Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bestest Poetry Books of 2010

In November, 360 No Tell Motel, Bedside Guide contributors and other poets were invited to send in their lists for "best poetry books of 2010" (however they chose to define such a pronouncement). Of those invited, 36 responded with lists.

Titles included on multiple lists:

(10 lists) Black Life by Dorothea Lasky (Wave Books)

(6 lists) The French Exit by Elisa Gabbert (Birds LLC)

(5 lists) God Damsel by Reb Livingston (No Tell Books)

(5 lists) Wolf Face by Matt Hart (H_ngm_n Books)

(4 lists) Come On All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder (Copper Canyon)

(4 lists) Mean Free Path by Ben Lerner (Copper Canyon)

(4 lists) Post Moxie by Julia Story (Sarabande)

(3 lists) Bluets by Maggie Nelson (Wave Books)

(3 lists) Glass Is Really A Liquid by Bruce Covey (No Tell Books)

(3 lists) The Morning News Is Exciting by Don Mee Choi (Action Books)

(3 lists) R’s Boat by Lisa Robertson (University of California Press)

(3 lists) SELF HELP POEMS by Sampson Starkweather (Greying Ghost Press)

(3 lists) The Sore Throat & Other Poems by Aaron Kunin (Fence)

(3 lists) Texture Notes by Sawako Nakayasu (Letter Machine)

(3 lists) Thin Kimono by Michael Earl Craig (Wave Books)

(3 lists) The Trees Around by Chris Tonelli (Birds LLC)

(3 lists) To Anacreon In Heaven by Graham Foust (Minus A Press)

(2 lists) The Redcoats by Ryan Murphy (Krupskaya)

(2 lists) aaaaaaaaaaalice by Jennifer Karmin (Flim Forum Press)

(2 lists) Beautiful in the Mouth by Keetje Kuiper (BOA Editions)

(2 lists) Black-Eyed Heifer by Shelley Taylor (Tarpaulin Sky)

(2 lists) The Bugging Watch by Kim Gek Lin Short (Tarpaulin Sky Press)

(2 lists) The Cloud Corporation by Timothy Donelley (Wave Books)

(2 lists) Collected Poems by Gustaf Sobin (Talisman House)

(2 lists) )((eco(lang)(uage(Reader)) edited by Brenda Iijima (Nightboat Books)

(2 lists) Fancy Beasts by Alex Lemon (Milkweed)

(2 lists) Hank by Abraham Smith (Action Books)

(2 lists) Monkey Bars by Matthew Lippman (Typecast)

(2 lists) The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway by Jennifer L. Knox (Bloof Books)

(2 lists) The Name of This Intersection is Frost by Maryrose Larkin (Shearmans Books)

(2 lists) Neighbor Procedure by Rachel Zolf (Coach House)

(2 lists) Objects of a Fog Death by Julie Doxsee (Black Ocean)

(2 lists) Pleasure by Brian Teare (Ahsahta Press)

(2 lists) Phantom Noise by Brian Turner (Alice James)

(2 lists) Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! by Peter Davis (Bloof Books)

(2 lists) Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line by Sean Thomas Dougherty (BOA)

(2 lists) Suspend by Nancy Kuhl (Shearmans Books)

(2 lists) Town by Kate Schapira (Factory School, Heretical Texts)

(2 lists) Triggermoon Triggermoon by Julia Cohen (Black Lawrence Press)

(2 lists) Ventrakl by Christian Hawkey (Ugly Duckling Presse)

(2 lists) Wings Without Birds by Brian Henry (Salt)

(2 lists) The Wonderfull Yeare by Nate Pritts (Cooper Dillon Books)

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