Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"THE LinkedIn POETRY ALL-STARS"

is a list of poetry publications that I've read and loved/love.  The list will be updated over time as I read and love what I read. I read poetry frequently and stylistically as widely as I can.


Why LinkedIn? After joining it in 2013, I realized I could use it as a forum for recommending (others') poetry. My choices mostly reflect poetry readings as of 2013, though if I recall a poetry book I read pre-2013 and loved, I'll add it on the list.  These readings are not necessarily of recently-published poetry as I do read poetry years after their publication dates.  And Poetry, too, is a "job-hunter" -- for readers...

Do go to the prior post for a convenient List of Represented Publishers, which presents links to their web or other online sites. 

I am fortunate in having roles that expose me to much poetry (e.g. editing the most fun online poetry review, Galatea Resurrects, and I do try to read every single review copy sent, whether or not I review it). I hope my "LinkedIn Poetry All-Stars" (sorry but that title amuses Moi) will be another way for people to discover poetry that might not otherwise receive their attention.  That's really all I'm doing: paying attention and drawing attention to ...


LINKED-IN POETRY RECOMMENDATIONS:
Most publications are poetry collections, unless stated otherwise.

#153: AFTER-CAVE by Michelle DeTorie (Ahsahta Press, Boise, ID, 2014)

#152: SALSA by Hsia Yu, Trans. by Steve Bradbury (Zephyr Press, Brookline, MA, 2014)

#151: CANYON IN THE BODY by Lan Lan, Trans. by Fiona Sze-Lorrain (Zephyr Press, Brookline, MA, 2014)

#150: CRUSHING SOFT RUBIES: A MEMOIR by Janet Stickmon (Broken Shackle Publishing, Oakland, CA, 2003 / 2014)

#149: WRITTEN 1987-2013 by Paul Inman (If P then Q, Manchester, U.K., 2014)

#147-148: MANUAL and IMAGEMS 1, both by Richard Berengarten (Shearsman Books/Chapbooks, Bristol, U.K., 2014)

#146: TO KEEP TIME by Joseph Massey (Omnidawn, Richmond, CA, 2014)

#145: FROM UNINCORPORATED TERRITORY [ GUMA ] by Craig Santos Perez (Omnidawn, Richmond, CA, 2014)

#144: POEM OF DIMINISHING POETICITY by Angelo Suarez (SP, Quezon City, Philippines, nd)

#143: DOUBLESPACE: POEMS 1971-1989 by Hank Lazer (Segue, New York, 1992)

#142: EURYDICE'S SONGS, poems by William Borden and monotypes by Douglas Kinsey (St. Andrews College Press, Laurinburg, NC, 1999)

#141: ROLY POLY / BICHO BOLA by Victoria Estol, Trans. from Spanish by Seth Michelson (Toad Press, Claremont, CA, 2014)

#140: IN THE ICE HOUSE by Genevieve Kaplan (Red Hen Press, Pasadena, 2011)

#139: THE BODY ACHES [POEMS AND HAY(NA)KU] by Ernesto Priego (SP, Mexico City, 2005)

#138: HANDIWORK by Amaranth Borsuk (Slope Editions, New York / New Hampshire / Massachusetts, 2012)

#137: THE COUNTRY I REMEMBER by David Mason (Story Line Press, Brownsville, OR, 1996)

#136: THE WAY WE LIVE by Burt Kimmelman (Dos Madres Press, Loveland, OH, 2013)

#135: BY THE HOURS: SELECTED POEMS EARLY & UNCOLLECTED by Eric Hoffman (Dos Madres Press, Loveland, OH, 2013)

#134: OPEN NIGHT by Aaron Lowinger (Transmission Press, San Francisco, 2008)

#133: THE WHOLE MARIE by Barbara Maloutas (Ahsahta Press, Boisie, ID, 2009)

#132: SMALL WORKS by Pam Rehm (Flood Editions, Chicago, 2005)

#131: THE OLD LIFE by Donald Hall (Houghton Mifflin, Boston / N.Y., 2008)

#130: #! by Nick Montfort (Counterpath, Denver, 2014)

#129: INTERVAL by Kaia Sand (Edge Books, Washington D.C., 2004)

#128: I DIDN'T KNOW MANI WAS A CONCEPTUALIST by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde (Math Paper Press, Singapore, 2014)

