Books Launching in April 2024

Support independent literary publishers by picking a read from the list below, which features new books published in April 2024 from CLMP members.


Small Altars by Justin Gardiner

Tupelo Press | April 1, 2024

In these essays, Gardiner “delves into the world of comic books and superheroes as a means for coming to terms with the many struggles of his brother’s life, as well as his untimely death.”




The History of the Siege by Eric Pankey

Codhill Press | April 1, 2024

Pankey’s prose poems “hope to capture what it is like to live within history, and it looks like, as the old song says, we’re in for nasty weather.”





Every Wreckage by Ian C. Williams

Fernwood Press | April 1, 2024

In this debut poetry collection, Williams “buries, unearths, and reburies the questions of adolescence and its legacy.”




Firmament by Christopher Martin

Wandering Aengus Press | April 1, 2024

These poems “live in the parallel realms of the natural world that can be counted on for peace and beauty, and the faulty human world that often fails us, but which we cannot live without.”




Love Poems on Bar Napkins by Donald Illich

Red Ogre Review | April 1, 2024

Illich’s chapbook is “a collection of modern sonnets about the indie music scene.”





Scaffold & Mirage by Heikki Huotari

Red Ogre Review | April 1, 2024

Huotari’s chapbook is “a collection of imagistic and philosophical prose poems.”





Slow Render by Jess Yuan

Airlie Press | April 1, 2024

Told in three parts, this poetry collection “unveils as it journeys, slowly rendering into landscapes of childhood warped by memory.”




Sporting Moustaches by Aug Stone

Sagging Meniscus | April 1, 2024

This collection features “thirteen tall tales about the role facial hair has played in athletics and competition over the years.”




The Goose Liver Anthology by Ken Anderson

Red Ogre Review  | April 1, 2024

Anderson’s chapbook is “a reimagining of Mother Goose rhymes in the style of the Spoon River Anthology.”




a little bump in the earth by Tyree Daye

Copper Canyon Press | April 2, 2024

In this poetry collection, Daye “creates a black town on a hill—its land, its losses, its living and ancestral dead.”




Blue Atlas by Susan Rich

Red Hen Press | April 2, 2024

This poetry collection explores the “raw, often far from idyllic experience of a global love affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy.”




Going Out to Gather by Carolyn Adams

Fernwood Press | April 2, 2024

In this poetry collection, Adams explores “the secret places of the natural world, carrying with you the fears, wonder, and curiosity of what it means to be human.”




I Disappeared Them by Preston L. Allen

Akashic Books | April 2, 2024

This novel is “a brutal, boy meets girl love story that delves into the Periwinkle Killer’s childhood to confront the age-old question, is a serial killer designed or destined?”




Joy is the Justice We Give Ourselves by J. Drew Lanham

Hub City Press | April 2, 2024

In this poetry collection, Lanham “mines the deep connection to ancestors through the living world and tunes his unique voice toward embracing the radical act of joy.”





Like Love: Essays and Conversations by Maggie Nelson

Graywolf Press | April 2, 2024

Like Love is “a momentous, raucous collection of essays drawn from twenty years of Maggie Nelson’s brilliant work.”




Meeselphe by Claude Ponti

Translated from the French by Alyson Waters and Margot Kerlidou

Archipelago Books | April 2, 2024

In this illustrated children’s book, “confident, bristly-haired Meeselphe tumbles headfirst into a whimsical world of riddles, monsters, and magical landscapes.”




Mirror Nation by Don Mee Choi

Wave Books | April 2, 2024

The third book in Choi’s KOR-US trilogy “is a sorrowful reflection on the ways in which a place can hold a ‘magnetic field of memory,’ proving that history doesn’t merely repeat itself; history is ever present, chiming the hours in a chorus against empire.”




Nein, Nein, Nein! One Man’s Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust by Jerry Stahl

Akashic Books | April 2, 2024

In this memoir, “a guided group tour to concentration camps in Poland and Germany allows Stahl to confront personal and historical demons with both deep despair and savage humor.”




Seraphim by Angelique Zobitz

CavanKerry Press | April 2, 2024

The poems in Zobitz’s debut collection “reveal how Black womxn and girls carve out, create, and pass along that lightness in their daily lives.”




Short War by Lily Meyer

Deep Vellum | April 2, 2024

Told in three distinct voices, this novel “brings together a rapturous teenage love story set in Chile, the hunt for the author of an eye-opening literary detective story, and a complex reckoning with American political intervention in South America.”




