Carl says "Leave me alone, I'm busy." Read his recommendations (if you dare) below: 


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The Book of Joshua Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939568069
Availability: Backordered
Published: Black Ocean - July 15th, 2014

"Schomburg's poetry is like a fresh pair of leather pants: tough and severe on the outside, but once you get into it everything just makes sense as every nook and cranny of your lower half is filled with pleasure."

~ recommended September, 2014

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ISBN: 9780374533625
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 30th, 2012

Robert Walser is the Tupac Shakur of European fiction. Long after his death, the hits just keep coming. Crack open the spine of this bad boy and rest your peepers on a bit of greatness.

~ recommended March, 2014

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ISBN: 9780811220897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - December 10th, 2013

The best part about working/being in a bookstore are the times when you stumble upon something so inexplicably brilliant that you burst into flames. Buy this book and come dance on my scorched remnants.

~ recommended January, 2014

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The Sinistra Zone Cover Image
By Adam Bodor, Paul Olchvary (Translator)
ISBN: 9780811219785
Availability: Special Order (unlikely to be available)
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - August 26th, 2013

If you enjoy a little dash of odd darkness to your satirical tomes, then this tale about a man sent off to guard a batch of blueberries that quickly escalates into all sorts of sordid iniquities will be right up your alley.

~ recommended October, 2013

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The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982617793
Availability: Special Order (unlikely to be available)
Published: Birds - May 28th, 2013

This book is like a muscle shirt and a Trans Am on a summer evening. Meet the next poet laureate of fun: Starkweather comma Sampson.

~ recommended June, 2013

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ISBN: 9781938073397
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: McSweeney's - March 26th, 2013

Would it kill you to read some poetry once in awhile? Oh it would?
OK, better make it a good one then, right? Give Dan Chelotti's x a whirl.

~ recommended April, 2013