Monday, November 29, 2010

Best Poetry Books of 2010 - Gary L. McDowell

Gary L. McDowell's selections:

Parable of Hide and Seek by Chad Sweeney (Alice James)

Rookery by Traci Brimhall (SIU Press)

The Nervous Filaments by David Dodd Lee (Four Way Books)

You Don't Know What You Don't Know by John Bradley (CSU Poetry Center)

Ghost Lights by Keith Montesano (Dream Horse Press)

Never-Ending Birds by David Baker (Norton)

Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open by Diane Suess (U Mass Press)

Fancy Beasts by Alex Lemon (Milkweed Editions)

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Gary L. McDowell is the author of American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Orphic Prize for poetry, as well as the chapbooks, They Speak of Fruit (Cooper Dillon Books, 2009) and The Blueprint (Pudding House, 2005). He's also the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems have appeared in, among others, Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, and Quarterly West. He lives in Portage, MI with his wife and two young kids where he's finishing his Ph.D. in American Literature at Western Michigan University.

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