRADFORD reads Voodoo Hypothesis aloud. 7:30- 9PM.


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