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Specialty: Poetry, Short Stories, Essays, Media/Film Theory

One of our baristas and original employees, Rivka is also the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Hooligan Mag. She's the curator of our popular Open Mic series and resident Person Who Somehow Knows Everyone. Ask them about poetry or music or film or TV!

If They Come for Us: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525509783
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Published: One World - August 7th, 2018

I am speechless and floored by this book. It almost feels like an honor to read this, to have access to such deeply personal storytelling, to read history as a poem, as a reflection of somebody else’s witnessing. This book bleeds resilience.


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Irl Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780991429868
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Published: Birds - September 2016

Pico's work is unlike anything else. It is vibrant, fresh, honest, and necessary for you to read. He is an important voice in contemporary lit today.

-Rivka


Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781608464661
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 2015

Rebecca Solnit does such an excellent job expressing the progression of violence against women. it always starts with microaggressions, it always begins with something as simple as mansplaining, and yet it always leads to the ways in which all women are faced with perpetual violence rooted in toxic masculinity & the patriarchy. Solnit's prose / journalism is extremely accessible and easy to understand, yet it is intentional. a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the greater scale of violence against women.


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A Handbook of Disappointed Fate Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781937027926
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Published: Ugly Duckling Presse - June 2018

Sharp prose, obscure, and lingering. Boyer is fresh and inviting yet simultaneously intimidating, writing about existential truth, questioning love, interpretation, meaning.


Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Valeria Luiselli confronts trauma through the lens of truth, highlighting the experience of undocumented children and what it means to take on a life that they did not choose. The questions that she asks are honest, intentional, and complex. A necessary read, especially in the age of ICE and the mistreatment they enact on undocumented people.


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How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101870570
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Published: Pantheon - July 5th, 2016

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The Argonauts Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781555977078
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2015

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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512651
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

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Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374280505
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 3rd, 2014