Vacant Quarter

What Mound Have Been // Some Poems, 2003-2013 2014     60p     5.5 x 8.5 A petite, personal history of the curious earthworks of North St. Louis, the text explores the mysterious origins and unexpected transformations of the city’s monumental earthen mounds. From the burial grounds of Native Americans to the platforms of … Continue reading Vacant Quarter

Tales From Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin     2001     416p     6 x 9 The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels–yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella ‘The Finder,’ and the short stories ‘The Bones of the Earth,’ ‘Darkrose and Diamond,’ ‘On the … Continue reading Tales From Earthsea

Partisanas

Women in the Armed Resistance to Fascism and German Occupation (1936–1945) Ingrid Strobl     2002     320p     6 x 9 Common stereotypes of women during wartime relegate them to the sidelines of history—to supporting roles like dutiful munitions factory workers or devoted wives waiting for their men to return home. The … Continue reading Partisanas

The Farthest Shore

Ursula K. Le Guin 1973 MMPB In this third installment of the Earthsea Cycle (originally written as the last in the trilogy), darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea. As the world and its wizards are losing their magic, Ged — powerful Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord — embarks on a sailing journey with highborn young prince, Arren. … Continue reading The Farthest Shore

Artaud Anthology

Antonin Artaud 2001 253p 5.5 x 8 “I am the man,” wrote Artaud, “who has best charted his inmost self.” Antonin Artaud was a poet who wanted to live in the infinite and asked that the human spirit burn in absolute freedom. To society, he was a madman. Artaud, however, was not insane but in … Continue reading Artaud Anthology

Apartheid

A Graphic Guide Donald Woods & Mike Bostock     1986      160p      5.5 x 8 An illustrated introduction and over-view of south african apartheid. From its roots in european settler culture, to the openly racist policies of the late 1800s, fascist influences in the 1920s-1930s and the eventual rise to power … Continue reading Apartheid

Close to the Knives

A Memoir of Disintegration David Wojnarowicz     1991     288p     5 x 8 Written in the ’80s when Wojnarowicz and his friends were sick and dying of AIDS, this is a powerful, tragic — yet beautiful — memoirs. A collection of essays dealing with death, sickness, the sexual freedoms of queer … Continue reading Close to the Knives