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Paul Legault, Claire Meuschke, & Lara Mimosa Montes

The fallible, the unwieldy, and the ghostly traces of memory are met with both tenderness and critique in three new books from Paul Legault, Claire Meuschke, and Lara Mimosa Montes. Paul Legault’s newest “translation,” The Tower follows a poet following a poet following a phantom following a poet, in a cascade of transmissions which echo like a hall of opposing mirrors. Claire Meuschke’s debut collection Upend shuttles between the 1912 immigration trial of Hong On, a biracial Alaska Native-Chinese man, and his granddaughter, the author, tracing imperialistic residues in the present. And in THRESHOLES, a new book from Lara Mimosa Montes, we navigate cartographies of psychic and geographic neighborhood across a spectrum of generations, traumas, and triumphs. We look forward to traveling with each of these poets through their different rememberings of place, time, and gap.

With a guest introduction from Sara Jane Stoner.

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Enthusiastic readers and followers of Legault's, Meuschke's, and Montes' work are encouraged to purchase their books. The Tower (Paul Legault) is available for purchase directly from Coach House Books. Upend (Claire Meuschke) is available for purchase directly from Noemi Press. THRESHOLES (Lara Mimosa Montes) is available for purchase directly from Coffee House Press.

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