Travis's Holiday Picks from Indie Presses
A quirky instant classic. Luiselli's protagonist, Gustavo "Highway" Sanchez Sanchez, is a gifted auctioneer who is "first and foremost, a lover and collector of good stories". Meet your new favorite writer.
This literary thriller that won’t let you go. An 18 year-old girl goes missing during a run near the rocky mountains, and the twists don't stop coming. My hands actually shook as I read the last pages of this book.
Matthew Neill Null brings the inhabitants of a turn of the century West Virginia logging town to vivid life. As Allan Gurganus writes: "Matt Null writes javelin sentences that accrete as centuries."
The author of Bluets continues to astonish with this wide-ranging book-length essay on motherhood, queer family-making, and the vexing intersections of theory and life.
These passionate, brainy poems, graced with moments of self-aware humor, are essential reading.
In this brilliant book of essays, Joni Tevis visits the West’s most charged historical sites, welcoming us with a novelist’s eye for scene and subtext and a poet’s love of language.
Blessed be the Bastards of the Reagan Era, for they shall inherit the earth.
"I don't believe in tame poetry", Frank Stanford said; "Poetry busts guts". This gorgeous collection showcases the work of a cult figure of 20th-century poetry, much of which, until now, could only be found in the special collections of university libraries.