Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Books!

We're always happy to share good news, so we wanted to let you know about some new books from 9L contributors.

Perfect Hurt by Bradford Gray Telford (Vol. 5, No. 1).

“...Perfect Hurt, an elegant debut that somehow manages to be both restrained and luscious at once. How can such carefully patterned, structured poems engender this roiling intensity, convey such a sense of careening interiority?...Here is a new voice that arrives as something already achieved: a presence, a consciousness: a made, unmistakable self.” - Mark Doty

Flying by Eric Kraft (Vol. 1, No. 1).

Laura Miller reviewed the book for The New York Times. Time's review says, ...Flying is a reminder of how entertaining a novel can be when it slips the surly bonds of realism."

The Book of Props by Wayne Miller (Vol. 4, No. 1).

Publishers Weekly's review states: "Transformations—from the everyday to the wondrous and/ or haunting—are everywhere in Miller’s elegant second book. The poems are at once dreamlike and fervent in their will to cleave to the material world."

Live Nude Girl by Kathleen Rooney (Vol. 4, No. 2).

"While revealing what a nude model does, how she does it and why, what she feels and thinks while doing it, Rooney explores what her profession means to her personally and what it means and has meant to others. The writing is enticing, engaging, inviting, and the anecdotes it tells are irresistible." - Peter Stitt, editor of The Gettysburg Review

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