Friday, December 23, 2005

BOOKS 2006

1. (If I could I'd give these to everyone I meet)
Allan Peterson, All the Lavish in Common (Massachusetts)
Daisy Fried, My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again (Pitt)
Farid Matuk, Is It the King? (Effing)

2. (Simply the best we have)
Katie Degentesh, The Anger Scale (Combo)
Tony Millionaire, Billy Hazelnuts (Fantagraphics)
Michael Friedman, Martian Dawn (Turtle Point)
Sina Queyras, Lemon Hound (Coach House)
CAConrad, Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull)
David Hadbawnik, SF Spleen (Skanky Possum)
Steve Carll, Tracheal Centrifuge (Factory School)
Frederick Seidel, Ooga-Booga (FSG)
Franz Wright, God's Silence (Knopf)

3. (I'll be rereading these for years)
Terrance Hayes, Wind in a Box (Penguin)
Carrie McGath, Small Murders (New Issues)
Anselm Berrigan, Some Notes on My Programming (Edge)
Natasha Tretheway, Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin)
Jeffrey Harrison, Incomplete Knowledge (Four Way)
Joshua Clover, The Totality for Kids (California)
Jessica Abel, La Perdida (Pantheon)
Rodney Koeneke, Musee Mechanique (BlazeVox)
Gary Lenhart, The Stamp of Class (Michigan)
Jean-Paul Pecqueur, The Case Against Happiness (Alice James)
Rodney Jones, Salvation Blues (Houghton Mifflin)

4. (Lucky find)
Wayne Chambliss, The Traveling Salesman Problem (The Caitlins)
Mike Hauser, crets crets crets (Rust Buckle)
Andrew Schelling, Two Elk (Bootstrap)
Justin Sirois, Silver Standard (newlights)
Brooks Johnson, drugs (privately printed)
Arlo Quint, Days on End (Open 24 Hrs)

5. (Terrific)
Richard Meier, Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar (Wave)
Elizabeth Willis, Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan)
Kira Henehan, Seven Palms (Fungo)
Joanna Fuhrman, Moraine (Hanging Loose)
Simon Pettet, More Winnowed Fragments (Talisman House, Publishers)
Julie Lechevsky, Glass Ceiling (Chuckwagon)
Maureen Owen, Erosion's Pull (Coffee House)
Carson Cistulli, Assorted Fictions (Chuckwagon)
Jeannine Hall Gailey, Becoming the Villainess (Steel Toe)
Michael Sikkema, Code Over Code (Lamehouse)
Alyssa Wolf, Vaudeville (Otis)
Wayne Koestenbaum, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films (Turtle Point)
Chase Twichell, Dog Language (Copper Canyon)
Michael Casey, Cindi's Fur Coat (Chuckwagon)
Dana Ward, New Couriers (Dusie)
John Yau, Paradiso Diaspora (Penguin)
Anna Moschovakis, I Have Not Able To Get Through to Everyone (Turtle Point)
Ann Stephenson, Wirework (Tent)
Bob Hershon, Calls from the Outside World (Hanging Loose)
Parker Zane Allen, Small Town PZA (Small Town)
Jim Goar, Whole Milk (Effing)

6. (Good things tucked away in these)
Reb Livingston & Molly Arden, eds., The Bedside Guide to... No Tell Motel (No Tell)
Erin Belieu, Black Box (Copper Canyon)
Noelle Kocot, Poem for the End of Time (Wave)
Linh Dinh, Borderless Bodies (Factory School)
Ada Limon, Lucky Wreck (Autumn House)
Brandon Brown, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (Cy Press)
Patrick Rosal, My American Kundiman (Persea)
Alex Lemon, Mosquito (Tin House)
Elizabeth Treadwell, Cornstarch Figurine (Dusie)
Mark Strand, Man and Camel (Knopf)


?. (I just don't get it)
Gerald Stern, Everything Is Burning (WW Norton)
Dirk Rowntree, War, a musical (Subpress)

*Excluding books I wrote, edited, or was part of the author support team,
e.g. The Moon Is Moving, Some South American Poets, Siste Viator, et al.

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