Sunday, November 27, 2011

Best Poetry Books of 2011 - Gary L. McDowell

Gary L. McDowell's selections:

Traffic with Macbeth by Larissa Szporluk (Tupelo)

Orphan, Indiana by David Dodd Lee (Akron UP)

Ladies & Gentlemen by Michael Robins (Saturnalia)

Dear Editor by Amy Newman (Persea)

The Black Ocean by Brian Barker (SIU--Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)

Trancelumination by John Bradley (Lowbrow Press)

Darling Endangered by Carol Guess (Brooklyn Arts Press)

Events Film Cannot Withstand by Zach Savich (Rescue Press)

We Almost Disappear by David Bottoms (Copper Canyon)

We Are Starved by Joshua Kyrah (Center for Literary Publishing)

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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, and co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems have appeared in various literary journals, including Colorado Review, The Indiana Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, and Quarterly West. His poems, stories, and essays are forthcoming in Ancora Imparo, Hobart, PANK, Burnside Review, DIAGRAM, Tusculum Review, Mid-American Review, and others. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and their two kids where he is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at Belmont University.

1 comment:

Carol Peters said...

I'm going to read three of these books (thanks Gary) because three are available as ebooks