#127: RED BOOK OF BLUES by Ryan Gallagher (Bootstrap Press, Lowell, MA/Oakland, CA, 2014)

#126: THE HOAX OF CONTAGION by Michael Leong (Naissance Chapbooks, Lancaster, PA, 2010)

#125: THEY TALK ABOUT DEATH by Alessandra Bava (Blood Pudding Press, Ohio, 2014)

#124: SLIGHT RETURN: REMIX AND EKPHRASIS by Robert Archambeau (Argotist E-Books, Online, 2011)

#123: THE GALLOPING MAN AND FIVE OTHER POEMS by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino (E-Ratio Editions, Online, 2014)

#122: V: WAVESON.NETS / LOSING L'UNA by Stephanie Strickland (Penguin Poets, New York etc., 2002)

#121: END OF THE SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY by Sarah Vap (Noemi Press, Las Cruces, NM, 2013)

#120: THE ECLECTIC WORLD by Mark Young (gradient books, Finland, 2014)

#119: THE TRANQUILIZED TONGUE by Eric Baus (City Lights, San Francisco, 2014)

#118: HOARD by Jaime Robles (Shearsman Books, Bristol, U.K., 2013)

#117: THERE ARE THINGS WE LIVE AMONG: ESSAYS ON THE OBJECT WORLD by Jennifer Moxley (Flood Editions, Chicago, 2012)

#116: TATTERED BOAT by Luis H. Francia (University of the Philippines Press, 2014)

#115: THE TV SUTRAS by Dodie Bellamy (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, 2014)

#114: THE NOTHING THAT IS by John Olson (Ravenna Press, 2014)

#113: COMPLETE MINIMAL POEMS by Aram Saroyan (2nd Edition) (Ugly Duckling Presse / Primary Information, Brooklyn, 2014)

#112: FATE LINES / DESIRE LINES by Caleb Puckett (Mammoth Publications, Lawrence, KS, 2014)

#111: MOONBOOK AND SUNBOOK by Willis Barnstone (Tupelo Press, 2014)

#110:  MUTTER-BABEL by Christine Wertheim (Counterpath, 2014)

#109: DIPSTICK/(DIPTYCH) by Tom Beckett (Marsh Hawk Press, 2014)

#108: IMAGINED SONS by Carrie Etter (Seren, 2014)

#107: SOUVENIR by Aimee Suzara (WordTech Editions, 2014)

#106:  STILL. WALK. by William Allegrezza (gradient press, 2014)

#105: ALL NIGHTMARE (poetry introductions) by Josef Kaplan (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014)

#104: MEMORY HOLES (memoir by poet) Erin Virgil (Monkey Puzzle Press, Harrison, Arkansas, 2014)

#103: READING THE DIFFICULTIES: DIALOGUES WITH CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN INNOVATIVE POETRY Edited by Thomas Fink and Judith Halden-Sullivan (University of Alabama Press, 2014)

#102: THE UNFINISHED BOOKS I-VI by Mark DuCharme (BlazeVOX Books, 2013)

#101: A MESSENGER COMES by Rachel Tzvia Back (Singing Horse Press, 2012)

#100:  REVELATOR by Ron Silliman (Book Thug, 2013)

#99: THE ERRANT ASTROLOGERS by Felipe Benitez Reyes, trans. from the Spanish by Emily Toder (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)

#98:   LITTLE “g” GOD GROWS TIRED OF ME, poems by Aby Kaupang (SpringGun Press, 2013)

#97: IMAGO FOR THE FALLEN WORLD, poems by Matthew Cooperman and art by Marius Lehene (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013)

#96: OF: VOL. I, poems by Ossian Foley (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)

#95: WE BURY THE LANDSCAPE: AN EXHIBITION-COLLECTION by Kristine Ong Muslim (Queen's Ferry Press, 2012)

#94: "SHE'S WELCOME TO HER DISEASE": DEMENTIA BLOG [VOLUME TWO] by Susan M. Schultz (Singing Horse Press, 2013)

#93: POEMS' PROGRESS by Wendy Barker (Absey & Co., 2002)

#92: THE GARDEN: SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT FOR ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION, poetry and visual poetry by Ed Steck (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)

#91: POCKET PARK: FOUR SEASONS IN POEMS AND PHOTOS by Claudia Carlson (Marsh Hawk Press, 2013)

#90: KEPT WOMEN by Kate Durbin (Insert Press / Parrot 15, 2012)