The Art of Running: Learning to Run Like a Greek by Andrea Marcolongo

Translated from the Italian by Will Schutt

Europa Editions | April 2, 2024

Marcolongo’s book is “the inspiring story of how one of Europe’s most original and compelling classicists learned to run—and live—like a Greek.”




The Black Antifascist Tradition: Fighting Back From Anti-Lynching to Abolition by Jeanelle K. Hope and Bill V. Mullen

Haymarket Books | April 2, 2024

This essay collection is “the story of the fight against fascism across the African diaspora, revealing that Black antifascism has always been vital to global freedom struggles.”




The Blue Mimes by Sara Daniele Rivera

Graywolf Press | April 2, 2024

Rivera’s debut is “a collection of sprawling elegy in the face of catastrophic grief, both personal and public.”




The Book Censor’s Library by Bothayna Al-Essa

Translated from the Arabic by Sawad Hussain and Ranya Abdelrahman

Restless Books | April 2, 2024

Al-Essa’s novel is “a perilous and fantastical satire of banned books, secret archives, and the looming eye of an all-powerful government.”




The Brush by Eliana Hernández-Pachón

Translated from the Spanish by Robin Myers

Archipelago Books | April 2, 2024

This poetry collection is “an incantatory, fearless exploration of collective trauma—and its horrific relevance in today’s Colombia, where mass killings continue.”




The Sentence by Matthew Baker

Dzanc Books | April 2, 2024

This graphic novel told in the form of a sentence diagram is “set in a parallel-universe United States in which the government has recently been overthrown by a military coup.”




These Hollowed Bones by Amelia Díaz Ettinger

Sea Crow Press | April 2, 2024

This poetry collection “ties together the themes of loss, marriage, and ecology, topics that are at once personal and universal.”




Traces of Enayat by Iman Mersal

Translated from the Arabic by Robin Moger

Transit Books | April 2, 2024

Traces of Enayat is “a brilliant work of creative nonfiction retracing the mysterious life and erasure of Egyptian literature’s tragic heroine.”




Twilight Prisoners: The Rise of the Hindu Right and the Fall of India by Siddhartha Deb

Haymarket Books | April 2, 2024

Twilight Prisoners is “an incisive, lyrical, and deeply reported account of India’s descent into authoritarianism.”




The Lantern and the Night Moths: Five Modern and Contemporary Chinese Poets in Translation by Yilin Wang

Translated from the Chinese by Yilin Wang

Invisible Publishing | April 2, 2024

In this collection Wang’s translations are featured alongside the original Chinese texts by Qiu Jin, Fei Ming, Dai Wangshu, Zhang Qiaohui, and Xiao Xi, and accompanied by Wang’s personal essays “reflecting on the art, craft, and labour of poetry translation.”




You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

Milkweed Editions | April 2, 2024

Published in association with the Library of Congress and edited by US Poet Laureate Ada Limón, this is “a singular collection of poems reflecting on our relationship to the natural world by 50 of our most celebrated contemporary writers.”




Facing the Mountain: Poems on Dying and Death, Caregiving and Hope by Linda C. Welsh

Warbler Press | April 3, 2024

Facing the Mountain: Poems on Dying and Death, Caregiving and Hope “offers comfort for those in bereavement and explores the interwoven themes of dying, death, caregiving, and hope in human nature and Nature itself.”




The Hands by Jakob Konger

The Fabulist | April 4, 2024

In this chapbook, “Shannon finds herself inexorably drawn into a strange, disorientingly absurd underworld of power, coercion, and submission.”





Unmade Hearts: My Sor Juana by July Westhale

Small Harbor Publishing | April 4, 2024

In this poetry collection, “Westhale’s translations and marginal notes on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s sonnets conjure a brilliant dialogue across desires, languages, and centuries.”




As the Sky Begins to Change by Kim Stafford

Red Hen Press | April 9, 2024

As the Sky Begins to Change is “a book of poems to wake the world, lyric anthems for earth and kin.”




Best Literary Translations 2024

Deep Vellum | April 9, 2024

Edited by Jane Hirshfield, this new annual anthology “celebrates world literatures in English translation and honors the translators who create and literary journals that publish this work.”




City Girls by Loretta Lopez

Seven Stories Press | April 9, 2024

This debut middle-grade novel is “about finding sanctuary with friends who understand the enormous changes life can throw at you when you’re 11.”




Every Minute Is First: Selected Late Poems by Marie-Claire Bancquart

Translated from the French by Jody Gladding

Milkweed Editions | April 9, 2024

Every Minute Is First: Selected Late Poems is “lean, lucid yet philosophical poetry, reflecting visceral life and experiential thought, walking in the dark with a light.”




