Author: Dougherty, Sean Thomas
Pub Date: Mar 2017; 197 pages
Poetry. Mixed Genre.
Double Kiss is the first book ever published that
gathers together poems, stories and essays about the
world, people, and places where the art of Billiards is
played. Included are National Book Award winners
alongside unknown writers. A double kiss in pool occurs
when the cue ball accidentally hits the object ball
twice. This can lead to disaster and a miss, but it can
also be used to make the seemingly impossible shot.
Contributors include Liz Ahl, Lisa Fay Coutley, Terrance
Hayes, Richard Jackson, Meg Kearney, Dorianne Laux,
Peter Makuck, Jennifer Millitelo, Joseph Millar, Patrick
Rosal, Tim Seibles, Rebecca Schumejda,William Stobb,
Heiichi Sugiyama, Joe Weil and many other fine writers.
The Mammoth Book of Movies
Author: Womack, Kenneth
Nov 2015; 398 pages
The world of film exerts a powerful influence over the
many ways in which our culture thinks and feels about
itself. In The Mammoth Book of Movies, Kenneth
Womack provides readers with an illuminating window into
this world through a series of film reviews that speak
to the manner in which contemporary cinema impacts our
Featuring hundreds of movie reviews,
The Mammoth Book of Movies critiques a wide array
of contemporary films. A concluding essay—“So You Want
to Be a Film Critic?”—affords students and teachers
alike with an informative guide to the art of movie
reviewing. The Mammoth Book of Movies is the
kind of book that readers will enjoy coming back to—time
and time again—in order to consume yet another rich and
varied review about the films that touch our lives.
The Working Poet II
Author: Minar, Scott
Nov 2014; 331 pages
Writing Reference. The Working Poet II is an exercise
book and a poetry anthology. It includes writing prompts
and instructions from number of poets and an anthology
of poems by MAMMOTH books authors.
Poetry 30: Thirty-something American
Author: LaFemina, Gerry and Crocker,
Pub Date: Aug 2005; 340 pages
Poetry 30's roster of 39 poets of the thirty-something
age group—the baby boom of the American poetry
renaissance—is a who's who of this generation. Featuring
a diversity of voices and styles by poets from all over
the country. Poetry 30 showcases the breadth and
possibility of contemporary American poetics.
The Mammoth Book of Miniscule Fiction
Author: Moore, Dinty W., Ed.
Pub Date: Jan 2003; 195 pages
The stories in this book are all 350 words or less, give
or take a few words. "There may be a difference between
flash fiction and prose poems, but I believe the
researchers still haven't found the genes that
differentiate them" —Denise
Duhamel. Bret Lott describes sudden stories, otherwise
known as flash fiction, as "a moment stripped of
everything to reveal truly, deeply, a matter of life and
Sudden Stories includes
work by Molly Giles, Aimee Bender, Virgil Suarez, Judith
Ortiz Cofer, and Melanie Rae Thon.
Literature of Cultural Exchange
Author: Sterling, Phillip, Ed.
Pub Date: Jan 2003; 362 pages
This literary anthology was born out of Philip
Sterling's desire to create a forum within which to
exchange stories born out of the experience of "an
extended stay in a foreign place, the awareness not only
of the shock of returning, but of the aftershocks, those
moments and habits that recur years later, at the oddest
times, the proof of living sensitively." Imported
features experiences shared by thirty-eight writers who
stayed in thirty-one countries, and documented in
fifty-six poems, seven stories, and twelve memoirs.
Features the work of
Cynthia Hogue, Marvin Bell, Carolyne Wright, Richard
Terrill, and many, many more.
Author: Thorn, Victor, Ed.
Pub Date: Jan 2002; 315 pages
Black Sheep Books
Mixed Genre. Magazine. Essays. A
collection of essays on rebellion, dysfunction and
generally sociopathic behavior, with titles such as "The
Eight Wonders of Human Stupidity," "The Black Cloud of
Terror," "The Art of Rejection," "Confessions of an
English Kleptomaniac," "Shit Teeth," "Whim of a Madman,"
"How to Become a Killer," "A Large Puddle of
Half-Digested Turkey and Gravy," "Panty Stealing 101,"
"Letter from Charles Bukowski," "What is a Babushka
Anyway?", "The Dyke Who Came in from the Cold Shit,"
"Darkness, Despair & Uncertainty," "Spit on a Stranger:
Vacant Poems," "Shame," "Poet/ At War," "My Wonderful
Modeling Experience, or Lack of, Actually," "The
Narcissist" and many more. Contributors include Lisa
Guliani, Tarsus Black, Crazy Carl Robinson, Moral DK,
Seth Farber, Mary Kay Watkins, Sean Dooley, Leah
Alakaheekie, Victoria Krynn, John Galloway, Amber
Kaipaka, Sam Vaknin and others.