#89: pleth by j/j hastain and Marthe Reed (Unlikely Books, 2013)

#88: FORTY-ONE JANE DOE'S by Carrie Olivia Adams (Ahsahta Press, 2013)

#87: SAKRA BOCCATA by Jose Antonio Mazzoti, Trans. by Clayton Eshleman (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)

#86: THE CODICILS by Mark Young (Otoliths, 2013)

#85: ALL THAT GORGEOUS PITILESS SONG by Rebecca Foust (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2010)

#84: FROM DELANCEY WEST by Brian Jackson (BlazeVOX Books, 2013)

#83: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PHILIP LAMANTIA, edited by Garrett Caples, Andrew Joron and Nancy Joyce Peters (University of California Press, 2013)

#82: JUST KIDS, memoir of life with Robert Maplethorpe by Patti Smith (ecco/Harper Collins, New York, 2010)

#81: WHAT THE STONES REMEMBER: A LIFE REDISCOVERED, memoir by Patrick Lane (Trumpeter / Shambhala, Boston & London, 2006)

#80: THE FADING SMILE: POETS IN BOSTON FROM ROBERT LOWELL TO SYLVIA PLATH by Peter Davison (biography involving Robert Frost, Robert Lowell, Richard Wilbur, W.S. Merwin, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath, among others, Norton, 1994)

#79: JOYRIDE by Thomas Fink (Marsh Hawk Press, 2013)

#78: DEATH CENTOS by Diana Arterian (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)


#77: EVENING WILL COME: WOMEN OF VISUAL POETRY ISSUE Edited by Jessica Smith (The Volta, 2013)

#76: HELLO, THE ROSES by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge (New Directions, 2013)

#75: FINDING MY ELEGY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

#74: "SONG," visual poetry by Marton Koppany (The Blind Chatelaine's Keys, 2013)

#73: ntst: THE COLLECTED PWOERMDS OF GEOF HUTH (if p then q, 2010)

#72: HAIKU by Ivy Alvarez(The Private Press, 2004)

#71: DEJA VU DINER by Leonard Gontarek (Autumn House Press, 2006)

#70: CEMETERY CHESS: SELECTED AND NEW POEMS by Sandy McIntosh (Marsh Hawk Press, 2012)

#69: THE 1985 NOTEBOOK, visual poetry/asemic writing by Norma Kassirer (The Buffalo Ochre Papers, 2012)

#68: GENJI MONOGATARI by Mark Young (Otoliths, 2010)

#67: DOOR OF THIN SKINS by Shira Dentz (CavanKerry Press, 2013)

#66: DENSITIES, APPARITIONS by William Allegrezza (Otoliths, 2011)

#65: FOR LACK OF DIAMOND YEARS by Caroline Beasley-Baker (Pelekinesis, 2013)

#64: THE PRESENT DAY by Ernesto Priego (Leafe Press, 2010)

#63: ANTHOLOGY SPIDERTANGLE (of visual poetry) edited by miekal And (Xexoxial Editions, 2009)

#62: THE FEELING IS ACTUAL by Paolo Javier (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011)

#61: WANTON TEXTILES by Reb Livingston & Ravi Shankar (No Tell Books, 2006)

#60: NOTES FROM IRRELEVANCE by Anselm Berrigan (Wave Books, 2011)

#59: CROWNS OF CHARLOTTE: NC ODE by Lee Ann Brown (Carolina Wren Press, 2013)

#58: PSYCHEDELIC NORWAY by John Colburn (Coffee House Press, 2013)

#57: THE ALTERATION OF SILENCE: RECENT CHILEAN POETRY, (La alteración del silencio: Poesía chilena reciente), bilingual poetry of poems translated from Spanish to English, edited by Galo Ghigliotto & William Allegrezza (Dialogos Books / Lavender Ink, 2013)

#56: 1000 SONNETS by Tim Atkins (if p then q, 2010)

#55: EATING IN THE UNDERWORLD by Rachel Zucker (Wesleyan University Press, 2003)

#54: 2ND NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS by John Bloomberg-Rissman (Laughing Ouch Cube Publications / Leafe Press, 2010)

#53: DEEP RIVER APARTMENTS, chap anthology edited by Ivy Alvarez and featuring Shann Palmer, JL Thompson, Elaine Borthwick, Dionisio Velasco, Jennie Cole, Kirsten Irving, Angela Readman and Sam Rasnake (The Private Press, 2012)