Fugitive/Refuge by Philip Metres

Copper Canyon Press | April 9, 2024

In this book-length qasida, Metres “follows the journey of his refugee ancestors—from Lebanon to Mexico to the United States—in a vivid exploration of what it means to long for home.”




Horse Show by Jess Bowers

Santa Fe Writers Project | April 9, 2024

The thirteen stories in this collection “explore how humans have used, abused, and spectacularized their equine companions throughout American history.”




How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement Against Imprisonment by Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché

Haymarket Books | April 9, 2024

How to Abolish Prisons is “an incisive guide to abolitionist strategy, and a love letter to the movement that made this moment possible.”




I’ll Give You a Reason by Annell López

Feminist Press | April 9, 2024

The stories in I’ll Give You a Reason “explore race, identity, connection, and belonging in the Ironbound, an immigrant neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey.”





Light Me Down: The New & Collected Poems of Jean Valentine

Alice James Books | April 9, 2024

This collection, edited by Anne Marie Macari, includes poems from Valentine’s twelve full-length poetry collections and a new, unpublished manuscript.




Listen to the Golden Boomerang Return by CAConrad

Wave Books | April 9, 2024

In this collection, CAConrad “writes from an ecopoetics that is generous and galvanizing, reminding us of how our present attentions collectively shape a future humanity.”




Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on How to Change the World

Seven Stories Press | April 9, 2024

This book includes “classic revolutionary writings by four famous rebels, including The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg; and Che Guevara’s Socialism and Man in Cuba.”




Off-White by Astrid Roemer

Translated from the Dutch by David McKay and Lucy Scott

Two Lines Press | April 9, 2024

Set in Suriname in 1966, this novel is “a moving portrait of a woman finding peace in the legacy that is her daughters and granddaughters.”




Season Unleashed by Anna Odessa Linzer

Empty Bowl Press | April 9, 2024

According to Brian Lynch, “Season Unleashed is full of deeply resonating truth and beauty about the natural world around us and the gifts of memory that tie it and those we love to us.”




The Good Deed by Helen Benedict

Red Hen Press | April 9, 2024

“Set in 2018 against the ironic backdrop of an overcrowded, fetid refugee camp on the beautiful, Homeric island of Samos in Greece,” The Good Deed follows the stories of five women.




Unite and Win: The Workplace Organizer’s Handbook

Haymarket Books | April 9, 2024

This guide from the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee, “based on the collective experience of organizers and workers in non-unionized workplaces, is a critical tool to help you and your coworkers organize for justice at work.”




Wind to Space: Poems & Sketches by Rowan Kilduff

Read Furiously | April 9, 2024

The eighth title in the One ‘n Done series, a mix of abstract poetry and sketches, “plays with form by creating an ecological journal filled with connections we make within our environment.”




Working on Me by Nikki Patin

Vine Leaves Press | April 9, 2024

This memoir “chronicles the dysfunction and lore of a Black Russian Jewish interracial family on the far south side of Chicago, and the resulting trajectory of its prodigal child.”




melancholy arcadia by john compton

Small Harbor Publishing | April 11, 2024

According to Jessica Q. Stark, this chapbook is “a holding room for the micro-moments that characterize the deep shit of living.”




Sleepaway by Kevin Prufer

Acre Books | April 15, 2024

“Alternating between the perspectives of a kleptomaniac waitress named Cora and her nine-year-old friend Glass,” this novel “depicts a small-town America turned alarming.”




Before. During. After. by Philip Charter

Pelekinesis | April 15, 2024

In this novella-in-flash, “characters in a small town navigate events that will change their lives forever.”




Lost in Living by Halyna Kruk

Translated from the Ukrainian by Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky

Lost Horse Press | April 15, 2024

Lost in Living “presents Halyna Kruk’s unpublished work from the immediate ‘pre-invasion’ years when life in Ukraine was marked by turmoil but full-scale war was not yet normalized.”




Mother Octopus by Sarah Giragosian

Middle Creek Publishing & Audio | April 15, 2024

The poems in this collection “raise questions about the nature of human and animal appetites and the increasing levels of consumption that threaten the environment, while also exploring queer forms of intimacy and resilience in the Anthropocene.”




Teeth: An Oral History by John Patrick Higgins

Sagging Meniscus Press | April 15, 2024

In this book, Higgins “recounts his journey from a mouthful of moist gravel to a pristine, pacific smile, with the Pole-star wattage of a Hollywood A-lister.”




