Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Poetry Holiday Guide - Jessy Randall

During November and December No Tell contributors will recommend poetry books that would make fabulous gifts. Here are Jessy Randall's recommendations:

Kenneth Koch, The Art of the Possible (Soft Skull): Poetry comics -- what's not to love?

Jordan Davis, Million Poems Review (Faux Press): out of print, but available secondhand (try bookfinder.com). I believe Jordan Davis is referencing Frank O'Hara here, who said if you want to know about art, look at a million paintings.

Margaret Atwood, The Door (Houghton Mifflin): The title poem is fantastic.

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Jessy Randall's collection of poems A Day in Boyland was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her work has appeared in Asimov's, McSweeney's, and No Tell Motel, and she occasionally guest edits Snakeskin. Her website is http://personalwebs.coloradocollege.edu/~jrandall.

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