Thursday, December 16, 2010

Poetry Shopping Holiday Guide - Kim Gek Lin Short

Kim Gek Lin Short's suggestions:

For the one who is in charge (in charge—really, really in charge): Adam Robison and Other Poems by Adam Robison (Narrow House, 2010)

For the academic in need of balls: Core Sample by Gordon Massman (Spork Press, 2010)

For the mother for the daughter: Killing Kanoko by Hiromi Ito (Action Books, 2010)

For Andy: Hot White Andy by Keston Sutherland (Barque Press, 2nd Edition, 2009)

For the unhappy minor with whom you’ve traded places: The Sorrows of Young Worthless by Brandon Holmquest (Truck Books, 2010)

For your Thelma or Louise: Les Guerilleres by Monique Wittig (Beacon, 1971)

For the masses: Pluto: Never Forget by Christian Peet (Interbirth, 2010)

For the versions you love of her/him, so close and so far: Pigafetta Is My Wife by Joe Hall (Black Ocean, 2010)

For the uxorious (let this be a lesson to you, or not): I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman (Two Dollar Radio, 2008)

For the hipster/biddy in real life: Man’s Companions by Joanna Ruocco (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010)

For the indecisive (and decisive): What Do You Want? by Marina Temkina (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009)

For the one who is hard to know: The Last 4 Things by Kate Greenstreet (Ahsahta, 2009)

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Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits, and the chapbooks Run and The Residents. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

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