Monday, December 26, 2011

Best Poetry Books of 2011 - Bruce Covey

Bruce Covey's selections:

Notes from Irrelevance by Anselm Berrigan (Wave Books)

not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them by Jenny Boully (Tarpaulin Sky)

The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle (Octopus Books)

California by Jennifer Denrow (Four Way Books)

Click and Clone by Elaine Equi (Coffee House)

Herso by Susana Gardner (Black Radish Books)

Of Lamb by Matthea Harvey, Paintings by Amy Jean Porter (McSweeneys)

MOUTH: EATS COLOR Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-Translations, & Originals by Sawako Nakayasu & Chika Sagawa (Rouge Factorial)

Culture of One by Alice Notley (Penguin)

How Long by Ron Padgett (Coffee House)

The Hermit by Laura Solomon (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Well Then There Now by Juliana Spahr (Black Sparrow)

Dear Prudence — New and Selected Poems by David Trinidad (Turtle Point Press)

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Bruce Covey's fifth book of poetry, Reveal, will be published by Bitter Cherry Books at the beginning of 2012; his next-most-recent titles are Glass Is Really a Liquid (No Tell Books, 2010) and Elapsing Speedway Organism (No Tell Books, 2006). He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he edits Coconut Poetry and curates the What's New in Poetry Reading Series.

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