Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry

10 best books like Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (Camille T. Dungy): Planetfall, Brute: Poems, Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver, If They Come for Us, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition), Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life, Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51, Children's Literature, Briefly, Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire, Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy

AuthorEmma Newman
From the award-nominated author Emma Newman, comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoing…

Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place...
Brute: Poems
AuthorEmily Skaja
Selected by Joy Harjo as the winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets

Emily Skaja’s debut collection is a fiery, hypnotic book that confronts the dark questions and menacing silences around gender, sexuality, and violence. Brute arises, brave and furious, from...
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
AuthorMary Oliver
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.
Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted...
If They Come for Us
AuthorFatimah Asghar
Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series "Brown Girls" captures the experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing.

In this powerful and imaginative debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar nakedly captures...
AuthorMel Gordon
“Voluptuous Panic is simultaneously appalling and thrilling, repellent and seductive, grotesque and gorgeous—not a typical coffee table book. It would go better with absinthe drunk from a human skull.”—Gary Meyer, Clean Sheets

When Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar...
AuthorSabina Flanagan
Until recently, Hildegard of Bingen has been known only to a handful of scholars. Now available in a paperback edition, Sabina Flanagan's book makes her remarkable life accessible to the general reader. Drawing on contemporary sources, the text unfolds Hildegard's life from the time of her entrance...
AuthorPhil Patton
There is a place in the Nevada desert the size of Belgium that doesn't officially exist. It is the airbase where test flights of our top-secret experimental military aircraft are conducted and --not coincidentally--where the conspiracy theorists insist the Pentagon is hiding UFOs and aliens. This...
Children's Literature, Briefly
AuthorMichael O. Tunnell
Are you looking for a brief introduction to children’s literature genres that leaves time to read actual works of children’s literature? This new, significantly revised and streamlined edition of Children’s Literature, Briefly introduces the reader to the essential foundations of each...
Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire
AuthorC.B. Daring
"A much-needed collection that thinks through power, desire, and human liberation. These pieces are sure to raise the level of debate about sexuality, gender, and the ways that they tie in with struggles against our ruling institutions." - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, "Outlaw Woman"

Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy
AuthorAnthony Harkins
With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, a Ron Howard movie in the works, and the rise of its author as a media personality, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has defined Appalachia for much of the nation. What about Hillbilly Elegy accounts for this explosion...
The Visitors
AuthorCatherine Burns
Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar.

Herculine Barbin: Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-century French Hermaphrodite
AuthorHerculine Barbin
With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls & the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as a hermaphrodite. Herculine was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered adolescent enchanted by the ripening...
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
AuthorColin Meloy
From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.

It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely...
エス [Esu]
AuthorKōji Suzuki
My mini-review of Birthday says the book is “A nice coda to the Ring trilogy.” That is now inaccurate since two more books in the series have appeared. This installment advances the story in time and technology, but too much of the action appears “off-stage”: not a good thing for a plot-driven...
Jayber Crow
AuthorWendell Berry
"This is a book about Heaven," says Jayber Crow, "but I must say too that . . . I have wondered sometimes if it would not finally turn out to be a book about Hell." It is 1932 and he has returned to his native Port William to become the town's barber.

Orphaned at age ten, Jayber Crow's acquaintance with...
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