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Attention Span 2012 | Philip Metres

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In no particular order, ten recent books of poems that I’ve mulled over more than once (and, for some, reviewed elsewhere):

Douglas Kearney | The Black Automaton | Fence | 2009

Khaled Mattawa | Tocqueville | New Issues | 2010

Morgan Lucas Schuldt | as vanish, unespecially | Flying Guillotine | 2012

Anna Moschovakis | You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake | Coffee House | 2011

Naomi Shihab Nye | Transfer | BOA | 2011

Nick Flynn | The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands | Graywolf | 2010

Joseph Harrington | Things Come On | Wesleyan | 2011

Kevin Prufer | In a Beautiful Country | Four Way | 2011

Arthur Rimbaud, trans. John Ashbery | Illuminations | Norton | 2011

C.D. Wright | One with Others | Copper Canyon | 2011

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Philip Metres’s recent books include abu ghraib arias (2011), which won the 2012 Arab American Book Award for poetry, To See the Earth (Cleveland State, 2008), and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront, since 1941 (Iowa, 2007).

Philip Metres’s contributions to Attention Span for 2011201020092008. Back to 2012 directory.

Written by Steve Evans

September 27, 2012 at 8:30 am

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