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Books Received: February 2016

By Harriet Staff


Chris Abani, The Face: Cartography of the Void (Restless Books)

Seth Abramson, Jesse Damiani, Douglas Kearney (editors), BAX 2015: Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan)

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

Desirée Alvarez, Devil’s Paintbrush: Poems (Bauhan)

Darnell Arnoult, Galaxie Wagon: Poems (LSU Press)

Tash Aw, The Face: Strangers on a Pier (Restless Books)

Christopher Bakken, Eternity & Oranges (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Cikuru Batumike, Lueurs Enrhumees (Editions Les Poetes Francais – Paris)

Catherine Bowman, Can I Finish, Please? (Four Way)

Melissa Broder, Last Sext (Tin House Books)

Eleanor Chai, Standing Water: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Hayan Charara, Something Sinister (Carnegie Mellon)

Jerome Charyn, A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century (Bellevue Literary Press)

Nicholas Christopher, On Jupiter Place: New Poems (Counterpoint)

Adam Clay, Stranger: Poems (Milkweed Editions)

Andrei Codrescu, The Art of Forgetting (Sheep Meadow)

James F. Connolly, Picking Up The Bodies (Fomite)

Jack Conway, Outside Providence: Selected Poems (Bird Song Farm)

Cynthia Cruz, How the End Begins (Four Way)

Kevin Cutrer, The Lord’s Own Anointed (Dos Madres Press)

Mangalesh Dabral, This Number Does Not Exist (BOA Editions Ltd.)

Rita Dove, Collected Poems: 1974-2004 (W. W. Norton & Company)

Will Eaves, The Inevitable Gift Shop (CB Editions)

Katy Evans-Bush, Forgive the Language: Essays on Poets and Poetry (Penned in the Margins)

Rebecca Morgan Frank, The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon)

Andrew Gent, [explicit lyrics]: Poems (University of Arkansas Press)

Shelley Girdner, You Were That White Bird (Bauhan)

Heather Hartley, Adult Swim (Carnegie Mellon)

Seamus Heaney, Aeneid Book VI: A New Verse Translation (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

David Hernandez, Dear, Sincerely (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Richard Jenkyns, Classical Literature: An Epic Journey from Homer to Virgil and Beyond (Basic Books)

Zilka Joseph, Sharp Blue Search of Flame (Wayne State University Press)

Patricia Kampmeier, I am Pat (InspiringVoices)

Josef Kaplan, Poem Without Suffering (Wonder)

Richard Katrovas, Swastika into Lotus (Carnegie Mellon)

Ha Poong Kim, Joy and Sorrow Songs of Ancient China: A New Translation of Shi Jing Guo Feng A Chinese English Bilingual Edition (Sussex Academic Press)

John Kinsella, Firebreaks: Poems (W. W. Norton & Company)

John Koethe, The Swimmer: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Rustin Larson, The Philosopher Savant (Glass Lyre Press)

Michael F. Latza, Rip This Poem Out (Trindle Publications)

Sydney Lea, No Doubt the Nameless (Four Way)

Frances LeFevre, Dearest Annie, you wanted a report on Berkson’s class: Letters from Frances LeFevre to Anne Waldman (Hanging Loose Press)

Paul Legault, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 2 (Fence Books)

John Leland, Fireflies: Poems (Mercer University Press)

James P. Lenfestey, If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems (Univ Of Minnesota Press)

Ben Lerner, The Hatred of Poetry (FSG Originals)

Mark Levine, Travels of Marco (Four Way)

Penelope Lewis, Ra Page, Spindles: Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (Carcanet Press Ltd.)

Yi Lu, Sea Summit: Poems (Milkweed Editions)

Rob MacDonald, Resuscitation Party (Racing Form Press)

Joseph Gordon Macleod, The Ecliptic (Flood Editions)

James Mann, Manifesto of Vandalism (Bell Tower Editions)

James Mann, Tombstone Confidential (Bell Tower Editions)

James Davis May, Unquiet Things: Poems (LSU Press)

Bernadette Mayer, Works and Days (New Directions)

Mary McCollum, Heart on the Water (Dancing Sisters)

Sjohnna McCray, Rapture: Poems (Graywolf Press)

Jo Mcdougall, The Undiscovered Room (Tavern Books)

Colleen J. McElroy, Blood Memory (University of Pittsburgh Press)

James McMichael, If You Can Tell: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Tiffany Midge, The Woman Who Married a Bear: Poems (University of New Mexico Press)

Kirk Miles, Moving Dust (B-House)

Rajiv Mohabir, The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way)

Gustave Morin, Clean Sails (New Star Books)

Stanley Moss, It’s About Time (Hopewell)

Amanda Nadelberg, Songs from a Mountain (Coffee House Press)

Daniel Nadler, Lacunae: 100 Imagined Ancient Love Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Karthika Naïr, Until the Lions (Arc Publications)

Gabriel Okara, Brenda Marie Osbey (editor), Gabriel Okara: Collected Poems (University of Nebraska Press)

Ruth Ozeki, The Face: A Time Code (Restless Books)

Michael Palmer, The Laughter of the Sphinx (New Directions)

Lynn Pedersen, The Nomenclature of Small Things (Carnegie Mellon)

Emily Pérez, House of Sugar, House of Stone (Center for Literary Publishing)

Louis Phillips, Domain of Silence/Domain of Absence: New & Selected Poems, 1963-2015 (Pleasure Boat Studio)

Maya Pindyck, Emoticoncert (Four Way)

Melissa Range, Scriptorium: Poems (Beacon Press)

Rachel Richardson, Hundred-Year Wave (Carnegie Mellon)

Jack Robinson, By the Same Author (CB Editions)

Steven Schonberg, Poems From Contemporary Israel: Reflections On Living In The Land (Mazo Publishers)

Glenn Shaheen, Energy Corridor (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Solmaz Sharif, Look: Poems (Graywolf Press)

Mahtem Shiferraw, Fuchsia (University of Nebraska Press)

Carrie Shipers, Family Resemblances: Poems (University of New Mexico Press)

Laura Sims, Staying Alive (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Stevie Smith, All The Poems: Stevie Smith (New Directions)

Gary Soto, You Kiss by th’ Book: New Poems from Shakespeare’s Line (Chronicle Books)

Lisa Russ Spaar, Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson (University of Virginia Press)

Julian Stannard, What Were You Thinking? (CB Editions)

Robert Stewart, Chickenhood: Seven Poems (Wood Colt Press)

Daniel Tobin, From Nothing (Four Way)

Katherine Towler, The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir Of Place, Solitude, and Friendship (Counterpoint)

Rosmarie Waldrop, Gap Gardening: Selected Poems (New Directions)

Michael Warr, Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (W. W. Norton & Company)

Noah Warren, The Destroyer in the Glass (Yale University Press)

Robert West, A Heart Ajar (Carmalina Publishing and Recording)

John Williams, English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson (NYRB Classics)

Phillip B. Williams, Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books)

C. Dale Young, The Halo (Four Way)

Kip Zegers, The Pond in Room 318 (Dos Madres Press)

Fence Vol.9 No.2 Winter/Spring 2007, (Fence Books)

Posted in Poetry News on Friday, March 4th, 2016 by Harriet Staff.