Eckleburg Book Club

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Superior Packets by Susie Timmons

  Superior Packets by Susie Timmons 35 years worth of poems by Susie Timmons, long heralded by her peers in New York such as Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, and Eileen Myles, previously only available in small-run editions. Her poems are witty, smart, and quick, with a pleasantly surprising clarity and freshness.   Blurbs “Her titles alone …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Guild of Saint Cooper by Shya Scanlon

  The Guild of Saint Cooper by Shya Scanlon Shya Scanlon’s The Guild of St. Cooper is about an obscure author in a near-future post-evacuation Seattle who is drawn into writing a revisionist history that sets the book itself unspooling backward into its own alternate history and into a world—featuring giant rhododendrons, space aliens, and a …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far by Quintan Ana Wikswo

  The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far by Quintan Ana Wikswo When love, lust, and longing, have all but killed you, and Newtonian physics has become too painfully restrictive, is it possible to find freedom in another dimension? Have you lost the will to live, or the will to live as human? …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Null Set by Ted Mathys

    Null Set by Ted Mathys Null Set collects the slightly obsessive possibilities that rise when we give them the space—odd jobs, trouble-making, and farm boy rambling, all in dialogue with mathematics, or William Faulkner, or other poets. From “Hypotenuse”: HYPOTENUSEI write three, erase it, blow rubbershavings from the desk. Write its notation,erase it, …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

  The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of “autotheory” offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Letter to a Future Lover by Ander Monson

  Letter to a Future Lover by Ander Monson Readers of physical books leave traces: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All books have histories, and libraries are not just collections of books and databases, but a medium of long-distance communication with other writers and readers. Letter to a Future Lover collects several dozen …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Apology of a Girl Who Is Told She Is Going to Hell by Devon Moore

  Apology of a Girl Who Is Told She Is Going to Hell by Devon Moore Found mothers, grief, lost loves, addictions and 12-step programs inhabit these poems of narrative excavation rife with lyricism and imagery. Unflinching, at times cinematic and occasionally comic, the poems in this collection will seize you in their stilled, dark …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | PANSY by Andrea Gibson

  PANSY by Andrea Gibson In PANSY, Gibson balances themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to truly heal. Each turn of the page represents both that which as been forgotten and that which is yet to …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Richard Peabody Reader

  The Richard Peabody Reader edited by Lucinda Ebersole Peabody’s steadfast dedication to that which is new, challenging, innovative and dynamic has won him a wide reputation among writers whose work he has championed. This volume demonstrates those same values, embodied in nearly four decades of fiercely smart, sophisticated, and often very funny writing. From …

ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | I Am Barbarella

I Am Barbarella, a composite collection by Beth Gilstrap, is narrated by characters at the fringes of contemporary society –working-class characters with a raging taste for self-destruction. Many of the stories take place in Charlotte, North Carolina –a place people rarely end up on purpose. These characters aren’t bankers or old money, nor entirely belles …