Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best Poetry Books of 2011 - Daniela Olszewska

Daniela Olszewska's selections:

The Wide Road by Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian (Belladonna*)

Thirteen Designer Vaginas by Juliet Cook (Hyacinth Girl Press)

Man Years by Sandra Doller

Negro League Baseball by Harmony Holiday (Fence Books)

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

Schizophrene by Bhanu Kapil (Nightboat)

I Want To Make You Safe by Amy King (Litmus)

Re- by Kristi Maxwell (Ahsahta)

Black Peculiar by Khadijah Queen (Noemi Press)

Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes by Jennifer Tamayo (Switchback Books)

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Daniela Olszewska is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Citizen J (Artifice Books, forthcoming) and cloudfang : : cakedirt (Horse Less Press, forthcoming). She sits on Switchback Books' Board of Directors and serves as Associate Poetry Editor of H_NGM_N. Daniela is pursuing her MFA at the University of Alabama, where she teaches creative writing in conjunction with The Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project.

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