Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Friday, January 20, 2017

DICKINSON UNBOUND!


Dickinson Unbound by Alexandra Socarides is the best book on Emily that I've read. I suffered through Oxford's frugal-sized typeface to enjoy this with a pear pecan muffin and white chocolate mocha at local cafe.

Speaking of publications, here's my latest Relished W(h)ines update of recently imbibed books and wines.  As ever, please note that in the Publications section, if you see an asterisk before the title, that means a review copy is available for Galatea Resurrects!  More info on that HERE


PUBLICATIONS
DICKINSON UNBOUND: Paper, Process, Poetics, scholarly study by Alexandra Socarides (LinkedInPoetry Recommendation (LPR) #260) 

BALIKBAYANG MAHAL: PASSAGES FROM EXILE, poems by E. San Juan, Jr. (fabulous. LPR #259)

THE HARDY BOY POEMS by Eric Wayne Dickey (hugely entertaining!)

PRETEND I’M ME, poems by Randy Prunty (contains several amusing lines like this one that had me snorting out my coffee: “pretend i’m me and the proliferation of eBooks is depriving me of the only social skill i have: loaning books.”)

*  REVOLUTIONS IN TUNISIAN POETRY (Pacifica Poetry International 2015) guest edited by Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy (a necessary collection; warrants more attention)

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, poems by Panagiotis A. Tsonis

SCAFFOLDING, poems by Elena Rivera

*  AMERICA’S TIN, poems by Joel Chace

*  A CONTINUUM OF FORCE, poems by Francesco Levato

*  A CAPACIOUS ACT, poems by Charles A. Perrone

THE SPELL OF THE YUKON, poems by Robert Service

A WILD PATIENCE HAS TAKEN ME THIS FAR: POEMS 1978-1981 by Adrienne Rich

A CRACK AT THE ORIGINS, poems by Kristian Carlsson

*  CASTLES AND ISLANDS, poems and photographs by Joshua Edwards

*  APOCALYPSE MIX, poems by Jane Satterfield

NOTNESS SONNETS by Richard Berengarten

FRACTURED REFLECTIONS, poems by Aloysiusi Lionel S. Polintan IV (in manuscript)

REALMS OF THE MOTHERS: THE FIRST DECADE OF DOS MADRES PRESS, edited by Richard Hague (fabulous anthology that provides a wonderful model for how presses may present similar anthologies of poets they’ve published)

—AH: ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN HAIKU edited by Jonathan Hayes and Richard Lopez

POSITIVE MAGNETS, Issue 2, literary journal (featuring Stacy Szymaszek, Keith Jones, Marcia Douglas, Nanos Valaoritis, Sotere Torregian, Eileen Tabios, Cathy Thomas, Stephen D. Gutierrez, John Olson, Merry Fortune and Sidney Goldfarb) edited by Collin Schuster (outstanding DIY journal. Kudos to editor/founder Collin—may the journal fare well and long)

ORIZONT LITERAR CONTEMPORAN, Nov.-Dec., 2016, literary journal edited by Daniel Dragomirescu

ERATIO 23, literary journal edited by Gregory St. Vincent Thomasino 

VERSE, Vol. 33, Nos. 1-3, literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (featuring Felicia Zamora, E.C. Belli, Alex Stolis, Beth Marzoni, Bradley J. Fest, Michelle Murphy, Dan Ivec, Gabrielle Hovendon, Todd Melicker, Keith Jones, Catherine Taylor, Lynn Melnick, and James Tate)

VERSE. Vol. 32, Nos. 1-3 (2016), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (featuring Natalie Eilbert, Sandra Simonds, Timothy Liu, Eric Pankey, Karla Kelsey, Leonard Schwartz, Kate Colby John High, Kathryn Cowles, Douglas Piccinnini, Laressa Dickey, B.J. Soloy, Aleah Sterman Goldin and Kevin Varrone)

VERSE. Vol. 31, Nos. 1-3 (2015), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (featuring Jennifer Militello, John Gallaher, Julie Dosxee, Anthony Robinson, Maura Way, Julia Cohen, Aby Kaupang & Matthew Cooperman, Dan Ivec, Nicholas Manning*, Monica Regan*, Elizabeth Savage, Astoria Eve and George Trakl)
VERSE. Vol. 30, Nos. 1-3 (2014), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki

VERSE, VOL. 30, Nos. 1-3 (2015), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (featuring Brian Teare, Elizabeth Robinson, Daniel Tiffany, Bridgette Bates, Stephen Ratcliffe, Barbara Tomash, F. Daniel Rzicznek, C.V. Moore, Seth Landman, Deborah Celizic, Tony Mancus, W.C. Bamberger and Srecko Kosovel

VERSE. Vol. 29, Nos. 2 & 3 (2013), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (featuring Sarah Goldstein, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Joanna Howard, Matt Reeck, Shanon Tharp, Adam Strauss and Lance Phillips)

VERSE, Vol. 28, No. 3 / Vol. 29, No. 1, (2013), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (an interview of Eileen Myles, and writings by Allison Titus, Joshua Edwards, Francis Luong Alissa Nutting and Travis McDonald)

VERSE. Vol. 27, Nos. 2 & 3 (2012), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (featuring Paige Ackerman-Kiely, Kathryn Farris, Noah Eli Gordon, Wolfgang Herrndorf, Sarah Riggs and Ada Wiedemann)

VERSE. Vol. 27, No. 1 (2010), literary journal co-edited by Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki (featuring Martine Bellen, Daniel Coudriet, Alice Jones, Joseph Massey, Hazel White and Joshua Marie Wilkinson)

RHIZOME 1999, literary journal edited by Standard Schaefer and Evan Calbi

CUTBANK POETRY 65, Winter 2006, literary journal edited by Brandon Shimoda and Devon Wootten

PLUM REVIEW, literary journal with Managing Editor Karen Faul

TINFISH No. 13, Sept. 2003, literary journal edited by Susan Schultz

TINFISH No. 17, JUNE 2007, literary journal edited by Susan Schultz

TINFISH No. 18, SUMMER 2008, literary journal edited by Susan Schultz

TORQUE #4, Spring 1996, literary journal edited by Elizabeth Fodaski

AUFGABE #11, literary journal edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Julian T. Brolawski and erica kaufman, including a section on Salvadoran poetry edited by guest editor Christian Nagler

AUFGABE #10 edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Foster Johnson and Julian T. Brolaski (Aufgabe/Litmus Press, Brooklyn, 2011)

THE MISSOURI REVIEW, Vol. XXI, No. 1, 1998, literary editor edited by Speer Morgan (interesting interview with Andrei Codrescu)

MiPoesias American Cuban issue, guest editor Emma Trelles

(THE INVISIBLE CITY) edited by Marcella Durand, Richard O'Russa and Karoline Schleh

PUBLIC ACCESS #1, literary zine featuring Laura Elric and Molly McPhee, edited by Nicholas Grider

