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In Each Breath a Darkness [a memoir] by Brian Phillip Whalen

Brian Phillip Whalen is the author of Semiotic Love [Stories], which was named one of the Best Indie Books of 2021 by Kirkus Reviews. His work can be found in The Southern Review, Creative Nonfiction, Lit Hub, Copper Nickel, Flash Nonfiction Food (Woodhall Press), The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. IX: Virginia, Poets.org, and elsewhere. Brian holds

a PhD in English from the University at Albany and an MFA from Iowa State University. He teaches at the University

of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and a dog named Porter.

The Only Part Left: Stories by Zeeva Bukai

Zeeva Bukai was born in Israel and raised in New York City. Her stories have appeared in The Master’s Review, McSweeny’s Quarterly Concern, Image Journal, December, Jewishfiction.net, Lilith, Jewish Quarterly, and elsewhere.

She studied acting at Tel-Aviv University, and holds a BFA in Theater and an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College.

Zeeva lives and teaches writing in Brooklyn, NY.  The Only Part Left: Stories is Zeeva Bukai’s debut book.

New Books


One Kind Favor by Kevin McIlvoy

“An unorthodox but compelling cry against racist violence.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The author conjures a slew of colorful characters and probes below the surface … with an eye for the spiritual and magical.”

Publishers Weekly

One Kind Favor is a wildly original and deliciously subversive novel, told

with profound intelligence and free-wheeling wit.”

Southern Humanities Review


The Groundhog Forever by Henry Hoke

“A wild narrative ride: inquiring, intriguing, idiosyncratic, and entertaining.”

Foreword Reviews

The Groundhog Forever is that tricky kind of trick: the kind that says it’s just a little fun thing, but then opens up the entire world’s guts and out comes LIFE.”

—Johanna Hedva

“In playful, exhilarating prose, Hoke pushes sentential limits, wryly examining the way art marks the world (and the many ways in which it fails to do so).”

Kimberly King Parsons