"It's no surprise Susan Hahn peppers her first novel with poems. The former TriQuarterly editor has authored nine books of poetry and contributed to numerous poetry journals. What’s striking is the intricacy of her prose, chronicling the deep-seated rivalries and sorrows of a family of Jewish Hungarian immigrants who’ve settled in Chicago. The six granddaughters—Celine, Celie, Cecilia, Cecily, Celeste (who died in infancy) and Ceci (who passed away at age 32)—are wildly different but 'cut from the same cloth.' A murder, mentioned in the first sentence of the book and built up to over subsequent chapters, threatens to unravel their lives." - Laura Pearson
The color, noise, and often cryptic images of classic video games launch BJ Best's prose poems in But Our Princess Is in Another Castle. And while Mario, Pac-Man, and pioneer families forsaken on the Oregon Trail populate these pixelated landscapes, this book translates the games and plays them in the real world, so an Asteroid becomes just one more star shot with lost love, Space Incaders might have communist sympathies, and God is just as bad at Tetris as you are. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, the book's levels explore how our past virtual lives can inform our present, actual ones.
A series of essays that progress from the tiniest Earth dwellers to far-flung celestial bodies--considering everything from the similarity of gods to donkeys, to the connection of exploding stars and exploding sea cucumbers--to rekindle our communion with the wild world. Concerned at once with realms animal and human, phenomenal and cosmic, the contents expand and confound the reader's senses in delightful ways. Amy Leach's Things That Are never fails to inspire wonder and is a Book Cellar favorite.
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