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New and Upcoming Titles
August 2020

Cover of 'Night Garden'

Night Garden
A Novel
By Carrie Mullins

Set in rural Kentucky and told from the perspective of seventeen-year-old Marie Massey, this gut-wrenching novel about addiction and family ties offers an unflinching look at the opioid crisis and its devastating effects on a generation of young Americans.

Fiction | Small Town & Rural · Kentucky · Appalachia

Cover of 'The Ever-Present Origin'

The Ever-Present Origin
By Jean Gebser
· Translation by Noel Barstad and Algis Mickunas

Gebser’s central thesis was that a potent “leap” in thinking was happening in the 20th century. This new mode of thought would be a holistic-centered, or integral one; an answer to the type of thinking responsible for economic and industrial crisis, two World Wars, and what many today consider a dire, global ecological crisis.

Philosophy | Movements | Phenomenology · Cultural Anthropology

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Out of Nowhere
New and Selected Poems
By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Out of Nowhere is the first comprehensive collection of poetry by Kentucky writer Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, presenting sixty-six new poems and work from two previous letterpress collections.

Poetry | American · Kentucky · Appalachia

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Isaac Murphy
I Dedicate This Ride
By Frank X Walker

A new collection of persona poems from award-winning poet Frank X Walker that tell the untold story of legendary African American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861–1896).

Poetry | American | African American · History | African American · Sports | Equestrian · American South

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Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, Walker’s groundbreaking first volume of poems.

Poetry | American | African American · Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Places · Appalachia · Kentucky · Appalachian Studies

Cover of 'Affrilachia'

Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This classic, canonical work of African American and Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

Poetry | American | African American · Poetry | Subjects & Themes | Places · Appalachian Studies · Appalachia · Kentucky


That’s it for August. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at September.