Book Recommendations

[Best of poetry books read during the calendar year]

 

2018

2017

2016

2015


2018

Erin Adair-Hodges, Let’s All Die Happy, University of Pittsburgh Press (2017)

Catherine Barnett, Human Hours, Graywolf Press (2018)

Quan Barry, Loose Strife, University of Pittsburgh Press (2015)

Erin Belieu, Black Box, Copper Canyon Press (2006)

Mary Biddinger, Saint Monica, Black Lawrence Press (2011)

Justin Bigos, Mad River, Gold Wake Press (2017)

Kai Carlson-Wee, Rail, BOA Editions, Ltd. (2018)

Victoria Chang, Salvinia Molesta, University of Georgia Press (2008)

Chen Chen, When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA Editions, Ltd. (2017)

Lisa Coffman, Likely, The Kent State University Press (1997)

Kendra DeColo, Thieves in the Afterlife, Saturnalia Books (2014)

B.K. Fischer, Radioapocrypha, Ohio State University Press (2018)

Barbara Hamby, All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press (2009)

Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Penguin Books (2018)

Bob Hicok, Hold, Copper Canyon Press (2018)

Erin Hoover, Barnburner, Elixir Press (2018)

Laura Kasischke, Dance and Disappear, University of Massachusetts Press (2002)

Laura Kasischke, Lilies Without, Ausable Press (2007)

David Kirby, Talking about Movies with Jesus, Louisiana State University Press (2011)

Katherine Larson, Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press (2011)

Rachel Loden, The Last Campaign, Slapering Hol Press (1998)

Erika Meitner, Holy Moly Carry Me, BOA Editions, Ltd. (2018)

GennaRose Nethercott, The Lumberjack’s Dove, HarperCollins (2018)

Sarah Perrier, Just One of Those Things, The Kent State University Press (2002)

Kiki Petrosino, Witch Wife, Sarabande Books (2017)

Emilia Phillips, Empty Clip, University of Akron Press (2018)

Tommy Pico, Junk, Tin House Books (2018)

Catherine Pierce, Famous Last Words, Saturnalia Books (2008)

Catherine Pierce, The Tornado is the World, Saturnalia Books (2016)

Kevin Prufer, How He Loved Them, Four Way Books (2018)

Victoria Redel, Already the World, Kent State University Press (1995)

Diane Seuss, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Graywolf Press (2018)

Natalie Shapero, No Object, Saturnalia Books (2013)

Bianca Stone, The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, Tin House Books (2018)

Connie Voisine, Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, The University of Chicago Press (2008)

Connie Voisine, And God Created Women, Bull City Press (2018)

Erica Wright, All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned, Black Lawrence Press (2017)

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2017

Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash, W. W. Norton & Company (2016)

Alice Anderson, The Watermark, Eyewear Publishing (2016)

Nin Andrews, Our Lady of the Orgasm, Madhat Press (2016)

Joshua Bennett, The Sobbing School, Penguin Books (2016)

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Rocket Fantastic, Persea Books (2017)

Victoria Chang, Barbie Chang, Copper Canyon Press (2017)

Lisa Ciccarello and Emma Tritart, Every day I learn how to survive the day & then the day is over, Poor Claudia (2015)

Jim Daniels, Apology to the Moon, Bat Cat Press (2015)

Beth Ann Fennelly, Open House, W. W. Norton & Company (2002)

Rebecca Hazelton, Fair Copy, Ohio State University Press (2012)

Sophie Klahr, Meet Me Here At Dawn, YesYes Books (2016)

David Kirby, Get Up, Please, Louisiana State University Press (2016)

Marni Ludwig, Pinwheel, New Issues Press (2013)

Randall Mann, Proprietary, Persea Books (2017)

Adrian Matejka, Map to the Stars, Penguin Books (2017)

Karyna McGlynn, Hothouse, Sarabande Books (2017)

Kathryn Nuernberger, The End of Pink, BOA Editions, Ltd. (2016)

Danielle Pafunda, The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, Bloof Books (2014)

Tommy Pico, IRL, Birds, LLC (2016)

Natalie Shapero, Hard Child, Copper Canyon Press (2017)

Fritz Ward, Tsunami Diorama, The Word Works (2017)

Allison Benis White, Please Bury Me in This, Four Way Books (2017)

Marcus Wicker, Silencer, Mariner Books (2017)

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2016

Alice Anderson, Human Nature, New York University Press (1994)

Jay Besemer, Chelate, Brooklyn Arts Press (2016)

Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women, Ahsahta Press (2015)

Adriana Cloud, Instructions for Building a Wind Chime, Poetry Society of America (2016)

Cynthia Cruz, The Glimmering Room, Four Way Books (2012)

Rebecca Hazelton, Vow, Cleveland State University Poetry Center (2013)

Matthew Henriksen, The Absence of Knowing, Black Ocean (2016)

Anne Cecelia Holmes, Dead Year, Sixth Finch (2016)

Cecily Iddings, IS TO : AS : IS TO, Spooky Girlfriend Press (2015)

Deborah Landau, The Uses of the Body, Copper Canyon Press (2015)

Gregory Lawless, I Thought I Was New Here, BlazeVOX Books (2009)

Marni Ludwig, Little Box of Cotton & Lightning, Poetry Society of America (2011)

Philip Metres, Pictures at an Exhibition, University of Akron Press (2016)

Lucia Perillo, Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones, Copper Canyon Press (2016)

Emilia Phillips, Groundspeed, University of Akron Press (2016)

Paisley Rekdal, Imaginary Vessels, Copper Canyon Press (2016)

Natasha Sajé, Vivarium, Tupelo Press (2014)

Katie Schmid, Forget Me Hit Me Let Me Drink Great Quantities of Clear, Evil Liquor, Split Lip Press (2015)

Danniel Schoonebeek, Trébuchet, University of Georgia Press (2016)

Brenda Shaughnessy, So Much Synth, Copper Canyon Press (2016)

Sean Singer, Honey & Smoke, Eyewear Publishing (2015)

Susan Harper Slaviero, Cyborgia, Mayapple Press (2010)

Brian Teare, Sore :: Eros, Floating Wolf Quarterly (2013)

Tana Jean Welch, Latest Volcano, Marsh Hawk Press (2016)

Kevin Young, Blue Laws, Alfred A. Knopf (2016)

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2015

Mark Bibbins, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full, Copper Canyon Press (2014)

Joanna Penn Cooper, The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis, Brooklyn Arts Press (2014)

John Gallaher, In a Landscape, BOA Editions, Ltd. (2014)

Ross Gay, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, University of Pittsburgh Press (2015)

Monica Hand, me and Nina, Alice James Books (2012)

Edward Hirsch, Gabriel, Penguin Books (2014)

Laura Kasischke, Housekeeping in a Dream, Carnegie Mellon University Press (1995)

Cate Marvin, Oracle, W. W. Norton & Company (2015)

William Matthews, Time & Money, Mariner Books (1996)

Jay Nebel, Neighbors, Saturnalia Books (2015)

Ed Pavlić, Winners Have Yet to Be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway, University of Georgia Press (2008)

Matthew Rohrer, Surrounded by Friends, Wave Books (2015)

Diane Seuss, Four-Legged Girl, Graywolf Press (2015)

Richard Siken, War of the Foxes, Copper Canyon Press (2015)

Brian Teare, The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven, Ahsahta (2015)

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