#52: THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT PAINTERS SHOULDN'T TALK: A GUSTONBOOK by Patrick James Dunagan (The Post-Apollo Press, 2011)

#51: DISPATCH, collaborative poems by Marci Nelligan and Nicole Mauro (Dusie, 2006)

#50: BIG BAD ASTERISK* by Carlo Matos (BlazeVOX [books], 2013)

#49: AS LONG AS TREES LAST by Hoa Nguyen (Wave Books, 2012)

#48: WAIFS AND STRAYS by Micah Ballard (City Lights Books, 2011)

#47: A MUSICS by Carrie Hunter (arrow as aarow, 2010)

#46: CAN IT!, poetry/memoir by Edmund Berrigan (Letter Machine Editions, 2013)

#44 & #45: THE PLUM-STONE GAME and MERIDIAN, both by Kathleen Jesme (Ahsahta Press, 2009 and Tupelo Press, 2012)

#43: ITEMS by Tom Jenks (if p then q, 2013)

#42: BLOOD DAZZLER by Patricia Smith (Coffee House Press, 2008)

#41: From THE GOLDEN WEST, poetry/book art by Jason Morris with sketches by Jason Grabowski, along with Thoreau's ECONOMY bearing drawings by Jesse Schlesinger (Alone Company Editions / Publication Studio, 2011)


#40: FUR BIRDS by Michelle Detorie (Insert Blanc Press / Parrot 14, 2012)

#38 & #39: DESTRUCTION MYTH & CREATION MYTHS, both by Mathias Svalina (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2010 & New Michigan Press, 2007)

#37: THEN GO ON by Mary Burger (Litmus Press, 2012)

#36: WHAT'S IN STORE by Trevor Joyce (New Writers Press / The Gig, 2007)

#35: YEAR OF REVERSIBLE LOSS, poems-memoir by Norma Farber (El Leon Literary Arts / Andrea Young Arts, 2012)

#34: THE READER by Márton Koppány (The Runaway Spoon Press, 1988 / 2011)

#33: MEMORY CARDS by Susan M. Schultz (Singing Horse Press, 2011)

#32: THE NEW POETICS by Mathew Timmons (TrenchArt: The Maneuvers Series / Les Figues Press, 2010)

#31: DRAFT 96: VELOCITY by Rachel Blau DuPlessis (little red leaves textile editions, 2011)

#30: AT TROTSKY'S FUNERAL by Mark Young ((Kilmog Press, 2010)

#29: THE ULTERIOR EDEN: A SERIES OF GENUFLECTIONS, RUMINATIONS AND GYROSCOPES by j/j hastain (Otoliths, 2011)

#28: WILLIAM BRONK: BURSTS OF LIGHT: THE COLLECTED LATER POEMS, Ed. by David Clippinger (Talisman, 2012)

#27:  CATCH LIGHT by Sarah O'Brien (Coffee House Press, 2009)

#26: VISITING DR. WILLIAMS: POEMS INSPIRED BY THE LIFE AND WORK OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS, Eds. Sheila Coghill & Thom Tammaro (University of Iowa Press, 2011)

#25: SONIA SEKULA GRACE IN A COW'S EYE : A MEMOIR : by Kathrin Schaeppi (Black Radish Books, 2010)

#24: BENDING AT THE ELBOW by Matyei Yankelevich (Minutes BOOKS, 2011)

#23: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF LUCILLE CLIFTON 1965-2010, Edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser (BOA Editions, 2012)

#22: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF BARBARA GUEST, Edited by Hadley Haden Guest  (Wesleyan, 2008)

#21: 100 SCENES, graphic novel/asemic poetry by Tim Gaze (Transgressor / asemic editions, 2010)

#20: ALIENS: AN ISLAND by Uljana Wolf, Trans. from German by Monika Zobel (Belladonna (Chaplet #140), 2011)

#19: CLARITY AND OTHER POEMS by Thomas Fink (Marsh Hawk Press, 2008)

#18: THE HISTORY OF VIOLETS by Marosa Di Giorgio, Trans. from Spanish by Jeannine Marie Pitas (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010)

#17: LARYNX GALAXY: PROSE POEMS by John Olson (Black Widow Press, 2012)

