Arlene Kim's first collection of poetry, "What Have You Done to Our Ears to Make Us Hear Echoes?," will be published this month by Milkweed Editions of Minneapolis. Kim now lives in Seattle, but she received an MFA in poetry from the University of Minnesota and lived in Minneapolis until quite recently. She has received the Academy of American Poets James Wright Prize, as well as other honors. "Kim recasts the experience of family immigration in language that manages to be both lush and restrained," says St. Paul poet Katrina Vandenberg. She suggests we let the book echo in our ears, and I think that is a lovely blurb for a lovely book.
• "Prayers of the Shaman," a poetry collection by Karolyn Redoutey of Minneapolis, has been published by Plain View press. She'll read at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at True Colors Bookstore, 4755 Chicago Av. S., Mpls.
• "Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin," by Randolph C. Henning, has been published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Henning has compiled a collection of rare vintage postcards of the house and grounds, including images taken just after the 1914 fire.
• "Pursuit," the third installment in the Uprising Saga by Dean Urdahl, has been published by North Star Press of St. Cloud. Urdahl lives near Litchfield, Minn., and is a member of the state House of Representatives.
• Peter Smith, contributor to MPR's "Morning Edition," has a memoir coming out in the fall. "A Cavalcade of Lesser Horrors" will be published in September by the University of Minnesota Press. Smith lives in Hopkins. He'll read from the book Sept. 22 at Magers & Quinn .
• "The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics" by Kathryn Sikkink will be published this fall by W.W. Norton. Sikkink is a regents professor and the McKnight Presidential Chair of Political Science at the University of Minnesota.
• Yum, what could be more appealing than Andrew Zimmern on a book jacket, using chopsticks to hold what appears to be a delicious meal of something's brain? His newest book, "Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, & Blood Sausage" (Delacorte), is geared to the YA reader. Zimmern, host of the television show "Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern," lives in Minneapolis.
• "Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit," by Beth Bednar, with an introduction by Don Shelby, has been published by Beaver's Pond Press. Bednar, who lives in Minneapolis, was a longtime TV news anchor.
• "Abyss," a thriller by David Hagberg, has been published by Tor Forge. Hagberg, a former Duluthian, has written more than 20 novels.