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Donna Vorreyer – Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story

Donna Vorreyer’s Every Love Story Is an Apocalypse Story doesn’t mince its truths. Beginning with a “Preamble,” this poetry volume immediately sets out to disprove the permanence of romantic love—“We all know this is a lie, know/that every paired or melded/thing returns to pieces.”—while maintaining a disquieting undercurrent of displaced hope. A charmingly relatable collection

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August 8, 2016

Paul Lisicky – The Narrow Door

Paul Lisicky’s second memoir The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship (Graywolf Press) follows two relationships coming to an end: the death of his friend, the novelist Denise Gess, and the dissolution of his marriage to a poet, identified as M. in the book. The memoir weaves these two losses together, exploring friendship, love, loss,

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May 2, 2016

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