The Song of Everything: A Poet’s Exploration of South Carolina’s State Parks by Glenis Redmond

Good Printed Things | April 15, 2024

In Redmond’s poetry collection, “after being diagnosed with cancer and amid COVID, she visits South Carolina’s State Parks with her grandson, Julian, as a life-affirming act for both of them.”




A Roll of the Dice by Stéphane Mallarmé

Translated from the French by Jeff Clark and Robert Bononno

Wave Books | April 16, 2024

Clark’s presentation of “one of Mallarmé’s most well-known and visually complex poems” is “typographically radical, mirroring the dark mystery of Mallarmé’s poem.”




Abolition and Social Work: Possibilities, Paradoxes, and the Practice of Community Care

Haymarket Books | April 16, 2024

Edited by Mimi E. Kim, Cameron Rasmussen, and Durrell M. Washington, this critical anthology explores “the debates, conundrums, and promising practices around abolition and social work in academia and within impacted communities.”




Absolute Away by Lance Olsen

Dzanc Books | April 16, 2024

Absolute Away is “a novel about travel in its largest sense–about the self, the past, the future, aging, ideas, relationships, our own mortal being(s) as transitive verbs, and how what and who we are connects to everything else.”




Ashes, Ashes by Fredrick Soukup

Vine Leaves Press | April 16, 2024

In this novel, Soukup is “laying bare the struggles foster children experience in their pursuit of identity, belonging, and love.”




Bitter Water Opera by Nicolette Polek

Graywolf Press | April 16, 2024

In this novel, Polek “describes an individual awakening to faith while exploring our deepest existential questions. How do we look beyond ourselves? Where do words go? What is art for?”




Deer Black Out by Ulrich Jesse K. Baer

Red Hen Press | April 16, 2024

Deer Black Out is “a(n obsessional re) mediation of violence and trauma through the trans/coalescence of identities surfacing and resurfacing within a manuscript of serialized poetry.”




DESOLATION by frankie baby

Long Day Press | April 16, 2024

This book is “a look into the soul of someone who has never felt at home in their body.”





In Between My Bodies by Emily Capers

Long Day Press | April 16, 2024

With screenplays, short answer questions, blog posts, and more, this book “interactively invites readers to examine the depth that just a few careless words, a symbol, or an expectation can hold.”




Just Like Click by Sandy Grubb

Regal House Publishing | April 16, 2024

In this children’s book, “Nick steps off his comic book pages and ventures into the night as Click, an undercover superhero.”




Norma by Sarah Mintz

Invisible Publishing | April 16, 2024

This novel is “a tart, unhinged flail into widowhood, the parasocial, and some of the more careworn corners of the internet.”




My Vietnam, Your Vietnam by Christina Vo and Nghia M. Vo

Three Rooms Press | April 16, 2024

In this dual memoir, Vo and her father “delve into themes of their identity, heritage, and the tragic multi-generational ordeals of war, with intertwined stories that present a multifaceted portrayal of Vietnam and its profound influence on shaping both familial bonds and individual identities across time.”




No Gods Live Here by Conceição Lima 

Translated from the Portuguese by Shook

Deep Vellum | April 16, 2024

This career-spanning poetry collection “memorializes the cruelties and triumphs of the country’s past alongside the poet’s own childhood poems set against the tiny island nation’s distinctive flora and geography.”




Reader, I by Corey Van Landingham

Sarabande Books | April 16, 2024

This poetry collection “both courts and eschews nuptial myths, as its speaker—tender and callous, skeptical and hopeful, daughter and lover—finds a role for herself in marriage, in history, in something beyond the self.”




Technocapitalism: The Rise of the New Robber Barons and the Fight for the Common Good by Loretta Napoleoni

Seven Stories Press | April 16, 2024

Napoleoni examines “how the Space Barons and Techtitans—heads of companies like Uber, Amazon, Tesla—have hijacked technology, preventing it from being used on behalf of the common good and profiting from the politics of fear and consumerism.”




Tenderloin by Joy Sorman

Translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud

Restless Books | April 16, 2024

Sorman’s “macabre ballet whirls from industrial slaughterhouses to the boutique butcher shops of Paris.”




The Late Rebellion by Mark Powell

Regal House Publishing | April 16, 2024

In this novel, characters “challenge traditional notions of what it means to be southern, and what it means to be accepted, particularly when the old ways begin to crumble.”




