Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best Poetry Books of 2011 - Brandon Shimoda

Brandon Shimoda's selections:

All the Garbage of the World, Unite! by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi (Action Books)

Collected Poems, 1944-1949 by Nelly Sachs, translated from the German by Michael Hamburger, Ruth and Matthew Mead, and Michael Roloff, introduction by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (Green Integer Books)

The Eternal Wall by Dot Devota (Cannibal Books)

The Hole by Thom Donovan (Displaced Press)

How Phenomena Appear to Unfold by Leslie Scalapino (Litmus Press)

Into the Snow by Gennady Aygi, translated from the Chuvash and Russian by Sarah Valentine. (Wave Books)

The Many Woods of Grief by Lucas Farrell (University of Massachussetts Press)

Notes on Sea & Shore by Greta Wrolstad (Tavern Books)

Ordinary Sun by Matthew Henriksen (Black Ocean)

Spring and All by William Carlos Williams, introduction by C.D. Wright (New Directions)

Studying Hunger Journals and The Formal Field of Kissing by Bernadette Mayer (Station Hill and Monk Books, respectively). The Formal Field of Kissing including an introduction by Dorothea Lasky.

Tamura Ryuichi: On the Life & Work of a 20th Century Master Edited by Takako Lento and Wayne Miller (Pleiades Press)

Tantra Song: Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan Selected and with writings by Franck André Jamme, translated from the French by Michael Tweed. Introduction by Lawrence Rinder, interview by Bill Berkson, essay by André Padoux (Siglio Press)

A Wiser, More Beautiful Death by Miklós Radnóti, translated from the Hungarian by Solomon Rino (Editions Michel Eyquem)

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Brandon Shimoda's most recent publications include O Bon (Litmus Press) and the limited edition The Pines: Bubble, with Phil Cordelli & friends.

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