#16: THE MIDDLE ROOM, a poet's memoir by Jennifer Moxley (Subpress, 2007)

#15: CHINOISERIE by Karen Rigby (Ahsahta Press, 2012)

#14: MADNESS, RACK, AND HONEY: COLLECTED LECTURES (on poetry) by Mary Ruefle (Wave Books, 2012)

#13: FRIGHT CATALOG, poetry and visual poetry by Joseph Mosconi (Insert Blanc Press, 2013)

#12: RED WALLS by James Tolan (Dos Madres Press, 2011)

#11: AS IF IT FELL FROM THE SUN: AN ETHERDOME ANTHOLOGY: TEN YEARS OF WOMEN'S WRITING, Edited by Colleen Lookingbill & Elizabeth Robinson, featuring Merle Bachman, Faith Barrett, Margaret Butterfield, Erica Carpenter, Valerie Coulton, Caroline Crumpacker, Susanne Dyckman, Kelly Everding, Renata Ewing, Amanda Field, Kate Greenstreet, Anne Heide, Brydie MPherson Kuchi, Erica Lewis, Susan Manchester, Linda Norton, Roberta Olson, Megan Pruiett, Lisa Rappoport, Sarah Suzor, and Stacy Szymaszek (EtherDome Chapbooks / Instance, 2012)


#10: A THING AMONG THINGS: THE ART OF JASPER JOHNS (essays / art criticism / meditations which also reveal something about ars poetica) by John Yau (Distributed Arts Publishers, 2008)

#9: HAD SLAVES by Catherine Sasanov (Firewheel Editions, 2010)

#8: PEOPLE ARE STRANGE (short stories w/ poetry references) by Eric Gamalinda (Black Lawrence Press, 2012)
A True Library Overflows...


#7: THIRTY-FIVE NEW PAGES by Lev Rubinstein, note-card poems translated from Russian by Philip Metres and Tatiana Tulchinsky (Ugly Duckling Presse Eastern European Poetry Series No. 28, 2011)

#6: VARIATIONS ON PAINTING A ROOM: POEMS 2000-2010 by Alan Baker (Skysill Press, 2011)

#5: COUNTERPART by Elizabeth Robinson (Ahsahta Press, 2012)

#4: NEW ORLEANS VARIATIONS AND PARIS OUROBOROS by Paul Pines (Dos Madres, 2013)

#3: IN THE LAURELS, CAUGHT by Lee Ann Brown (Fence Books, 2013)


#2: ALL IS FORGOTTEN, NOTHING IS LOST (novel involving poets and ars poetica) by Lan Samantha Chang (Norton, 2010)

#1: HE LOOKED BEYOND MY FAULTS AND SAW MY NEEDS by Leonard Gontarek (Hanging Loose Press, 2013)



             The Curator Reads Poetry at Library of Congress



Happy Reading!
Eileen R. Tabios

P.S. Speaking of beloved poetry, I'm not listing them, but of course I also LOVE the poetry I actually publish through Meritage Press -- click on the link for poetry titles by William Allegrezza, Michelle Bautista, Allen Bramhall, Tom Beckett, Tamiko Beyer, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Garrett Caples, Brian Clements, Thomas Fink, Luis H. Francia, Geoffrey Gatza, Aileen Ibardaloza, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Karen Llagas, Maya Diablo Mason, Bruna Mori, Ernesto Priego, Barry Schwabsky, Jean Vengua, John Yau, and Mark Young.





Monday, October 27, 2014

BELOVED POETRY PUBLISHERS

None of my recommendations would be possible if these books had not been published.  So thank you to the represented publishers below -- the list will be updated as I post new recommendations.  You might notice the preponderance of small and/or indie-type of presses -- much of the poetry widening the expanse of the art are published by these (often financially-struggling) organizations instead of the bigger presses.  So please support poetry's small presses!





PUBLISHERS


BlazeVOX [books] (3)

The Blind Chatelaine's Keys

Blood Pudding Press

BOA Editions

Book Thug

Bootstrap Press

Broken Shackle Publishing

The Buffalo Ochre Papers

Carolina Wren Press

CavanKerry Press

City Lights Books (2)

Omnidawn (2)

Otoliths Books (4)

Wesleyan (2)

WordTech Editions

Xexoxial Editions

Zephyr Press (2)


I haven't listed books I love by publishing them -- but relevant to this list, too, is the Curator's Meritage Press.




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