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Publishers Weekly Looks Forward to Fall Books by Henri Michaux & Lisa Robertson, Among Others

By Harriet Staff

Untitled Chinese Ink Drawing 1961 by Henri Michaux 1899-1984

Publishers Weekly shares their top-10 forthcoming fall books, which include some Putlizer Prize-winning poets and Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present (Coach House 2014), “a book-length poem…that interrogates the contemporary sense of self through a montage of observations and questions.”

Another one they mention is Henri Michaux’s Thousand Times Broken: Three Books, translated by Gillian Conoley and due out from City Lights. These are “works Henri Michaux completed between 1956 and 1959. This period was the height of Michaux’s experimentation with mescaline, and we also find illustrations from him, as well as the inimitable Roberto Matta.” The full list of what PW can’t wait to read:

PW’s Top 10: Poetry

Blue Horses: Poems. Mary Oliver. Penguin Press, Oct. 14

Cinema of the Present. Lisa Robertson. Coach House, Sept. 9

Collected Poems. Mark Strand. Knopf, Sept. 30

Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems. Louise Glück. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sept. 9

Gabriel: A Poem. Edward Hirsch. Knopf, Sept. 2

If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? Poems and Artwork. Matthea Harvey. Graywolf, Aug. 19

One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: Poems. Paul Muldoon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jan. 13

A Progressive Education. Richard Howard. Turtle Point, Oct.

Splitting an Order. Ted Kooser. Copper Canyon, Oct. 14

Thousand Times Broken: Three Books. Henri Michaux, trans. by Gillian Conoley, illus. by Michaux and Roberto Matta. City Lights, Sept. 9

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Harriet Staff.