Thursday, December 3, 2009

Best Poetry Books of 2009 - Leigh Stein

Leigh Stein's selections:

Ohio Violence by Alison Stine (University of North Texas Press)
"Does it matter if it didn't happen?" -p56
Fields, road kill, secrets, best book I've ever read on a plane.

Tsim Tsum by Sabrina Orah Mark (Saturnalia Books)
"A mistake had been made. 'Should we shoot it?' asked Walter B. 'Of course,' sighed Beatrice, 'we should not shoot it.'" -p24
Banquets and debacles, as explained by the last two people on earth.

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Leigh Stein is the author of the chapbooks How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance (Dancing Girl Press) and Least Inhabited Island II (h-ngm-n Combatives). She lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches drama to public schoolchildren and dresses up like a mouse princess at comic book conventions.

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