Black Lawrence Press


Feast: Poems & Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner edited by Diane Goettel and Anneli Matheson
Poems and Recipes by: Lindsay Ahl * Susanne Paola Antonetta * James Arthur * Robert Avery * Julie Babcock * Michele Battiste * Ruth Bavetta * Amy Berkowitz * Emily K. Bright * Shirley Chen * Lilian Cohen * Barbara Crooker Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson * Jesse DeLong * Juditha Dowd * Renee Emerson * Matthew Gavin Frank * Stephen Gibson * Karen Greenbaum-Maya * Ed Happ * Elizabeth Hilts * Lynn Hoffman * Brent House * M.J. Iuppa * Arnold Johnston * Diane Kendig * Adele Kenny * Kathleen Kirk * Éireann Lorsung * Mira Martin-Parker * Laura McCullough * mariana mcdonald * Claire McQuerry * Mimi Moriarty * Eric Morris * Robby Nadler * Loretta Oleck * Daniel A. Olivas * Daniele Pantano * Kevin Pilkington * Anne Posten * Yelizaveta P. Renfro * Natasha Sajé * Tina Schumann * Amy Lee Scott * Vivian Shipley * Leah Shlachter * Martha Silano * Erin Elizabeth Smith * Sheila Squillante * Dolores Stewart Riccio * Marcela Sulak * Marjorie Thomsen * John J. Trause * Claire Van Winkle * Benjamin Vogt * Joe Wilkins * Laura Madeline Wiseman * Sarah Yasin * Tracy Youngblom

Where You Want to Be: New and Selected Poems by Kevin Pilkington
This is a poet unafraid of being understood, who will not hide behind decorativeness or the oblique. Read these poems aloud and you will hear an authentic and quintessentially American voice not only writing but also speaking to you.
— Thomas Lux

After Paradise by Robley Wilson
From the very first page, as a traveling carnival sets up in the small Maine town of Scoggin, you know you are in for something exceptional. Robley Wilson has a rare gift for capturing place and creating achingly real characters: David, on the cusp of adulthood, lit with desire and chafing against a cruel father; Kate, his clever, strong willed almost-girlfriend; and Sharita, an erotic dancer with a dark past, whose arrival sets in motion an explosive chain of events. Set at a time when the memory of WWII was fresh, the novel is both a vivid portrait of the past and a timeless look at relations between men and women.
—Dawn Raffel, author of The Secret Life of Objects

John the Revelator by TJ Beitelman
Believe me when I tell you I am writing this note on the Feast of the Epiphany witnessing this smorgasbord of eye-opening delectable dialects spread out in TJ Beitelman’s John the Revelator. The tongues with which Mr. Beitelman speaks are legion. Slick, studded, silky, budding with delight. This is a delicious mixed mash-up of texts, recovered from the electro-magnetic soup we can call the unconscious consciousness. Believe me! Who knew you were the operator standing by to receive this book’s urgent call?
—Michael Martone

The Liars’ Asylum by Jacob M. Appel
Jacob Appel’s acrobatic imagination is always a thrill to watch in action. These stories fly through the air and grip your heart. Appel’s naturalness as a storyteller makes The Liars’ Asylum a total pleasure, a collection in a league of its own. Each story—there are no duds here—engages and entertains. Each is beautifully measured and composed, populated by characters I worried for, crushed on, and hoped with.
—Kelly Luce, author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail