20 April 2007

Poetry Month: Wish List & Must-Read Favorites



Picked up the first half of this idea from Dr Peter Pereira's Blog; the second, complimentary listing I thought up on my own, based on books I read last year. Feel free to 'Tag' yourself and list your 'I gotta get that/You gotta read this' pairings as well.


Five poetry collections you may not have read but certainly must: The collections, for whatever reason, should be a bit off the beaten path.(...deliberately leaving out books by friends/people I know I've yet to get to)

As Elected: Selected Writing by Bp Nichol (Talonbooks)

The Black Reeds by Mark McMorris (University of Georgia Press)

Concerning the Book that is the Body
of the Beloved by Gregory Orr (Copper Canyon Press)

Killarnoe by Sonnet L'abbe (McClelland & Stewart)


Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, edited by David Trinidad, Denise Duhamel, and Maureen Seaton (Soft Skull Press) -- Idiot that I am, I saw it but didn't buy it at AWP (and it was at a discount even!)



Five poetry collections you have read and think others certainly should read also: The collections, for whatever reason, should be a bit off the beaten path. (...again, leaving out great books by friends/people I know)

Acts of Love by Edgar Gabriel Silex (Curbstone Press)

The Heat Yesterday by Ian Iqbal Rashid (Coach House Press)

Immanent Visitor: Selected Poems Of Jaime Saenz
, Forrest Gander and Kent Johnson, translators (University of California Press)

The Shine Poems by Calvin Forbes (University of Louisiana Press)

The Steam Sequence by Carly Sachs (Washington Writers Publishing House)


Rave Faves -- I'm pretty sure I'm going to be living with these two for a long time:

Every Goodbye Ain't Gone: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans, edited by Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey (University Alabama Press)


Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets
, edited by Sina Queyras (Persea Books)


Happy Reading!

1 comment:

carly said...

Thanks so much for directing people to steam!

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