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The fiction selection for the first half of 2020 is shaping up beautifully! Here's what we're excited about.

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Poems to Return To

By Matthew Gwathmey

A playful and wide-ranging recommended reading list—with dogs, poems that talk to each other, impossible plays and fridge magnet letters that spell it all out—by Matthew Gwathmey, whose debut coll …

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Nine Evocative Reads

By Michael Melgaard

A recommended reading list by the author of new short story collection Pallbearing.

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Bodies and Books

By Christina Myers

A recommended reading list by the editor of BIG: Stories About Life in Plus-Sized Bodies

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Our 2020 Spring Preview continues with a look at forthcoming poetry.

Eight Books that Help Support Mental Wellness in Students

I’ve always been a worrier. In elementary school, I was afraid of speaking in class, and dreaded being called upon, even if I knew the answers. Well-meaning grownups would often say, “Don’t worr …

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