We're celebrating two novels in our Esplanade Books imprint, as well as two Signal Editions poetry titles. The evening will be hosted by Carmine Starnino, editor of Signal Editions.
From Esplanade Books: Aphelia, by Mikella Nicol (translated by Lesley Trites) “Like a summer heatwave, Aphelia is short and intense. Mikella Nicol is incredibly skilled at capturing precise feelings and impulses, often showing the tortuous, perverse logic we come up with to explain our desires to ourselves.” --Guillaume Morissette, author of The Original Face and New Tab
Lesley Trites is the author of the story collection, A Three-Tiered Pastel Dream
The Teardown, by David Homel “For all its candor, The Teardown moves towards a place of quiet wisdom and deep truth about the joys and sorrows of mid-life. Fiction this bold is rare, and a welcome reminder of the novel’s power as a humble witness to human complexity. David Homel has never written better.” --Charles Foran, author of Mordecai and Planet Lolita
From Signal Editions: What We Carry, by Susan Glickman "The respect paid to nature in this book is palpable and the sadness at its destruction is equally strong. The technical dexterity is as powerful as the emotions and shows a poet at the peak of her creativity." Quill & Quire starred review
The Suicide's Son by James Arthur “Arthur works his magic in lines that are tightly formed yet sculpted to flow and break for maximum effect. He summons the richness of everyday detail ... as a foundation from which the broader contexts of human experience take flight.” –The American Poetry Review