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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

Attention Span 2012 | Barry Schwabsky

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Adriano Spatola, trans. Paul Vangelisti | The Position of Things: Collected Poems 1961-1992 | Green Integer | 2008

Amelia Rosselli | É vostra la vita che ho perso: conversazioni e interviste, 1964-1995 | Le lettere | 2011

Amy De’Ath | Eric & Enide | Salt | 2010

Amy King | I Want to Make You Safe | Litmus | 2011

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

Denise Riley | Time Lived, Without Its Flow | Capsule | 2012

Dennis Barone | Parallel Lines | Shearsman | 2011

Frances Richard | The Phonemes | Les Figues | 2011

Gennady Aygi, trans. Sarah Valentine | Into the Snow: Selected Poems | Wave | 2011

John Yau | Egyptian Sonnets | Rain Taxi | 2012

Seyhan Erozcelik, tr. MuratNemet-Nejat | Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds | Talisman | 2010

Simon Smith | Gravesend | Veer | 2011

Susana Gardner | from Idylls & Rushes | Dusie | 2011

Susana Gardner | Herso | Black Radish | 2011

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Barry Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. He writes about poetry for Hyperallergic Weekend among others. His recent publications include 12 Abandoned Poems (Kilmog Press, 2010) and Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon Press, 2011). This fall Abaton Book Company will release A Voice Hears You from Mysterious Places, a cd of poetry with music by Marianne Nowottny.

This is Barry Schwabsky’s first contribution to Attention Span. Back to 2012 directory.

Written by Steve Evans

September 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm