'Slow Lightning' by Eduardo C. Corral

So much has already been said about Eduardo C. Corral being the first Latino poet to be honored by the Yale Series of Younger Poets, and his book Slow Lightning has received enthusiastic responses from critics and readers alike. (A 4.3-stars “Goodreads” rating based on 111 rates and 24 reader reviews is as impressive as… read more

'Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life' by Vivian Gornick

In Emma Goldman’s day, as in ours, many on the Left saw issues of sexuality, happiness, and what we might generally call the “personal” as peripheral to the class struggle. Yet Goldman herself demurred. She elucidated an anarchism that was a personal as well as a political platform, and, as the subtitle to Vivian Gornick’s book suggests, she lived it out in practice…. read more

23 Highly Anticipated* Books of 2011

AWP 2011 was abuzz with old friends and new friends alike. In between the lectures, panels, readings, and receptions we compiled this list of new and forthcoming books that authors, publishers, editors and readers are already buzzing about. What books are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments section below…. read more