MEM 4, 2006,  literary journal edited by Jill Stengel

VANITAS 1 (2005), literary journal edited by Vincent Katz

VANITAS 2 (2006), literary journal edited by Vincent Katz

TIGERTAIL, A SOUTH FLORIDA POETRY ANNUAL, EDITOR’S CHOICE 2007, literary journal edited by Max Winter

TIGERTAIL, A SOUTH FLORIDA POETRY ANNUAL, VOL. IV, 2006 literary journal edited by Richard Blanco

TIGERTAIL, A SOUTH FLORIDA POETRY ANNUAL, VOL. III, 2005, literary journal edited by Emma Trelles

TIGERTAIL, A SOUTH FLORIDA POETRY ANNUAL, VOL. II, 2004, literary journal edited by Michael Hettich

TIGERTAIL, A SOUTH FLORIDA POETRY ANNUAL, VOL. I, 2001, literary journal edited by Campbell McGrath

RUNES, Winter 2006, literary journal edited by Susan Terris and C.B. Follett

GAPE-SEED 2011, literary journal edited by Ice Gayle Johnson and Jane Ormerod

J.J.’S RETURN, poetry broadside by Jim McCrary (charming)

NEW YEAR, broadside-card by Sheila Murphy (fabulous, as always)

HOLIDAY BROADSIDE by Judith Goldman (Suny Buffalo Libraries)

WHEN THE SICK RULE THE WORLD, essay/memoir/story by Dodie Bellamy

THE SKY ISN’T BLUE, essays/poetry by Janice Lee

JOURNALS by R.F. Langley

TWELVE DAYS, novel by Alex Berenson



WINES
1981 Cristal Brut
1995 Margaux
2014 Vincent Prunier Saint Aubin Sur Le Sentier Du Clou
1997 Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz McLaren Vale
2007 Peter Michael “La Carriere” chardonnay
2001 Gaja Sori Tildin
2006 Pirathon Barossa Valley shiraz
2007 Hundred Acre cabernet “Kaylie Morgan"
2013 Ch. Boswell chardonnay NV


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

THANK YOU, EDITORS OF JOURNALS AND ZINES!


I don’t focus as much on literary journals as books. But I have accumulated much over the years. This morning was for going through the library and weeding out journals to donate to the local library. The photo above are of two of the stuffed shopping bags for said donation.

But I made exceptions for the following journals below. In general, I kept their issues because they teach me much about poetry. Not all poems, even the ones I enjoy, teach me something about poetry so my keeping of these journals is a compliment to their participants and editors. This means, please consider this post, too, to be a THANK YOU, to the listed editors below for their good work:

VERSE (editors Brian Henry and Andrew Zawacki)

TINFISH (editor Susan Schultz)

AURGABE  (editors E. Tracuy Grinnell, Julian T. Brolawski and erica kaufman)

THE MISSOURI REVIEW (literary editor Speer Morgan but the issue I kept is mostly for its interesting interview with Andrei Codrescu)

RHIZOME (editors Standard Schaefer and Evan Calbi)

CUTBANK (editors Brandon Shimoda and Devon Wootten)

POSITIVE MAGNETS (editor Collin Schuster)

(THE INVISIBLE CITY) (editors Marcella Durand, Richard O'Russa and Karoline Schleh) 

PUBLIC ACCESS #1 featuring Laura Elric and Molly McPhee (editor Nicholas Grider)

MEM 4, 2006 (editor Jill Stengel) 

VANITAS (editor Vincent Katz)

GAPE-SEED 2011 (editors Ice Gayle Johnson and Jane Ormerod)

BIRD DOG (editor Sarah Mangold)

TIGERTAIL: A SOUTH FLORIDA ANNUAL (editors Max Winter, Michael Hettich, Campbell McGrath, Richard Blanco, Emma Trelles)

AMERICAN LETTERS AND COMMENTARY (editors Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Ana Rabinowitz and the issue I kept was partly for its “Elliptical Poets” section edited by Stephen Burt)

THE NORTHRIDGE REVIEW, Fall 1998 (editors Susannah Lebaron, Alene Terzan and Desiree Wold)

NEW AMERICAN WRITING (editors Paul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff)

BONE BOUQUET (editors Krystal Languell, Elizabeth Brasher and Allison Layfield)

ORIZONT LITERAR CONTEMPORAN (editor Daniel Dragomirescu)



Monday, January 16, 2017

I'LL NEVER FORGET THIS REVIEW


I'm grateful, deeply grateful. But, mostly, I am amazed by this review. Very very surprised (specifically at that first paragraph). But Kevin Killian, as many know, is a generous being. Thank you, Kevin: AMNESIA was blessed to be read by you.

Here's part of what Kevin says:

The “forgets” are often tender as well as candid, and it would take a hard heart not to be moved by Tabios’ vision of life as a pageant of feeling and vision, unrolling before us on crystalline rods oiled perfectly with WD40. Has anything happened to anyone anywhere that this book does not prophesy forgetting? I doubt it.
I also like reviews that teach me something. So now, I know what "WD40" is -- who'da thunk I'd learn it from a poetry review?!



Bless you, Kevin Killian.




Thursday, January 12, 2017

TO BE AN EMPIRE IS TO BURN!


And it's out! My chap TO BE AN EMPIRE IS TO BURN inaugurates Moria Book's "politically oriented" locofo chaps series. By "political" I mean the state of the nations U.S.A. and Philippines, as well as the poetry world (insomuch as one can address such in 20 pages). If you don't know some of the mentioned people, they're easy to google.

A free online read HERE and a printed version is available for $5 at Moria Books' Lulu account HERE.  Thanks for your interest!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

REVIEW AND GET MY TWO MINI BOOKS!


Surprise: I love books! Okay, so how can I drum up reviewing interest in the long list of review copies at Galatea Resurrects (see list at http://grarchives.blogspot.com). How's about -- if you do a review, I will send you a signed copy of my two mini books coming out from Poems-For-All (thanks to publisher and newlywed Robert Hansen). Look at above photo to see how cute they will be! And I promise my teeny signature, too, will be cute! Okay: please go review a book!

AND info on my forthcoming mini books, Post-Ecstasy Mutations and On Green Lawn, the Scent of White is available HERE. Here are the cute covers:




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MY "RELISHED" READS OF 2016

In 2016, I read 478 publications, as follows:

Poetry or Other Genre by Poets: 405
Art: 13
Fiction: 39
Others: 21

The 405 poetry reads is a drop from 2015 when I read 495 publications by poets or on poetry. Still, that's a higher level than in 2014 when I read 372 poetry publications, and in 2013 when I read 319 suchpublications. Here's my 2016 Reading List for your reading pleasure, with a bonus shot of  my reading eyes lit aglow by all that pow-et-tree:

Poetry or Other Genre by Poets: 405

I EAT CANNIBALS, poems by Gina Abelkop

THREE COLUMN TABLE by Harold Abramowitz

ONLY MORE SO by Millicent Borges Accardi (powerful lyrics)

I’M VERY INTO YOU: CORRESPONDENCE 1995-1996 by Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark

THE NIGHT COULD GO IN EITHER DIRECTION, poems and a conversation by Kim Addonozio and Brittany Perham (a wonderful collaboration where 1 + 1 > 2)

STICK IT UP by Paul David Adkins (powerful. Well done!)

