Books Launching in March 2022

Support small presses and indie bookstores by picking a read from the list below, which features new books forthcoming in March 2022 from CLMP members.


Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic by Anthony Romero, Daniel Tucker & Dan S. Wang

Soberscove Press | March 1, 2022

Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic is a collection of interviews, critical essays, and artist portfolios “that consider matters of life and death having to do with breath, both allegorical and literal.”




Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms by Tim McLoughlin

Akashic Books | March 1, 2022

In this collection of short fiction and nonfiction, McLoughlin “draws upon his three-decade career in the criminal justice system with his characteristic wit and his fascination with misfits and malfeasance.”




Tanto Tanto by Marina Carreira

CavanKerry Press | March 1, 2022

This poetry collection “highlights two queer daughters of immigrants and the struggles they face in a romantic relationship in the presence of oppressive, culturally sanctioned heteronormativity.”




Gentlemen Callers by Corinne Hoex

Translated from French by Caitlin O’Neil

Dalkey Archive | March 1, 2022

In this English-language debut, “every night when she goes to sleep, a woman dreams of erotic encounters with different men.”




Little Matsue and Other Tales by Larry Boyd

Spineless Wonders | March 1, 2022

Boyd’s short story collection “encompasses a magnificent thread of entangled journeys of acceptance and resignation, but also longing, and resolution.”




The Exquisite Egg: One Artist’s Embellished Creations by Isabel B. Anthony

Et Alia Press | March 1, 2022

The Exquisite Egg: One Artist’s Embellished Creations features the work of egg artist Isabel B. Anthony, styled and photographed by Arshia Khan.




Changeable Gods by Richard Wollman

Slate Roof Press | March 1, 2022

Wollman’s poetry collection “compels the reader through a sequence of beautifully imagistic love poems, in which the changing hues of early morning and the gods themselves emerge and recede.”




Before The Dark Comes  by Arturo Mantecón

Nomadic Press | March 1, 2022

In this poetry collection written under the pseudonym José Primitivo Charlevoix, “Arturo Mantecón, translator and bibliophile, chances upon a strange leather-bound book found in a vast private library.”




Nothing Resplendent Lives Here by Renuka Raghavan

Červená Barva Press | March 4, 2022

According to Jayne Martin, in this short story collection “Raghavan cuts to the heart of the human experience, revealing characters at their most vulnerable.”




Screaming in the Night: Sinister Supernatural Stories, Volume 1

Sinister Smile Press | March 7, 2022

The Sinister Supernatural Stories series “brings you delicious horror that focuses on elements of the supernatural,” including stories by Nick Roberts, Matthew R. Davis, Alexandr Bond, and more.




Crow Funeral by Kate Hanson Foster

EastOver Press | March 8, 2022

According to Kristin Hersh, “Foster’s world is a beautiful barn, a frightening mind, and a shimmering street. A timeless America.”




Cane | Fire by Shani Mootoo

Book*hug Press | March 15, 2022

In this poetry collection, “akin to a poetic memoir, past and present are in conversation with each other as the narrator moves from Ireland to San Fernando, and finally to Canada.”




The Support Verses: Earliest Sayings of the Buddha

Translated from Pali and Sanskrit by Christopher Carter Sanderson

Sagging Meniscus | March 15, 2022

In this translation of The Dhammapada, Sanderson “aims to artistically transmit the essence of Buddha’s sayings in a form useful for meditation.”




Dear Queer Self: An Experiment in Memoir by Jonathan Alexander

Acre Books | March 15, 2022

In this unconventional memoir, “Alexander, who grew up in the Deep South during the 1970s and ’80s, addresses wry and affecting missives to a conflicted younger self.”




Palm-Lined with Potience by Basie Allen

Ugly Duckling Presse | March 15, 2022

Allen’s debut poetry collection is “by turns political and lyrical, charting both physical and emotional landscapes, making maps of paintings and paintings of maps.”




Behind the Tree Backs by Iman Mohammed

Translated from Swedish by Jennifer Hayashida

Ugly Duckling Presse | March 15, 2022

This poetry collection “excavates war and displacement through a constellation of animate memories carved out of deep pleasure as well as brutality, the ancient and the institutional, the everyday and the geopolitical.”




I Have Seen the Bluest Blue by Natalee Cruz

Ugly Duckling Presse | March 15, 2022

In this debut poetry chapbook, Cruz “uses loose translations and manipulated language to tell the story of a step-mother’s deportation and a father’s heaviness without her.”




