Backlist Classics bundle (35% Off)
This bundle includes classic titles from UDP's backlist:
- A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Anne Boyer
This collection of essays highlights a decade of Anne Boyer’s interrogative writing on poetry, death, love, lambs, and other impossible questions.
Of the book, Fred Moten says: "Having been placed on trial and held there, in the twin intensities of love of poetry and hatred of the world, Anne Boyer’s essays meet disappointment with a succor forged in rage. Her writing is a balm and a bomb all its own."
A Handbook was featured as a staff pick in The Paris Review, excerpted in Harper's Magazine, and was a recommended reading in the Times Literary Supplement.
- Dear Angel of Death by Simone White
Half poems, half prose, Dear Angel of Death braids intimate and public thinking about forms of togetherness. Is one woman a mother, a person in an artworld, a “black”? What imaginary and real spirits are her guides? The title essay proposes disinvestment in the idea of the Music as the highest form of what blackness “is” and includes many other forms.
Dear Angel of Death was reviewed in Publisher's Weekly and was included in Entropy's list of Best Poetry Books of 2018.
- Nets by Jen Bervin
“I stripped Shakespeare’s sonnets bare to the ‘nets’ to make the space of the poems open, porous, possible—a divergent elsewhere. When we write poems, the history of poetry is with us, pre-inscribed in the white of the page; when we read or write poems, we do it with or against this palimpsest.” says Jen Bervin of her book.
Nets was reviewed in Diagram, and was mentioned in a Hyperallergic interview with Jen Bervin.
- The TV Sutras by Dodie Bellamy
Inspired by visionaries like Moses, William Blake, and Joseph Smith, Bellamy spent five months in 2009 receiving transmissions from her television set and writing brief commentaries on each. The sutras and commentaries in the present volume are the beginning of an intensive investigation into the nature of religious experience. What are cults? Are they limited to wacko marginal communities, or do we enter one every time we go to work or step into a polling place?
The TV Sutras was featured in Lit Hub, The Boston Review, and BOMB