BABETTE by Sara Deniz Akant

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth Alexander (page-turner)

STEP BELOW: SELECTED POEMS 2000-2015 by William Allegrezza (It’s an honor to publish this book that is both lyrical and experimental.  An. Honor.)

THE STARS GLOW OF OUR SWEAT by Francisco Aragon

FLIGHT OR FIGHT by Clare Archibald 

TRISKELION, TIGER MOTH, TANGRAM, THYME by Marcia Arrieta

DUSIE #19: ASIAN ANGLOPHONE EDITION, edited by Cynthia Arrieu-King

THE THINKING EYE by Jennifer Atkinson

AMNESIA OF THE MOVEMENT OF CLOUDS & OF RED AND BLACK VERSE by Maria Attanasio, trans. Carla Billitteri

AFTERLIVES by Micah Ballard

THE UNBEARABLE CONTACT WITH POETS by Derek Beaulieu

ELEVENELEVEN: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND ART, Issue 21, Faculty Advisor Hugh Behm-Steinberg

A PICTURE OF EVERYONE I LOVE PASSES THROUGH ME with collages by Lynn Behrendt, text mixed by John Bloomberg-Rissman and remixed by Lynn Behrendt (Fabulous. LinkedInPoetryRecommendation (LPR) #243)

TO MOHAMMED by Henry Bell 

THE AMAZING CAGE OF LIGHT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Martine Bellen (wonderful. LPR #225)

WATCHFUL by Molly Bendal

SELECT POEMS by John M. Bennett (I like to read poets’ COLLECTEDS and SELECTEDS. This book shows not only that John Bennett’s lifetime poetic endeavors are worthwhile but that readers are lucky such a book as his SELECTED exists. His SELECTED allows us to see his trajectory and we see a restless, brilliant mind at work in the service of poetry. LPR #222) 

LEG GODT, poems by Jeremy Benson (enchantingly quirky)

CELESTIAL JUNK, poems by Jeremy Benson (ditto, as in enchantingly quirky. Benson’s a new discovery for  me and I’m glad to know his poems!)

CHANGING by Richard Berengarten

INVISIBLE OLIGARCHS: RUSSIAN NOTEBOOK JANUARY-JUNE 2006 & AFTER by Bill Berkson

NOTES ON POST-CONCEPTUAL POETRY by Felix Bernstein (interestingly-strange experience of reading through this book. With each word read, the word becomes past—perhaps that’s always the case but it’s the first time, reading through a book, that the notion surfaced to be a discernible (self-conscious?) simmer)

SOME NOTES ON MY PROGRAMMING by Anselm Berrigan (fabulous energy)

THE SONNETS by Ted Berrigan (lovely poems, AND also perhaps the best Introduction to a poetry book I can recall reading, this by Alice Notley. LPR #254)

COLLECTED POEMS 1957-1982 by Wendell Berry (a master of elegy. LPR #231)

ARC & HUE by Tara Betts

THE MESHES by Brittany Billmeyer-Finn

SLABS by Brittany Billmeyer-Finn

MEDI(T)ATIONS by Emma Bolden

POMEGRANATE EATER by Amaranth Borsuk

THE ECSTASY OF CAPITULATION by Daniel Borzutzky

THE PERFORMANCE OF BECOMING HUMAN by Daniel Borzutzky

CITY by Michael Boughn

THE FEVER ALMANAC by Kristy Bowen (ravished and ravishing)

SALVAGE by Kristy Bowen

I REMEMBER by Joe Brainard

MEDITATIONS IN A HELICOPTER ABOUT TO EXPLODE OVER A GUY COVERED IN CHUM, SURFING OFF OF SHARK BAY BEACH by Jason Bredle (vigorous and pleasing energy!)

GOSSAMER LID by Andrew Brenza (wonderful enough to blurb! LPR #217)

THE MARKET WONDERS by Susan Briante

THE GOOD LIFE by Brandon Brown (I am late to him but am a definite fan)

TOP 40 by Brandon Brown (fabulous verve and wit. LPR #246)

ON SELF CARE by Mahogany L. Browne

SQUANDER by Elena Karina Byrne

THE GILLES POEM by Sabrina Calle

ADVICE FROM A SIREN by Shari Caplan

MY CHOCOLATE SARCOPHAGUS by Claudia Carlson (moving; delicate and steel at the same time. LPR #216)

REAL LIFE: WITH VOICE AND RIGHTS by Julie Carr

BLACK GIRL FLY by Imani Cezanne

SAFE SPACE by Jos Charles

THE HEART'S TRAFFIC: A NOVEL IN POEMS by Ching-In Chen (moving and engaging)

HOUSE A by Jennifer S. Cheng

WATERS OF by Billie Chernicoff

VITILIGOD: THE ASCENSION OF MICHAEL JACKSON by Amanda Chiado

STILL LIFE WITH FLIES by Eduardo Chirino, trans. by G.J. Racz

FAUCHEUSE, ISSUE 3, Editor Jeff Clark

EQUILIBRIUM by Tiana Clark

AFTER WE ALL DIED by Allison Cobb

KAMIKAZE COMMOTION, poems by Cathryn Cofell

SWEET CURDLE, poems by Cathryn Cofell

TINY LITTLE CRUSHES, poems by Cathryn Cofell

BEAUPORT by Kate Colby

THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE by Kate Colby

EVERYTHING WE MET CHANGED FORM & FOLLOWED THE REST by Jessica Comola

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CENSORED INTERVIEW of CAConrad interviewed by Jasmine Platt

A STRANGE INSOMNIA by Christina Cook

A RED WITCH, EVERY WHICH WAY by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain (love the language and there’s a fabulous interview at back of book)

SPOOL by Matthew Cooperman

GRASSHOPPERS BEFORE GODS by Karla Cordero

SAVED TWILIGHT: SELECTED POEMS by Julio Cortazar, Trans. by Stephen Kessler

TRUMPOLINI by Bill Costley 

LICHEN LOVES STONE by Jen Crawford

LORD’S OWN ANNOINTED by Kevin Cutrer with drawings by Rob Fairburn

THIS NUMBER DOES NOT EXIST by Mangalesh Dabral

WHITE DECIMAL by Jean Daive, trans. by Norma Cole

RAGS by Steve Dalachinsky 

ORIGINAL SIN by Michael Daley

ADVICE, POEM by Roque Dalton

XXX, poetry and needlepoint by Maria Damon (charming—I also found it quite festive!)