Dear Damage by Ashley Marie Farmer

Sarabande Books | March 15, 2022

According to Publishers Weekly, in this collection of hybrid essays Farmer “parses her complicated family history to create a heart-wrenching portrait of love, family, loss, and aging.”




Mortals by John Dermot Woods

Radix Media | March 16, 2022

Illustrated by artist Matt L., Mortals is “a deeply meditative graphic novel about aging and posterity.”




Masks: Stories from a Pandemic by Peter Cherches

Bamboo Dart Press | March 17, 2022

The 16 stories in this collection “capture the surreal experience of living through a global pandemic and all its attendant challenges—personal, political, and social.”




Bone & Marrow: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern

Wake Forest University Press | March 17, 2022

Edited by Samuel K. Fisher and Brian Ó Conchubhair, Bone & Marrow: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern “is the most inclusive and comprehensive anthology of Irish-language poetry to date.”




A Half-Life by David S. Cho

CavanKerry Press | March 21, 2022

The poems in this collection “use the literal metaphor of the highway as an intersecting ‘half-life’ point of America, Asia, and the globe to portray journeys from the Korean and Vietnam War eras to current times.”




The Sun of Always by Liliana Ancalao

Translated from Spanish by Seth Michelson

Eulalia Books | March 22, 2022

Published trilingually in Mapudunzun, Spanish, and English, this poetry collection is “a reckoning and interrogation of the narrative of the benevolent (Western/-minded) naturalist.”




This Could Take Some Time by Clara Muschietti

Translated from Spanish by Curtis Bauer

Eulalia Books | March 22, 2022

According to Robin Myers, “Muschietti’s poems have the immediacy of photographs, but also their disquiet: they present themselves candidly to the reader before revealing, bit by bit, their strangeness, their secluded disturbances, their expressive shadows, even their humor.”




The Adventurists by Richard Butner

Small Beer Press | March 22, 2022

According to Publishers Weekly, this debut short fiction collection “wends ghosts, virtual futures, and the intricacies of friendship into 16 breathtaking, intimate stories.”




Panpocalypse by Carley Moore

Feminist Press | March 22, 2022

In this novel set during the ongoing pandemic, “a queer disabled woman bikes through a locked-down NYC for the ex-girlfriend who broke her heart.”




Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time by Natalie Hodges

Bellevue Literary Press | March 22, 2022

Concert solo violinist Hodges “traces her own passage through difficult family dynamics, prejudice, and enormous personal expectations to come to terms with the meaning of a life reimagined.”




i take your voice by Marina Blitshteyn

Switchback Books | March 23, 2022

Winner of the 2021 Gatewood Prize, selected by Joy Priest, this book-length poem “reaches towards bridging languages and generations, mother and daughter, both of whom are given unfiltered voice.”




Myth of Pterygium by Diego Gerard Morrison

Autumn House Press | March 24, 2022

This debut novel is set in “a vaguely dystopian, yet also realistic, Mexico City—endless traffic jams, relentless clouds of pollution, economic hardships, and the ever-present threat of drug cartels.”




Palestine +100

Deep Vellum Publishing | March 29, 2022

Edited by Basma Ghalayini, this short fiction anthology “gathers 12 stories of speculation about the future of Palestinians, holding space for conversations about trauma, memory, and contemplation of change.”




The Murders of Moisés Ville: The Rise and Fall of the Jerusalem of South America by Javier Sinay

Translated from Spanish by Robert Croll

Restless Books | March 29, 2022

Sinay investigates a series of murders from the nineteenth century, “unearthing the complex history and legacy of Moisés Ville, the ‘Jerusalem of South America,’ and his personal connection to a defining period of Jewish history in Argentina.”




The Birthday of the Dead by Rachel Abramowitz

Conduit Books & Ephemera | March 31, 2022

In this poetry collection, Abramowitz “sings of our fallen world, its forgotten seedpods and smoldering fires, and the terrible, steaming coats of ancient wolves, unearthed from glacier-melt.”




Out of Order by Alexis Sears

Autumn House Press | March 31, 2022

In her debut poetry collection, Sears “navigates the challenges of growing out of girlhood and into womanhood with its potential dangers, interrogating the male gaze, beauty standards, and confidence and identity.”