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Attention Span 2011 | Leonard Schwartz

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Raul Zurita, trans. William Rowe | Inri | Marick | 2009

This extraordinary Chilean poet is now more fully available to English language readers.

Raul Zurita, trans. Anna Deeny | Purgatory | California | 2010

Zurita’s poetry is both Orphic and politically powerful at once.

Maged Zaher | Portrait of the Poet As An Engineer | Pressed Wafer | 2009

The contemporary writer the furthest inside and the most outside the English language as we know it….

Gustaf Sobin | Collected Poems | Talisman | 2010

This book brings a life-work together… “A national treasure,” just as Rain Taxi wrote.

Robert Duncan | The H.D. Book | California | 2011

Finally!

Evie Shockley | The New Black | Wesleyan | 2011

These poems prove that poetry can think.

Brenda Iijima, ed. | (Eco (Lang) (Uage (Reader)) | Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs / Nightboat | 2010

This anthology is crucial reading for those seeking out a more complicated relationship to “nature” than “nature poetry” would otherwise offer.

Jonathon Stalling | Grotto Heaven | Chax | 2010

A poetry that works its way into the space between the languages English and Chinese as no one has been able to manage before….

Susan Gevirtz | Aeordome Orion & Starry Messanger | Kelsey Street | 2010

Technique sharpens the imagination into a new relationship to the sky, which is and is not a limit.

John Taggart | Is Music | Copper Canyon | 2010

Taggart’s Selected allows us to listen to this poetry deeply. Does anyone have a better ear than John Taggart?

Kiki Smith and Leslie Scalapino | The Animal Is In The World Like Water In Water | Granary

This exquisitely produced book, a collaboration between artist Smith and poet Scalapino, shocks and delights. Smith’s drawings and Scalapino’s poems from the book are reproduced in part in How Phenomena Appear to Unfold, 2011, from Litmus Press—but the Granary ultra-suede edition is very special and gets you the whole work.

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Leonard Schwartz’s latest book will be At Element, forthcoming in November 2011 from Talisman House. Schwartz’s Attention Span for 2009, 2006. Back to 2011 directory.

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