NIGHT SONGS by Kristina Marie Darling

THE ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW, Spring 2016, edited by Lawrence-Minh Bhui Davis and Gerald Maa

DISASTER by Madison Davis (moving and sharp and powerfully evocative. Slowed my read to ensure I caught every word)

FLOUNDERS by Shira Dentz

THE HAND HAS TWENTY-SEVEN BONES—: THESE HANDS IF NOT GODS by Natalie Diaz (charismatic eros. LPR #244)

ROAM by Laressa Dickey

ENVELOPE POEMS by Emily Dickinson (love seeing the ephemerality of these poems. Wonderful production/presentation by Christine Burgin/New Directions)

DIARY OF A NON-DEFLECTOR: SELECTED POEMS by Jim Dine (the line “My trust in you, Beauty, is real” is enough to make the book worthwhile) 

MORSE, MY DEAF FRIEND by Milos Djurdjevi

RED FLASH ON A BLACK FIELD by Joseph Donahue

DROPS OF RAIN / DROPS OF WINE by Patrick James Dunagan

RESTLESS CONTINENT by Aja Couchois Duncan (BRILLIANT. LPR #232)

THE CONVECTIONS by Robert Kelly (much appreciate the poem “PURITY” innit)

HERE AND NOW by Stephen Dunn

TAKE THIS STALLION by Anais Duplan (wonderful poems but I also noticed the effective ordering of the poems—well done so that the poems enhanced each other in addition to presenting their own beauties)

AWKWARD HUGGER by Timothy Dyke

THE ESPRESSO BETWEEN SLEEP AND WAKEFULNESS by Roberto Echavarren, Trans. by Donald Wellman & Author

THE DAY JUDGE SPENCER LEARNED THE POWER OF METAPHOR by Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow (wonderful and wonderfully-detailed)

THE NIGHT’S BELLY by Sara Tuss Efrik, trans. from the Swedish by Paul Cunningham

FACING THE WAVE: A JOURNEY IN THE WAKE OF THE TSUNAMI, memoir with poetry by Gretel Ehrlich

SWAN FEAST by Natalie Eilbert (much to admire; to highlight one, let me say I admire its ambition fully and creatively manifested)

NEEDLE MAKES TRACKS by Dannna Ephland

BREACH OF TRUST / ABUSO DE CONFIANZA by Angel Escobar, trans. by Kristin Dykstra

THE POETRY PROJECT, APRIL/MAY 2016, Editor Betsy Fagin

THE POETRY PROJECT  NEWSLETTER ISSUE #246, Feb./March 2016, editor Betsy Fagin

ALL THE WATER ALL THE WAVES by Kallie Falandays

A WINGED HORSE IN A PLANE by Salah Faik, translated by Maged Zaher (really enjoyed this; found it moving and more)

HERMETIC CITIES & OTHERS by Derek Fenner

SELECTED POEMS & POETIC SERIES by Thomas Fink (an enjoyable feat from a poet who deserves to be more widely read. LPR #236)

THE RATIO OF REASON TO MAGIC: NEW & SELECTED POEMS by Norman Finkelstein (much intelligence)

NOAH’S BOAT by CB Follett

SOWING THE WIND: A REQUIEM IN THE MODERN WORLD by Ed Foster (wise and nuanced. LPR #255)

SHEER INDEFINITE: SELECTED POEMS 1991-2011 by Skip Fox

STORMY MONDAYS by Skip Fox

WIRED TO ZONE by Skip Fox

MY FAULT by Leora Fridman

IN NO MAN’S EAR by Andrew Frisardi

PROPERTY OF SPACE, art monograph by Marc Gaba with essay by Raymond de Borja

WHAT BOOK?! BUDDHA POEMS FROM BEAT TO HIPHOP edited by Gary Gach

FIELD GUIDE TO THE END OF THE WORLD by Jeannine Hall Gailey

POWER BALLAD by Sarah Gambito and art by Edward del Rosario

RUSSIA IN 17 OBJECTS by Julie Gard

from IDYLLS & RUSHES by Susana Gardner

GUERA by Rebecca Gaydos

“DARK TIMES/ FILLED WITH LIGHT,” The Café Review’s tribute to Juan Gelman, edited by Paul Pines

DARK TIMES FILLED WITH LIGHT: THE SELECTED WORK OF JUAN GELMAN, poems Trans. by Hardie St. Martin with Introduction by Paul Pines

PLATO’S CLOSET by Lawrence Giffin

COLLECTED POEMS by Jack Gilbert

MORNING MOON, hay(na)ku poem by Alex Gildzen (enchanting!)

THE BLACK MARIA by Aracelis Girmay

THE RAVICKIANS by Renee Gladman

THRUSH by Louise Gluck with linocut by Harold L. Cohen in 2015 Holiday Broadside from The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University of Buffalo/SUNY.

THREE POEMS by Ann Goldsmith

LOST ORIGINALS by David B. Goldstein

TAKE YOUR HAND OUT OF MY POCKET, SHIVA by Leonard Gontarek (several diamond-like poems)

WRITTEN IN THE DARK: FIVE POETS IN THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD by Gennady Gor, Dmitry Maksimov, Sergey Rudakov, Vladimir Sterligov and Pavel Zaltsman, edited by Polina Barskova with translations by Anand Dibble, Ben Felker-Quinn, Ainsley Morse, Eugene Ostashevsky, Rebekah Smith, Charles Swank, Jason Wagner and Matvei Yankelevich

WHAT WE DO: ESSAYS FOR POETS by Michael Gottlieb

PART, PART EUPHRATES, poems by Arpine Konyalian Grenier

THE PALACE OF FLOWERS by Gerry Grubbs

SPINE by Carolyn Guinzo (lush and, impressively, starkly-writ imagery)

THE ENIGMATIST, Vol. 11, 2016, poetry journal edited by Mike and Joyce Gullickson

ASPECTS OF STRANGERS by Piotr Gwiazda (smart and accomplished)

ORPHAN by Joseph Han

THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY: A DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE, curated by R.R. Hansen (sweeeeet!)

HOW WE BECAME HUMAN: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1975-2001 by Joy Harjo

THE RAPTURE OF EDDY DAEMON (A Posthuman Homage to Shake-Speares Sonnets) by Daniel Y. Harris (impressive and fresh—met its ambition to pay homage to Shakespeare’s sonnets)

67 MOGUL MINIATURES by Raza Ali Hasan (excellent. LPR #240)

HAPPILY by Lyn Hejinian

THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND EYES by Lyn Hejinian

THE UNFOLLOWING by Lyn Hejinian (excellent and satisfying! LPR #238)

DIANOIA by Michael Heller (powerful. LPR #241)

BLINDSIGHT by Greg Hewett

SELECTED POEMS by Geoffrey Hill

BLUE NOCTURNE by W. Nick Hill

NEXT TO LAST WORDS by Daniel Hoffman (wise, poignant and pleasurable reading)

THE TORTOISE OF HISTORY by Anselm Hollo

ECHO THE PILLARS OF NOTHINGNESS by Maleqil Hoque

ARCTIC POEMS by Vicente Huidobro, Trans. by Nathan Hoks (fabulous)

MIDDLE TIME by Angela Hume

GOD’S BREATH HOVERING ACROSS THE WATERS by Henry Israeli

RULES TO WANT by Melanie Jeffrey

THE TRUTH by Ted Joans 

PRELUDE TO A BRUISE by Saeed Jones

DEEP CITY by Megan Kaminski (many wonderfully-wrought moments of enchantment)

PROVIDENCE by Megan Kaminski (such light!)

