TS Authors-Books Mix

Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown is a the author of a dozen books published in the US and abroad, including American Romances, The Last Time I Saw You, The Dogs, The Terrible Girls (all with City Lights Books), and The Gifts of the Body (HarperCollins). She been awarded The Boston Book Review Award, The Lambda Literary Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, two Washington State Book Awards, and a Stranger Genius Award, as well as grants to MacDowell, Yaddo, the Millay Colony, Hawthornden Castle, and The Breneman-Jaech Foundation.

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Rebecca Brown: Not Heaven, Somewhere Else

Praise for Rebecca Brown: “Strange and wonderful…Brown strips language of convention to lay bare the ferocious rituals of love and need.” (THE NEW YORK TIMES) “Simply one of the best contemporary lesbian writers around.” (DOROTHY ALLISON) “Constantly pushes both her own boundaries and those of her readers.” (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE)”America’s only real rock ‘n’ roll schoolteacher.” (THURSTON MOORE, SONIC YOUTH)

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Steven Dunn

Steven Dunn is the author of Potted Meat, co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Steven was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from University of Denver. He is the Reviews & Interviews Editor for Horse Less Press, and currently lives in Denver.

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Steven Dunn: water & power

Navy veteran Steven Dunn’s second novel, water & power (Tarpaulin Sky Press 2018) plunges into military culture and engages with perceptions of heroism and terrorism, in a collage of voices, documents, and critical explorations that disrupt the usual frequency channels of military narratives. “Steven Dunn’s remarkable talent for storytelling collapses the boundaries between poetry and prose, memoir and fiction” (NIKKI WALLSCHLAEGER); “Complex and bold and conflicted and powerful and terrified and tough and human” (KHADIJAH QUEEN)

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Jennifer S. Cheng

Jennifer S. Cheng’s hybrid collection Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems, was chosen by Bhanu Kapil as co-winner of the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Award. Cheng is also the author of House A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize.

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Jennifer S. Cheng, Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems

Publishers Weekly “Best Books 2018” * SPD Poetry Bestseller * Winner of the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award, chosen by Bhanu Kapil * Jennifer S. Cheng’s Moon “bravely tests language and the beautiful boundaries of body and geography.” (AIMEE NEZHUKUMATAHIL) “Cheng gives us a poetics of possibility.” (JENNIFER TSENG) “Exhilarating…Visionary…Rich and glorious.” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW)

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Piper J. Daniels

Piper J. Daniels is a Michigan native, queer intersectional feminist, and professional ghostwriter who holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from the University of Washington. She is the co-winner of the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize for her debut collection of essays, Ladies Lazarus. Her work appears in Hotel AmerikaThe RumpusThe Monarch ReviewWomenArts Quarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in Washington State with her dog, Omar Little Daniels.

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Piper J. Daniels: Ladies Lazarus

Essays * Co-winner, 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Award * “Piper J. Daniels is going to rip the essay world apart…. Ladies Lazarus is the best debut I’ve read in a long time.” (JENNY BOULLY); “A siren song from planet woman, a love letter from the body, a resistance narrative against the dark” (LIDIA YUKNAVITCH). “Beautifully written…. An empowering and noteworthy voice” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)

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Steven Dunn: Potted Meat

* Finalist, Colorado Book Award * Co-winner, Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize * Small Press Distribution Bestseller * A novel set in a decaying town in southern West Virginia, Steven Dunn’s debut, Potted Meat, follows a young boy into adolescence as he struggles with abusive parents, poverty, alcohol addiction, and racial tensions. “Full of wonder and silence and beauty and strangeness and ugliness and sadness and truth and hope…. This book needs to be read” (LAIRD HUNT). “An extraordinary book…. Like a visceral intervention across the surface of language, simultaneously cutting to its depths, to change the world” (SELAH SATERSTROM). “Texts that keep tapping the nails in, over and over, while speaking as clearly and directly as you could ask…. Flooded with power.” (VICE)

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