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The Light in Cuban Eyes

In 2002, art collector and philanthropist Madeleine P. Plonsker began traveling to Cuba to uncover Havana’s thriving art scene.  The Light in Cuban Eyes: Lake Forest College’s Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography focuses on Cuban photography between 1992-2012. These years cover Cuba’s “Special Period,” a desperate time resulting from the withdrawal of financial support from the former Soviet Union that continues to present day. 

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imageThe &Now Awards 3:

The Best Innovative Writing

This third volume of The &NOW AWARDS recognizes the most provocative, hardest-hitting, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2011-13.

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imageTitanic

Cecilia Corrigan’s first book, Titanic, is an epic love poem depicting the eternal gothic romance between man and machine. Titanic’s protagonist is Alan Turing, cracker of codes and father of artificial intelligence. Turing escapes his frustrated love life and tragic death into the safe haven of virtual reality.

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imageTerminal Town

Whether by road, rail, water, or sky … people come to Chicago. In droves. In waves of migration and immigration. For work and for play. But how do they get to Chicago? Terminal Town answers this question with a fast-moving history of Chicago’s many passenger transportation terminals.

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imageHousebound

Elizabeth Gentry’s debut novel Housebound is where secrets crisscross through walls as through hours, and words travel in creepy, kind whispers … Grown children run through the woods and enter strange houses. They live over here and over there—all over the terrible and beautiful map. 

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imageThe &Now Awards 2:

The Best Innovative Writing

This second volume of The &Now Awards recognizes the most provocative, hardest-hitting, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2009-2011. 

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Throng

Jose Perez Beduya’s first book Throng takes us “inside the bright wheel” where selfhood and community whirl along the event horizon of an elusive center—the fused question of the Singular and the Common.

 

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galerie de difformite coverGalerie de Difformité

Traces of many books masque themselves inside Gretchen E. Henderson’s Galerie de Difformité. With the head of a novel and the body of a poem, this extraordinary work interrogates the nuanced concepts of ability/disability, voyeurism/exhibition, deformity/normality—all with a wry sense of self-representational humor.

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imageHunting is Painting

Hunting is Painting is the debut collection by Jessica Savitz, winner of the inaugural Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize from Lake Forest College Press / &NOW Books.

 

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imageThe &Now Awards: 
The Best Innovative Writing

Edited by Robert Archambeau, Davis Schneiderman, and Steve Tomasula

This inaugural volume of The &Now Awards recognizes the most provocative, hardest-hitting, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2004-09.

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imageBeyond Burnham:
An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region

Joseph P. Schwieterman and Alan P. Mammoser
Edited with a postscript by John A. Shuler

Beyond Burnham provides a fascinating account of a century of visionary planning for metropolitan Chicago.

Check out the Virtual Burnham Initiative.

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