TO AN AVIARY by Genevieve Kaplan

SAINT PINK by Mary Kasimor (lovely and well-crafted)

THE ROU OF ALCH by Pablo Katchadjian, trans. by Victoria Coccaro and Rebekah Smith

STANZAS ON OZ: POEMS 2011-2014 by David M. Katz

SOUTHNESS by Vincent Katz

HEART THREAD by Robert Kelly (the scale of and sustenance from poem is impressive! LPR #251)

ABANDONED ANGEL: NEW POEMS by Burt Kimmelman (light articulated. LPR #249)

MEGA-CITY REDUX by Alyse Knorr

COMORBID by Ginger Ko

PHANTOM PAINS OF MADNESS by Noelle Kocot

HIPPODROME by Miklavz Komelj, Trans. from the Slovene by Boris Gregoric and Dan Rosenberg

THE AHA MOMENT by Márton Koppány (brilliant. LPR #220) 

IT’LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME by Mark Lamoreaux

FRANKLINSTEIN by Susan Landers

HEAVENLY TREE, NORTHERN EARTH by Gerrit Lansing

THINKING SINGING: SELECTED POEMS OF HANK LAZER / PENSANDO CANTANDO: POESIE SCELTE DI HANK LAZER with Italian translations by Anny Ballardini

SLEEVE NOTES, essays, reviews and interviews by Neil Leadbeater

RECONSOLIDATION: OR IT’S THE GHOSTS WHO WILL ANSWER YOU by Janice Lee (I am still unable to write about my mother’s death—this impressive and moving document inches me closer to the possibility. LPR #258) 

SONATA IN K, novel/poetry by Karen An-hwei Lee

DEAREST ANNIE, YOU WANTED A REPORT ON BERKSON’S CLASS: LETTERS FROM FRANCES LEFEVRE TO ANNE WALDMAN, edited by Lisa Birman

THE UNREQUITED <3<3 OF RED RIDING HOOD & HER LYCAN LOVER by Courtney Leigh

HOPEFULLY, THE ISLAND by Rachel Levitsky in collaboration with artist Susan Bee

NEBULOUS BEGINNINGS & STRINGS by Alicia Cahalane Lewis

JAMMIN’ by Erica Lewis

MY SHAOLIN: A POEM OF STATEN ISLAND by Joel Lewis

HOW TO BE ANOTHER by Susan Lewis

POSIT 9: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND ART, editors Susan Lewis and Bernd Sauermann

MAKING SPACE: A NOTEBOOK by Sandra Lim

ON POEMS ON by Sandra Liu

A SERIES OF UN/NATURAL/DISASTERS by Cheena Marie Lo

NEW POETRY FROM SPAIN, Edited and Translated by Marta Lopez-Luaces, Johnny Lorenz & Edwin M. Lamboy, featuring Juana Castro, Antonio Colinas, Jenaro Talens, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Olvido Garcia Valdes, Diego Martinez Torron, Francisco Ruiz Noguera, Jaime Siles, Cesar Antonio Molina, Julia Otxoa, Miguel Casado, Maria Antonia Ortega, Juan Carlos Sunen, Juan Carlos Mestre, Emilio Porta Tomas Sanchez Santiago, Rodolfo Hasler, Blanca Andreu, Amalia Iglesias Serna, Jorge Riechmann, Marta Lopez Luaces, Luis Munoz, Jordi Doce, Vicente Luis Mora and Ernesto Garcia Lopez

ECLIPSE BABEL by Brian Lucas

DIARY by Yanyi Luo

ROUGE by Kimberly Lyons (worthwhile reading, with a particularly stellar poem “Inhabited Nothingness Chair”)

ONGOINGNESS: THE END OF A DIARY by Sarah Manguso

JOINING THE DOTS / UNITI PUNCTELE by Monica Manolachi

SHADOW OF THE HERON by Djelloul Marbrook (the line “books cannot ballast the dizzying world” is enough to make the book worthwhile)

PAPER CHILDREN by Mariana Marin, Trans. by Adam J. Sorkin

MINIMA ST. by Joseph Massey

ORANGES IN JANUARY by Pansy Maurer-Alvarez (luminous and effects much (dark) pleasure)

PLAN / K by Kristi Maxwell

KAOLIN OR, HOW DOES A GIRL LIKE YOU GOT TO BE A GIRL LIKE YOU? by Sophie Mayer

A YEARBOOK, poetry/memoir by Jim McCrary (sharp and poignantly sharp)

KING KONG by rob mclennan (stellar crafting)

THE ROSE CONCORDANCE by rob mclennan (lovely)

FOUR STORIES by rob mclennan (pleasurable reading)

STILLNESS SEQUENCE by Tim McPeck

PHANTOM HOUR by James Meetze

THE BEES MAKE MONEY IN THE LION by Lo Kwa Mei-en

MTL/BFL/ETE/QUINZE by Paige Melin

DEAR DARRELL (FORNEY) by Ann Menebroker

DON’T LET’S by Edric “of Great Lakes” Mesmer

YELLOWFIELD #11, APRI 2016, literary and arts journal curated by Edric Mesmer

ANY LIE YOU TELL WILL BE THE TRUTH by Stephen Paul Miller (perhaps my favorite of his poetry books. LPR #239)

As played on Amazon’s Alexa: HAMILTON by Lin-Manuel Miranda (way cool)

THE WORLD AS PRESENCE / EL MUNDO COMO SER by Marcelo Morales, Trans. by Kristin Dykstra

THEY AND WE WILL GET INTO TROUBLE FOR THIS by Anna Moschovakis (distinct and pleasurable. LPR #221)

WHAT THOUGHTS by John Most

NEW YEAR, TWENTY SIXTEEN, poetry card-broadside by Sheila Murphy

GRIM SERIES by Kristine Ong Muslim

AGE OF BLIGHT: STORIES by Kristine Ong Muslim

I MUST BE LIVING TWICE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Eileen Myles

INFERNO (A POET’S NOVEL) by Eileen Myles

SONGS FROM A MOUNTAIN by Amanda Nadelberg

ASCENSION: POETRY OF A VILLAGE TAOIST by Rene Navarro (in manuscript)

ANIMALS OF DAWN by Murat Nemet-Nejat

THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson (profound, witty, moving. LPR #235) 

NESTING INSTINCT by Jesse Nissim (so smart! Wonderful read!)

