Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Best Poetry Books of 2009 - John Findura

John Findura's selections:

Scary, No Scary by Zachary Schomburg (Black Ocean)
It is impossible for Zachary Schomburg to write anything less that an excellent poem. He's so good it scares me.

Book of Whispering In The Projection Booth by Joshua Marie Wilkinson (Tupelo Press)
JMW is currently my favorite living poet. Why? Read his books. All of them.

Something Has To Happen Next by Andrew Michael Roberts (U. of Iowa Press)
The right combination of everything is found in here.

At night by Lisa Ciccarello (Scantily Clad Press) - echap
So intense I nearly bit through my tongue.

Sunny Wednesday by Noelle Kocot (Wave Books)
Sad songs say so much. This book says what those songs can't.

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John Findura holds an MFA from The New School. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the author of the chapbook Useful Shrapnel (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and his poetry and criticism appear in journals such as Mid-American Review, Verse, Fugue, Fourteen Hills, CutBank, No Tell Motel, H_NGM_N, Jacket, and Rain Taxi, among others. Born in Paterson, he lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and daughter.

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