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Insides She Swallowed

Insides She Swallowed

Winner of the American Book Award

West End Press, 2010. Passionate and sensuous to the limit of synesthesia. 

  • ISBN-10: 0981669387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981669380

Praise for Insides She Swallowed:

"[Pimentel's] poems are richly engaged with the world, where each thing is a version of another thing: a pomegranate is 'gutted like a fish, its entrails glow.' Sweet as honeysuckle, or 'the smell of private things.' ....The words, and images, are everywhere exciting. I believe [Pimentel] will be an essential poet in American literature."

—James Bertolino, on nominating the book for the 2011 American Book Award

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The Golden Shovel Anthology

The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks

Edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar & Patricia Smith

University of Arkansas Press, 2017. 

  • ISBN-10: 1682260240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1682260241

Praise for The Golden Shovel Anthology:

“The editors, including tireless poetry advocate Kahn, of this unique, new addition to the Gwendolyn Brooks legacy put together a richly diverse set of poets working with the most unusual and fertile new poetic form created in recent years. National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes invented the Golden Shovel, which he illuminates in his stirring foreword, writing, “Because where do poems come from if not other poems?” In a Golden Shovel poem, the last words in each line are taken from a Brooks poem. A veritable who’s who of contemporary poets tried their hands at this encoded homage, including Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Joy Harjo, Billy Lombardo, Sharon Olds, Alberto Ríos, Tracy K. Smith, and Timothy Yu. Beautifully introduced by Patricia Smith, this is a beguiling and mind-expanding anthology shaped by formal expertise and deep appreciation for the complexity and resonance of Brooks’ work and profoundly nurturing influence. In all, a substantial and dynamic contribution to American literature.”


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Revolutionary Poets Brigade Volume 1

Revolutionary Poets Brigade

Volume 1. 

Edited by Jack Hirschman & Mark Lipman.

Caza de Poesia, 2010. 

  • ISBN-10: 1936293250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936293254

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