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First of all, every publisher believes there’s is the best stuff out there this (or any) year. We’re no exception. Our first five, (one cleverly disguised as a ‘bon-bon’), all exceptional, stand alone. Good poetry in [very] pretty packaging with nods to our brilliant book designer, Norman Nehmetallah, and printer John De Jesus at Coach […]

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The year closes [part one]

  So, what rocked my world? The remarkable power of ‘naming.’ MOEZ SURANI‘s book-length poem ةيلمع Operación Opération Operation 行 动 Oперация (BookThug, 2016), lists the code names for UN miltary interventions from 1945 to present that could easily be mistaken for the titles of children’s picture books. At once absurdly funny and utterly grotesque, the […]