Surviving Poverty: Creating Sustainable Ties among the Poor by Joan Maya Mazelis is now available from NYU Press. The book, “carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor.” You may read about the book and download the introduction here.
The University Press of Mississippi has released an excerpt from WCSA member Scott Henkel’s forthcoming book, Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas. Read the excerpt here.
A pre-publication discount is now available for Rowing Inland, Jim Daniels’s forthcoming book of poems. This book is “a time machine that takes the reader back to the Metro Detroit of his youth and then accelerates toward the future. With humor and empathy, the author looks at his own family’s challenges and those of the surrounding community where the legacy handed down from generation to generation is one of survival. The economic hits that this community has to endure create both an uncertainty about its future and a determined tenacity.”
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Hard Ball Press has published two new children’s books you may want to consider for holiday gift-giving and your own pleasure. Both are available in English and Spanish. The Cabbage that Came Back / El Repollo que Volvio by Steven Pearl and illustrated by Rafael Pearl tells a wonderful children’s fable about sharing. Margarito’s Forest / El Bosque de Don Margarito by Andy Carter and illustrated by Allison Havens tells a story of how the ways of the Maya, faced with the deforesting effects of climate change, offering timely wisdom for a planet in peril.