The Silk Dragon II: Translations of Chinese Poetry by Arthur Sze

Translated from the Chinese by Arthur Sze

Copper Canyon Press | April 16, 2024

In The Silk Dragon II, Sze “presents a sophisticated vision of the vitality, diversity, and power of the Chinese poetic tradition.”




The Uncovering by Jennifer Camp

Fernwood Press | April 16, 2024 

This poetry collection “voices the internal—and perfectly human—struggle, the hidden terrors of low self-worth, and the devastating beauty of honesty.”




Wayfaring by Liza Hyatt

Fernwood Press | April 16, 2024

These poems “celebrate every-day, simple tasks as spiritual practices through which the seeker engages with a world brimming with sacred encounter.”




What Kingdom by Fine Gråbøl

Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken

Archipelago Books | April 16, 2024

Gråbøl’s debut novel “offers a critique of institutionalization and an urgent recalibrating of the language and conceptions of care.”




Witness: An Insider’s Narrative of the Carceral State by Lyle C. May

Haymarket Books | April 16, 2024

These essays “explore capital punishment, life imprisonment, prison education, prison journalism, as well as what activism from inside looks like on the road toward abolishing the carceral state.”




World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Milkweed Editions | April 16, 2024

Nezhukumatathil’s celebrated work of nonfiction now includes additional essays and illustrations.




A Field of Nopes by James Ducat

Bamboo Dart Press | April 18, 2024

This book of blackout poems is “a mostly lighthearted, occasionally philosophical journey through selected application and rejection materials from the many teaching jobs the author applied for and did not get between 2011 and 2014.”




The Mother Who Couldn’t Describe a Thing if She Could by Shareen K. Murayama

Small Harbor Publishing | April 18, 2024

This chapbook is “obsessed with lineages: what mothers bequeath and what daughters are bequeathed.”




Sweet, Wild and Vicious: Listening to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground by Jim Higgins

Trouser Press Books | April 19, 2024

Higgins delves into each of Lou Reed’s albums “with descriptions, details, analysis and appraisals that will amplify and expand fans’ understanding and appreciation of them.”




After Dinner Conversation: Nature of Reality Edition

After Dinner Conversation | April 21, 2024

This anthology features stories “about the philosophy and ethics exploring the nature of reality and perceptions.”




Mother of Other Kingdoms by Kai Coggin

Small Harbor Publishing | April 22, 2024

Mother of Other Kingdoms is “a marvel, an intricate tapestry that captures the essence of motherhood in its diverse forms, offering solace, reflection, and a profound connection to the world.”




634 Maneras de matar a Fidel: Planes de la CIA y la Mafia para asesinar a Fidel Castro by Fabián Escalante Font

Seven Stories Press | April 23, 2024

In this Spanish-language book, the founder of the Cuban intelligence services “provides a sprawling account of the various creative, often cartoonish, yet obviously disturbing attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro.”




Black Bell by Alison C. Rollins

Copper Canyon Press | April 23, 2024

“Sweeping from the eighteenth century to futurist fabulations,” this poetry collection “harmonizes poetry with performance art practices in an investigation of fugitivity.”




Daniel and Ismail by Juan Pablo Iglesias Yacher

Translated by Ilan Stavans, Eliezer Nowodworski, Frieda Press-Danieli, and Randa Sayegh

Restless Books | April 23, 2024

This trilingual book—presented in English, Hebrew, and Arabic—is “about a Jewish boy and a Palestinian boy who bond on the soccer field.”




Divided Island by Daniela Tarazona

Translated from the Spanish by Lizzie Davis and Kevin Gerry Dunn

Deep Vellum | April 23, 2024

This nonlinear narrative is “a fractal exploration of a woman’s grief as she moves through disjointed segments of time.”




Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ourednik

Translated from the Czech by Gerald Turner

Dalkey Archive Press | April 23, 2024

Ourednik’s novel “explores the horror and absurdity of the twentieth century in an explosive deconstruction of historical memory.”




Ghost Years by Barry Gifford

Seven Stories Press | April 23, 2024

Most of the stories in this collection take place “in the 1950s, examining the lives of women in that period—the suppression, the lack of opportunities, the dependency on men.”




Green for Luck by Margaret Yapp

EastOver Press | April 23, 2024

In this poetry collection, Yapp “attends to mundanity as a string that holds us close to the earth, building quotidian divinities, landing jokes just to make sure we’re listening.”





Ishmael on the Farm by David Kann

Fernwood Press | April 23, 2024

This book “tells of a journey from terror to mastery by way of farming, and how farming’s nature-shaped vocabulary of duties and rituals may heal the deepest wounds.”