WHERE THEY WOULD NEVER BE INVITED by Jesse Nissim (excellent conceptual underpinnings; movingly manifested)

HI-DENSITY POLITICS by Urayoan Noel (hot lucidities. LPR#242)

DIURNAL by Jane Noritz-Nakagawa (elegantly-made)

THE MATH OF GIFT by HeidiLynn Nilsson

CERTAIN MAGICAL ACTS by Alice Notley

BENEDICTION by Alice Notley (capacious. LPR #234)

NEGATIVITY’S KISS by Alice Notley

NEW LIFE by Dan O’Brien

PACIFIC RIM REVIEW OF BOOKS ISSUE 20, Editor Richard Olafson

THE GOLD CELL by Sharon Olds

OLD BALLERINA CLUB by Sharon Olinka

LONG LIFE: ESSAYS AND OTHER WRITINGS by Mary Oliver

IN ADVANCE OF THE BROKEN JUSTY by John Olson

GEORGE OPPEN: NEW COLLECTED POEMS edited by Michael Davidson with Preface by Eliot Weinberger (BUT. OF. COURSE. LPR #223) 

PACIFIC STANDARD TIME by Kevin Opstedal

SELF IS WOLF by Nicole Oquendo

AUTOCINEMA by Gaspar Orozco, Trans. by Mark Weiss

STUDY & OTHER POEMS ON ART by Yuko Otomo (lovely and luminous. LPR #253)

ARRIVE ON WAVE: COLLECTED POEMS of GIL OTT, edited by Trace Peterson, Gregory Laynor & Eli Goldblatt 

NATURAL HISTORY RAPE MUSEUM by Danielle Pafunda (so necessary. LPR #230)

SIGHTINGS: SELECTED WORKS (2000-2001) by Shin Yu Pai

SHEEP PIECE by Shin Yu Pai 

STONES by Shin Yu Pai

MY 100 POEMS by lars palm

UNCREATED MIRROR by Tamas Panitz (pleasingly fresh. LPR #252)

WE WILL SEE THE SCATTER by Jasmine Nikki C. Paredes

FLESH OF LEVIATHAN by Chus Pato, Trans. by Erin Moure

STRUCTURAL SUPPORT: POEMS FROM BELLADONNA’S STUDIO ASSISTANTS by Ana Paula, Angela Nichols, Brenna Lee, Julia Tolo, Masha Jennings, Phoebe Glick, Samaya Abdus-Salaam and Shaun Marie (based on these poems, the future of poetry is just fine Thank You Very Much!)

RECONNAISSANCE: NEW & SELECTED POEMS AND POETIC JOURNALS (2005-2015) by Mark Pawlak

AN INTERMITTENT MUSIC by Ted Pearson

AIR ON THE AIR: SELECTED POEMS OF JUAN SANCHEZ PELAEZ, translated by Guillermo Parra

LANDSCAPE/HEARTBREAK by Michelle Penaloza (well-conceived and manifested)

ALL THINGS LOSE THOUSANDS OF TIMES by Angela Penaredondo

THE FIELD by Robert Andrew Perez

AFTER HISTORY by Douglas Piccinnini in VERSE, VOL. 32, NUMBERS 1-3

THE TORNADO IS THE WORLD by Catherine Pierce (meticulously wrought; enlivens the disaster poem)

WHERE YOU WANT TO BE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Kevin Pilkington

CHARLOTTE SONGS by Paul Pines (enchanting! Best father-daughter themed poetry collection I’ve read in a long while)

FUTURES TRADING: ANTHOLOGY THREE, Editor Caleb Puckett (favorite anthology in 2016)

AXIAL STONES: AN ART OF PRECARIOUS BALANCE, art monograph by George Quasha (a delight!)

GLOSSODELIA ATTRACT: PREVERBS by George Quasha

THINGS DONE FOR THEMSELVES: PREVERBS by George Quasha

THE DAIMON OF THE MOMENT: PREVERBS by George Quasha

THE ART OF EXPORTING by Cristina Querrer (lyrical and stylistic enchantment. LPR #229)

THE BUTTERFLY CATCHER, novel-in-progress by Cristina Querrer (lovely and promising! In manuscript)

THE ROMANCE OF SIAM: A POCKET GUIDE by Jai Arun Ravine

FLESHGRAPHS by Brynne Rebele-Henry

AFTER SWANN by Marthe Reed (stellar joys)

A TRANSPARENT REALITY by Marthe Reed

NIGHTS READING :: BURTON’S THOUSAND AND ONE ::, poems by Marthe Reed (lush language creates a feast for all senses. LPR #228)

THROWN by Marthe Reed and j/j hastain (high (e.g. sophisticated) collabs!)

FIVE POINTS by Patrick Reidy

SPIRAL STAIRCASE by Hirato Renkichi, Trans. by Sho Sugita

THE SONG OF THE DEAD by Pierre Reverdy, translated by Dan Bellm (had me vibrating on my seat the poems are so goooood! LPR#248)

FOX: POEMS 1998-2000 by Adrienne Rich

SILVIJA by Sandra Ridley

SHOCK THERAPY: THE WRITING ASYLUM ANTHOLOGY, curated by Michael Riedell

ANEMAL UTER MECK by Mg Roberts

RESIDUUM by Martin Rock

LIKE THE RAINS COME: SELECTED POEMS (1987-2006) by Mercedes Roffe, Trans. by Janet Greenberg

PLUCKING THE STINGER by Stephanie Rogers

TRIBUTE by Stephen Romer

OCULAR PROOF by Martha Ronk

POLAND / 1931 by Jerome Rothenberg (beautiful edition by Unicorn Press printed by Noel Young on a handmade Japanese paper. Powerful poems and a wonderful production)

EYEWITNESS by Natalie Safir

DEAD LETTER by Jocelyn Saidenberg

SKY JOURNAL by Hassen Saker

OROPEL / TINSEL by Raquel Salas-Rivera (wonderful!)

ALGARAVIAS / ECHO CHAMBER by Waly Salomao, Trans. by Maryam Monalisa Gharavi (fabulous and witty. LPR #237)

OVER HEAR: SIX TYPES OF POETRY EXPERIMENT IN AOTEAROA / NEW ZEALAND by Lisa Samuels

A TALE OF MAGICIANS WHO PUFFED UP MONEY THAT LOST ITS PUFF by Kaia Sand

TAIL OF THE WHALE by Alice Sant’Anna, trans. from Portuguese by Tiffany Higgins

MICROCHIPS FOR MILLIONS by Janice Lobo Sapigao (I read this in manuscript and it was powerful then; Edwin Lozada’s book design and Jessica Sabogal’s cover image created a fittingly powerful object for Janice’s words. LPR #257)

THE ORCHARD GREEN AND EVERY COLOR by Zach Savich

REMISSION by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno

RADIO SILENCE by Philip Schaefer and Jeff Whitney (a knockout. LPR #224)

HANDBOOK FOR HANDS THAT ALTER AS WE HOLD THEM OUT by Kate Schapira

PROVINCE OF NUMB ERRS by Jared Schickling

MORNING OPERA by Burt Schneider

MEMORY CARDS: THOMAS TRAHERNE SERIES by Susan M. Schultz (excellent enough to blurb!)

