Attention Span 2009 – Leonard Schwartz
Joseph Donahue | Terra Lucida | Talisman House | 2009
Donahue’s long running and much awaited serial poem is now gathered in one place. Extraordinary in its richness of thought, perception, imagination…
Jacqueline Risset, trans. Jennifer Moxley | Sleep’s Powers | Ugly Duckling Presse | 2008
This was one of the most engaging books I have read in a long time. In this book of short essays poet and translator Jacqueline Risset asks us to go beyond dream, which is image and narrative, into sleep, which is a different form of thought altogether.
Andrew Zawacki | Petals of Zero, Petals of One | Talisman House| 2008
This philosophically engaging poet follows out both the logic of the arrow and the logic of the arrow’s shadow in this arresting book.
Nathanael (Nathalie Stephens) | Absence Where As: (Claude Cahun And The Unopened Book) | Nightboat Books | 2009
A philosophical prose that suggests the possibility of an autonomous art…
Anne Waldman | Manatee/Humanity | Penguin | 2009
Surely as poets we must strive to speak not only to humanity but to animality and divinity too. Anne Waldman does so…
Brian Henry | The Stripping Point | Counterpath Press | 2007
Brian Henry contributes mightily to a poetics of citationality.
Stacy Szymaszek | Hyperglossia | Litmus Books | 2009
Elizabeth Robinson says it best: “part dissonance, part song.” The fragmented can also bespeak the possibility of continuing.
Rene Char, trans. Gustaf Sobin | The Brittle Age and Returning Upland | Counterpoint Press | 2009
Great to have this translation of the great French poet by the recently passed away great American poet finally in print…
Danill Kharms, trans. Matvei Yankelevich | Today I Wrote Nothing | Overlook | 2007
Matvei Yankelevich has done an extraordinary thing in resucitating in English translation this nearly forgotten Russian absurdist (“Oberiu”) poet (1904-1942).
Barbara Guest | Complete Poems | Wesleyan University Press | 2008
All of Guests’s poems in one big edition…
Caty Sporleder | Flay: a book of mu | Blazevox | 2009
A new writer to watch…
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