Marshland by Otohiko Kaga

Translated from the Japanese by Albert Novick

Dalkey Archive Press | April 23, 2024

Marshland is “an epic novel on a Tolstoyan scale, running from the pre-World War II period to the turbulence of 1960s Japan.”




Play by Jess Taylor

Book*hug Press | April 23, 2024

Play is “a haunting, riveting novel that reminds us of both the beauty and danger of imagination.”




The Bearable Slant of Light by Lynnell Edwards

Red Hen Press | April 23, 2024

This poetry collection “documents a web of clinical assessments, medications, the terrible beauties of delusion, and the fragile gifts of darkness.”




The Cloud Path by Melissa Kwasny

Milkweed Editions | April 23, 2024

Kwasny’s poetry collection is “an imaginative reworking of the elegy that focuses on the difficult work of being with the dying.”




The Collagist by Karen Holmberg

Regal House Publishing | April 23, 2024

In this debut YA novel, “Romilly must convince her father to dismantle the wall to his greatest secret, and that of the Being that exists in the world beyond.”




The Instruction (Bar Mitzvah Edition) by Adam Levin

McSweeney’s | April 23, 2024

This novel is “the story of Gurion Maccabee, age ten: a lover, a fighter, a scholar, and a truly spectacular talker.”




The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs, Vol. IV: Red Union, Red Paper, Red Train, 1905-1910

Haymarket Books | April 23, 2024

Edited by Tim Davenport and David Walters, this book “gathers for the first time approximately 180 articles, speeches, letters, and interviews from the prime years of American socialist and labor leader Eugene V. Debs.”




Under a Neon Sun by Kate Gale

Three Rooms Press | April 23, 2024

This novel’s protagonist “lives out of her car, cleaning houses of the well-to-do in the LA area to meet her shoestring budget. Then Covid hits, and everything changes.”




Zoo, or Letters Not about Love by Viktor Shklovsky

Translated from the Russian by Richard Sheldon

Dalkey Archive Press | April 23, 2024

Although the letters in this epistolary novel “cover everything from observations about contemporary German and Russian life to theories of art and literature, nonetheless every one of them is indirectly dedicated to the one topic they are all required to avoid: their author’s own unrequited love.”




Dear Edna Sloane by Amy Shearn

Red Hen Press | April 30, 2024

Dear Edna Sloane is “a funny, fast-paced epistolary novel about fame, writers, ambition, and the ups and downs of a creative life.”




Dr. Josef’s Little Beauty by Zyta Rudzka

Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Seven Stories Press | April 30, 2024

This novel is “a Holocaust story as fascinating and compelling as it is terrifying and puzzling—a book about aging and war crimes, pain and pride.”




Hello We Were Talking About Hudson by Steve Lafreniere

Soberscove Press | April 30, 2024

This book “commemorating the unconventional gallerist” features interviews with collaborators and friends such as Dennis Cooper, Charles Ray, Kay Rosen, Tony Tasset ,and David Sedaris.




Litany of Saints: A Triptych by Diana Rojas

Arte Público Press | April 30, 2024

In this debut collection, “Rojas’ characters grapple with their self-perception as they consider what they’re supposed to be and who they want to be.”




Return of the Chinese Femme by Dorothy Chan

Deep Vellum | April 30, 2024

Chan’s fifth collection is “an unabashed exploration of queerness, excess, identity, and tenderness.”




Sons, Daughters by Ivana Bodrožić

Translated from the Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursać

Seven Stories Press | April 30, 2024

Bodrožić’s novel “tells a story of being locked in: socially, domestically and intimately, told through three different perspectives, all deeply marked and wounded by the patriarchy in their own way.”




The Sister Knot by Ann S. Epstein

Vine Leaves Press | April 30, 2024

Epstein’s novel follows “how two orphaned young Berlin women become each other’s family during and after the Holocaust.”




We Live Here: Detroit Eviction Defense and the Battle for Housing Justice by Jeffrey Wilson and Bambi Kramer

Seven Stories Press | April 30, 2024

This graphic novel features “uplifting stories of combatting—and beating—calls for their eviction in Detroit, showing how everyday people are fighting to stay in their homes, organizing with their communities, and winning.”




What Comes Back by Javier Peñalosa M.

Translated from the Spanish by Robin Myers

Copper Canyon Press | April 30, 2024

This bilingual poetry collection is “a procession, a journey, a search for a body of water that has disappeared or gone elsewhere.”