POSITIVE MAGNETS, Issue 1, poetry zine edited by Collin Schuster featuring Jamie Felton, Jeff Miller, Kevin Opstedal, Edmund Berrigan, Stephen Ellis, Jess Mynes, Stacey Szymaszek and Hoa Nguyen

COMING TO JAKARTA: A POEM ABOUT TERROR by Peter Dale Scott

SHAKESPEARE: THE INVENTION OF THE HUMAN, study by Harold Bloom

LOOK by Solmaz Sharif

WOMAN AT THE CUSP by Daniel Shapiro

ENTANGLED BANK by James Sherry (outstanding piece in “Written in a Subway Stalled Under the East River”)

UNBEARABLE SPLENDOR by Sun Yung Shin (radiance amidst darkness. LinkedInPoetry Recommendation (LPR) #245) 

TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH by Warsan Shire

SEEDINGS, Issue One, Editor Jerrold Shiroma (always lovely to see a new poetry journal!) 

GRAMMAR RULSE by Daviel Shy

HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY by Eleni Sikelianos (rather cool)

HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE ANIMAL GLOBE by Eleni Sikelianos and art by Christine Lee

TO SPEAK WHILE DREAMING by Eleni Sikelianos

ORLANDO by Sandra Simonds in VERSE, VOL. 32, NUMBERS 1-3

STAYING ALIVE by Laura Sims (ravishing. LPR #226)

SEED IN SNOW by Knuts Skujenieks, trans. by Bitite Vinklers

LIFE-LIST by Jessica Smith (poems writ on skies, not pages)

ORDINARY LIGHT by Tracy K. Smith

THE FLY TRUFFLER by Gustaf Sobin

AS FAR AS I KNOW by Joseph Somoza

INTENTIONS OF ALIGNED DEMARCATIONS by Felino A. Soriano

OF/WITH: JOURNAL OF IMMANENT RENDITIONS, Editor Felino A. Soriano

AUGUST by Staajabu

LOST WAX: TRANSLATION THROUGH THE VOID by Jonathan Stalling with translations by Zhou Yu, Yao Benbiao, Nick Admussen, Jami Proctor-Xu, Jennifer Feeley, Eleanoir Goodman, Lucas Klein and Andrea Lingenfelter and sculpture and photography by Amy Stalling (fabulous example of poetry-in-progress, LPR #219)

VIEWS FROM TORNADO ISLAND by Charles Stein

YOUR LAPIDARIUM FEELS WROUGHT by Jennifer Stella

BECAUSE I CAN SEE NEEDING A KNIFE by Noah Stetzer

MOON TALK by Wade Stevenson

ALMOST PERFECT FORMS by Michael Stewart

DOMESTICATION HANDBOOK by Kristen Stone

THE GREENHOUSE by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

MAINLAND by Stinne Storm

OUR ANIMAL by Meredith Stricker

LIFE IN A TIN CAN: THE REAL PIANO VAN by Chris Stroffolino 

SONG OF THE YUKON by Trisha Sugarek

OPERATIONS, poetry/poetics by Moez Surani (brilliant. LPR #256)

HOW TO DRAW A RHINOCEROS by Kate Sutherland

UNFINISHED STUDY OF A FRENCH GIRL by Todd Swift (well-done)

THE UNFOLDING CENTER by Arthur Sze and art by Susan York plus a conversation with John Yau (so resonant. LPR #218)

RADIO: WIRELESS POEM IN THIRTEEN MESSAGES & UNCOLLECTED POEMS by Kyn Taniya, Trans. by David Shook with graphics by Daniel Godinez-Nivon

DREAMCRASHERS by Susan Terris

THREE SHADOW INVENTIONS by t thilleman (in manuscript)

ERATIO#22 edited by Gregory St. Vincent Thomasino 

ODDS ARE by Lary Timewell

STEREO. ISLAND. MOSAIC. by Vincent Toro

POSY: A CHARM ALMANACK & ATLAS by Elizabeth Treadwell (enchanting!)

BRAZILIAN IS NOT A RACE by Wendy Trevino

A SOUL INSIDE EACH STONE by John Tripoulas

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Panagiotis A. Tsonis

HUNTER MONIES by Jen Tynes (admirably taut: every word a necessity)

BORDER MUSIC by Paul Vangelisti

WANDERING IN WORD by Kees van Meel

ALPHABET NOIR by Nico Vassilakis

TOPOLOGY—ON VISITING THE DISSECTING SUITE by Zoe Venditozzi

POETRY IS: JOSE GARCIA VILLA’S PHILOSOPHY OF POETRY edited by Robert L King

WHERESO by Karen Volkman

NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS by Ocean Vuong (wonderful: perhaps the most polished first poetry book I’ve read in the past ten years or so. LPR #247)

TRACES: POEMS TO PAINTINGS with poems by James Wagner and paintings by Nava Waxman (Wagner’s a really stellar poet of ekphrasis and I enjoyed his latest effort with Waxman’s deceptively powerful paintings)

WANDERING HONG KONG WITH SPIRITS by Liu Waitong, trans. by Enoch Yee-lok Tam, Desmond Sham, Audrey Heijns, Chan Lai-kuan and Cao Shuying

VOICE’S DAUGHTER OF A HEART YET TO BE BORN by Anne Waldman

SELECTED POEMS by Keith Waldrop

WHEN THEY HAVE SENSES by Rosmarie Waldrop

CELESTIAL JOYRIDE by Michael Waters

PEI PEI THE MONKEY KING by Wawa, trans. by Henry Wei Lung

OR, THE AMBIGUITIES by Karen Weiser (fabulous, even pleasurable)

LATEST VOLCANO by Tana Jean Welch

SO WHAT SO THAT by Marjorie Welish

METEOR SHOWER by Anne Whitehouse (lovely and resonant)

THREE POEMS by Max Wickert

GHOST NETS by John Wilkinson

DISINHERITANCE by John Sibley Williams

A GAME OF CORRESPONDENCE by Valerie Witte (fabulous)

THE CRANE IS FLYING by David Almaleck Wolinsky

OF BEINGS ALONE by Lissa Wolsak

LEARN TO LOVE EXPLOSIVES by Geoffrey Woolf (deft and pleasingly energetic with enjoyable twists)

ONE BIG SELF: AN INVESTIGATION by C.D. Wright

ONE WITH OTHERS [A LITTLE BOOK OF HER DAYS] by C.D. Wright

THE POET, THE LION, TALKING PICTURES, EL FAROLITO, A WEDDING IN ST. ROCH, THE BIG BOX STORE, THE WARP IN THE MIRROR, SPRING, MIDNIGHTS, FIRE & ALL by C.D. Wright (LPR #233)

NOT WRITTEN WORDS by Xi Xi, poems trans. by Jennifer Feeley (What a feat! Marvelous voice. Just Awesome! LPR #250) 

DEBTS & LESSONS by Lynn Xu (evocative)

SOME WORLDS FOR DR. VOGT by Matvei Yankelevich

BARTER by Monica Youn

THE DAY UNDERNEATH THE DAY by C. Dale Young

LITHIC TYPOLOGY by Mark Young (as ever, witty and wise. Also heartened to see the hay(na)ku in this collection)

MINERAL TERPSICHORE by Mark Young

SOME MORE STRANGE METEORITES by Mark Young (in manuscript. so fabulous I decided to publish it in 2017 through Meritage Press!)

