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"You fetch / the daily things. You go on. There's nothing else to do."

In Afterswarm, Margot Schilpp reveals and revels in the deep comfort we take in the common objects, people, and circumstances of our lives. She draws our attention back to those that have grown invisible in their familiarity, asking us to pause and weigh the significance of what we regularly encounter. The poems in this volume question and insist, return and twist, and ultimately point us toward the grace we can find in what's often overlooked.

"Afterswarm is a collection of powerful, sometimes kaleidoscopic meditations on the human condition in a universe akin to Stephen Crane's, one which has 'no sense of obligation' for our existence. The trials of mutability, heartbreak, alienation, and mundanity are met with stoical tenacity (and, occasionally, wry humor) while 'shimmerings' of beauty and love are 'syncopated against loss.' These poems strike deep. And Schilpp's unembellished eloquence, musician's ear, and eye for evocative detail energize every page of this extraordinary book."--William Trowbridge, author of Vanishing Point

Publication Date: 
February 15, 2019

Paperback Fiction

Magnolia Palace
By: Davis, Fiona
Love of My Life
By: Walsh, Rosie
Violeta [English Edition]
By: Allende, Isabel
Mouth to Mouth
By: Wilson, Antoine
Ballad of Perilous Graves
By: Jennings, Alex
How High We Go in the Dark
By: Nagamatsu, Sequoia
Notes on an Execution
By: Kukafka, Danya
By: Lloyd, Ellery
By: Otsuka, Julie

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Chuck Berry
By: Smith, Rj
Empire of Ice and Stone
By: Levy, Buddy
Polar Exposure
By: Aston, Felicity
By: Bono
By: Keltner, Dacher
Rough Sleepers
By: Kidder, Tracy
By: Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
Children of the State
By: Hobbs, Jeff
Guest at the Feast
By: Toibin, Colm

Hardcover Fiction

How to Sell a Haunted House
Author: Hendrix, Grady
In the Upper Country
Author: Thomas, Kai
Author: Paull, Laline
Hell Bent
Author: Bardugo, Leigh
Moonrise Over New Jessup
Author: Minnicks, Jamila
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone
Author: Stevenson, Benjamin
Small World
Author: Zigman, Laura
After Sappho
Author: Schwartz, Selby Wynn
This Other Eden
Author: Harding, Paul