Friday, December 11, 2009

Best Poetry Books of 2009 - Gary L. McDowell

Gary L. McDowell's selections:

Divination Machine by F. Daniel Rzicznek (Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions)

How to Live on Bread and Music by Jennifer K. Sweeney (Perugia Press)

Museum of Accidents by Rachel Zucker (Wave Books)

Ohio Violence by Alison Stine (UNT Press)

Circus by Michael Robins (Flying Guillotine Press)

Mistaken for Song by Tara Bray (Persea Books)

Light Here, Light There by Alexander Long (C & R Press)

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Gary L. McDowell is the author of They Speak of Fruit (Cooper Dillon Books, 2009) and co-editor, with F. Daniel Rzicznek, of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Verse Daily, and Quarterly West. He's pursuing his Ph.D in American Literature at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he lives with his wife and young son, Auden.

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