Thursday, December 8, 2011

Best Poetry Books of 2011 - Megan Kaminski

Megan Kaminski's selections:

This is a list of ten wonderful new books of poetry that I loved this past year. I am sure that I am forgetting more than a few great books, though.

Feralscape by Michelle Detorie (Dusie Kollektiv & Hex Presse)

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

Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms by Paul Foster Johnson (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs)

(a poem-essay, or precursor: NOTES: for a novel: Ban en Banlieues) by Bhanu Kapil (Belladonna*)

Little Winter Theater by Nancy Kuhl (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Hordes of Writing by Chus Pato, trans. ErĂ­n Moure (Shearsman Books)

the new black by Evie Shockley (Wesleyan)

Come Such Frequency by Ash Smith (Dusie Kollektiv)

Well Then There Now by Juliana Spahr (Black Sparrow)

Maybe Malibu, Maybe Beowulf by Elizabeth Workman (Dusie Kollektiv)

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Megan Kaminski's first book, Desiring Map, is forthcoming from Coconut Books in 2012. She is also the author of five chapbooks, including most recently Favored Daughter (Dancing Girl Press). Her writing has recently appeared in Everyday Genius, Puerto del Sol, Eleven Eleven, American Letters & Commentary and Post Road. She teaches poetry at the University of Kansas.

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