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Kirk Mangus

and | Filed under: Art, Books, Recent Releases
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Kirk Mangus was an internationally recognized artist, who led the Ceramics Department at Kent State University for almost 30 years. Influencing multiple generations of students, he was a central figure in the revival of wood-firing in America. This catalog accompanies the retrospective Kirk Mangus: Things…

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Little Nest

| Filed under: Recent Releases, Wick Chapbook
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“In Little Nest Diana Lueptow shows a unique skill for bridging the everyday and the mythic. In lines and sentences that blend formal elegance with earthy, idiomatic force, Lueptow weaves surprising and moving connections between ourselves and our histories, just as she reconciles our vulnerability…

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Local Fauna

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“Local Fauna opens with a meta-poem about Jack Spicer, and I couldn’t help but think of his ‘dictated’ poetry, poetry as vessel, poetry getting down what needs to be said. Brian Brodeur’s poems have this urgency—life, death, cruelty, politics, war, capitalism, and love. Hard truths…

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From Guernica to Human Rights

| Filed under: History, Recent Releases
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The best essays by one of the leading experts on the Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil War, a military rebellion supported by Hitler and Mussolini, attracted the greatest writers of the age. Among them were Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, André Malraux, Arthur Koestler, Langston Hughes,…

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African Canadians in Union Blue

| Filed under: American Abolitionism and Antislavery, Civil War Era, Military History, Recent Releases
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When Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, he also authorized the U.S. Army to recruit black soldiers for the war effort. Nearly 200,000 men answered the call, and several thousand of them came from Canada. What compelled these men to leave the relative…

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The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 4, 1981-1983

| Filed under: Art, Black Squirrel Books™, Humor, Recent Releases
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By the 1980s Batiuk’s talent for character- and story-driven work comes into its own. Harry L. Dinkle, the World’s Greatest Band Director and Funky’s first breakout character, is still marching along happily. He makes the first of two visits to the Tournament of Roses Parade,…

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What’s Left Out

| Filed under: Fiction, Literature & Medicine, Medicine, Recent Releases
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Conventional medical narratives often fail to capture the incoherent, surreal, and logic-twisting reality of the contemporary healthcare experience, where mystery, absurdity, and even cruelty are disguised as logic, reason, and compassion. In this new collection of stories by physician and writer Jay Baruch, characters struggle…

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