15 CHINESE SILENCES by Timothy Yu (fabulous!)

100 CHINESE SILENCES by Timothy Yu (BRILLIANT. LPR #227)

THE POND IN ROOM 318 by Kip Zegers


Art: 13

INSIDE THE ART STUDIO: A GUIDED TOUR OF 37 ARTISTS’ CREATIVE SPACES edited by Mary Burzlaff Bostic and the editors of AMERICAN ARTIST magazine

THE NEW CHRISTMAS TREE by Carrie Brown with photographs by Paige Green

DANIEL DOUKE, art monograph (Nevada Museum of Art, 2016)

RHYTHM FIELD: THE DANCE OF MOLISSA FENLEY, Edited by Ann Murphy and Molissa Fenley

NEW PAINTINGS by PAUL FENNIAK, art monograph (Forum Gallery, 2016)

INSIDE THE ARTIST’S STUDIO by Joe Fig

FROM GRAFTON TO THE GUGGENHEIM, art monograph on Max Gimblett

CHAIM GROSS: ON WITH THE SHOW, art monograph

HADID: COMPLETE WORKS 1979-TODAY, architecture monograph

THE GREAT CALIFORNIA ART MOVEMENT: UC DAVIS FINE ART ALUMNI EXHIBITION: 1960-1990, edited by Melissa Mabuchi, Krista Bonelli and Mark Rudd

BROKEN VERSE, art monograph by Darrell Nettles

ARCHIE RAND / EUGENIO MONTALE: “MEN WHO TURN BACK”, art monograph with poem

HUMANS OF NEW YORK, photography/interviews by Brandon Stanton



Fiction: 39

THE FIRST ORDER, novel by Jeff Abbott

THE HIT, novel by David Baldacci

THE TARGET, novel by David Baldacci

THE GUILTY, novel by David Baldacci

THE INNOCENT, novel by David Baldacci

THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, novel by A.J. Banner

THE WIDOW, novel by Fiona Barton

THE SHADOW PATROL, novel by Alex Berenson

THE NIGHT RANGER, novel by Alex Berenson

VINCIGUERRA, short stories by Elaine Castillo

MAKE ME, novel by Lee Child

FOOL ME ONCE, novel by Harlan Coben

HOME, novel by Harlan Coben

LIBERTY’S LAST STAND, novel by Stephen Coonts

THE ART OF WAR, novel by Stephen Coonts

THE DARK TIDE, novel by Andrew Cross

SENTINEL, novel by Matthew Dunn

DARK SPIES, novel by Matthew Dunn

COUNTERSPY, novella by Matthew Dunn

GUILTY MINDS, novel by Joseph Finder

BROKEN, novel by Karin Fossum (brilliant!)

I CAN SEE IN THE DARK, novel by Karin Fossum

BACK BLAST, novel by Mark Greaney

THE GRAY MAN, novel by Mark Greaney

DEAD EYE, novel by Mark Greaney

ORPHAN X, novel by Gregg Hurwitz

MY STRUGGLE, VOL. 5, autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgard

THE STOLEN ONES, novel by Owen Laukkanen

THE PROFESSIONALS, novel by Owen Laukkanen

CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE, novel by Owen Laukkanen

KILL FEE, novel by Owen Laukkanen

THE FACE OF DEATH, novel by Cody McFady

ORBIT, novel by John J. Nance

THE INQUISITOR, novel by Mark Allen Smith

THE FARM, novel by Tom Robb Smith

ILUSTRADO, novel by Miguel Syjuco

FOREIGN AGENT, novel by Brad Thor

I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS, novel by Lily Tuck

THE CELLAR, novel by Minette Walters


Others: 21

GIRL DRIVE: CRISS-CROSSING AMERICA, REDEFINING FEMINISM by Ema Bee Bernstein and Nona Willis Aronowitz

THE OREGON TRAIL: A NEW AMERICAN JOURNEY, journalism/history by Rinker Buck

THE ARCTIC HOMESTEAD: THE TRUE STORY OF ONE FAMILY’S SURVIVAL AND COURAGE IN THE ALASKAN WILDS by Norma Cobb and Charles W. Sasser

A VERY EASY DEATH, memoir by Simone De Beauvoir

MICRO SHELTERS: 59 CREATIVE CABINS, TINY HOUSES AND OTHER SMALL STRUCTURES by Derek Diedricksen

AMERICA 1933: THE GREAT DEPRESSION, LORENA HICKOCK, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, AND THE SHAPING OF THE NEW DEAL, history by Michael Golay

THE NOVEL OF JUSTICE: SELECTED ESSAYS 1968-1994 by N.V.M. Gonzalez

THE DOG MERCHANTS: INSIDE THE BIG BUSINESS OF BREEDERS, PET STORES AND RESCUERS, journalism by Kim Kavin

ONE MAN’S WILDERNESS: AN ALASKAN ODYSSEY by Sam Keith from the journals and photographs of Richard Proenneke

LIGHTS OUT: A CYBERATTACK, A NATION UNPREPARED, SURVIVING THE AFTERMATH, journalism by Ted Koppel

THE FINAL FRONTIERSMAN: HEIMO KORTH AND HIS FAMILY, ALONE IN ALASKA’S ARCTIC WILDERNESS, biography by James Campbell

THREE CUPS OF DECEIT, journalism by Jon Krakauer

ONIONS IN THE STEW, memoir by Betty MacDonald

TRICKSTERS & COSMOPOLITANS: CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATIONS IN ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY PUBLICATIONS, race & ethnic study by Rei Magosaki

FAST INTO THE NIGHT: A WOMAN, HER DOGS, AND THEIR JOURNEY NORTH ON THE IDITAROD TRAIL by Debbie Clarke Moderow

THE ACCORDION FAMILY: BOOMERANG KIDS, ANXIOUS PARENTS AND THE PRIVATE TOLL OF GLOBAL COMPETITION, study by Katherine S. Newman

THE VIOLET HOUR: GREAT WRITERS AT THE END, study by Katie Roiphe

APARTMENT THERAPY by Maxwell Ryan and Janel Laban with photographs by Melanie Acevedo

THIS IS WHAT FEMINISM LOOKS LIKE, 2014 collection by The Sitting Room (Sonoma, CA)

TWO OLD WOMEN: AN ALASKA LEGEND OF BETRAYAL, COURAGE AND SURVIVAL by Velma Wallis

THE BIG TINY: A BUILT-IT-MYSELF MEMOIR by Dee Williams

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