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Attention Span 2010 – Dan Beachy-Quick

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Daniel Tiffany | Infidel Poetics | Chicago | 2010

G.W. Leibniz, ed. Nicholas Rescher | Monadology | Pittsburgh | 1991

Allen Grossman | True-Love: Essays on Poetry and Valuing | Chicago | 2009

Julie Carr | 100 Notes on Violence | Ahsahta | 2010

Lucy Ives | Anamnesis | Slope | 2010

Devin Johnston | Creaturely and Other Essays | Turtle Point | 2009

Jennifer Moxley | Clampdown | Flood | 2009

David Markson | Wittgenstein’s Mistress | Dalkey Archive | 2006 (reprint)

Peter Riley | A Map of Faring | Free Verse | 2005

Jack Spicer | The Collected Poems of Jack Spicer | Black Sparrow | 1980

Lyn Hejinian | Saga/Circus | Omnidawn | 2008

More Dan Beachy-Quick here. Back to directory.

Attention Span 2009 – Daniel Bouchard

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Charles Baudelaire, trans. Keith Waldrop | The Flowers of Evil | Wesleyan | 2006

Daniel DeFoe | Memoirs of a Cavalier | Shakespeare Head Press | 1928

Rachel Loden | Dick of the Dead | Ahsahta Press | 2009

Eric Hobsbawm | The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 | Vintage | 1989

Fanny Howe | The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation |Graywolf | 2009

Devin Johnston | Sources | Turtle Point Press | 2008

Flann O’Brien | The Hard Life | Dalkey Archive | 1994

Tom Pickard | The Dark Month of May | Flood | 2004

Winfield Townley Scott | New and Selected Poems | Doubleday | 1967

Genevieve Taggard | Travelling Standing Still | Knopf | 1928

More Daniel Bouchard here.

Attention Span 2009 – John Palattella

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C.P. Cavafy, trans. Daniel Mendelsohn  | Collected Poems | Knopf | 2009

Edmund and Jules de Goncourt, trans. Robert Baldick | Pages from the Goncourt Journals | New York Review | 2006

Fanny Howe | The Winter Sun | Graywolf | 2009

Devin Johnston | Creaturely and Other Essays | Turtle Hill | 2009

Devin Johnston | Sources | Turtle Hill | 2009

Jim Linderman | Take Me to the Water | Dust-to-Digital | 2009

Jennifer Moxley | Clampdown | Flood | 2009

Marilynne Robinson | The Death of Adam | Houghton Mifflin | 1998

Andrew Rice | The Teeth May Smile But the Heart Does Not Forget | Metropolitan | 2009

Ned Sublette | The Year Before the Flood | Lawrence Hill | 2009

Jefffrey Yang | An Aquarium | Graywolf | 2008

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Attention Span 2009 – Joel Bettridge

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Linh Dinh | Jam Alerts | Chax | 2007

Tom Bissell | The Father of All Things | Pantheon | 2007

Michael Frayn | Copenhagen | Anchor Books |1998

Lyn Hejinian | Saga/Circus |
Omnidawn | 2008

Devin Johnston | Sources | Turtle Point Press | 2008

Hank Lazer | Lyric & Spirit | Omnidawn | 2008

Nathaniel Mackey | Splay Anthem | New Directions | 2006

Marilynne Robinson | Gilead | FSG | 2004

Cole Swensen | Ours | University of California Press | 2008

Rodrigo Toscano | Collapsible Poetics Theater | Fence | 2008

Andrew Zawacki | Petals of Zero Petals of One  | Talisman House | 2009

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Attention Span – Keith Tuma

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Trevor Joyce | What’s in Store | The Gig and New Writers’ Press | 2007

If verse is a turning, the short poems here have some of the tightest corners on the road.  New poems as if carved in stone; old folksongs from Ireland, Hungary and all over the map made new; birdsong collaged. A big book of lyric poetry plus: “not all / plants / are alike // some are / astringent / some are / salty // some sour / some sweet // some men / are short / -lived / some long // some ugly / others fortunate // weak strong / stupid clever / poor rich // was it / brevity / you wanted?”

Linh Dinh | Jam Alerts | Chax | 2007

Imagine Catullus in a tiki bar having a drink with an unemployed rodeo clown, contemplating the end of empire.  Or don’t: “Bombs / scared them away? Hell no, / We ate them all.”

Marjorie Welish | Isle of the Signatories | Coffee | 2008

Modernism as bricks in a wall you think you can tag: “WITH INDETERMINANCY WE SHALL BURY YOU.” Blue and white: are they true?

Keston Sutherland | Hot White Andy | Barque | 2007

No fire extinguisher left, they’ll be sorting stage directions for this at mid-century, looking for the way out: “He always does this. You get used to it. It is / what brains means.”

Norma Cole | Do the Monkey | Zasterle | 2006

Thinner than Spinoza in Her Youth and every bit as smart.  Here and there more flip, e.g. a waka is a 31 syllable poem: “My dog Stoutie is a stout little pal, kind of sugary, damp little nose, especially when he wants to go for a waka.” Check out “Heavy Lifting,” “The Olympics Is All in Your Mind,” and the rest: a “full sea / outside the self.”

Tyrone Williams | On Spec | Omnidawn | 2008

Cornucopia of hybrid texts. Jimmy Webb and Jacques Derrida tango on one page: “Pop ain’t s’posed to drawl and corn in the bright can’s just plain wrong.” “Derrida clarifies and develops this difference between the Platonic and Christian concepts of the soul in Chapter Three.”

Catherine Wagner | everyone in the room is a representative of the world at large | Bonfire | 2007

As if Plath read Wittgenstein aloud in the town square: “God knows the question arises from its own background / like a bas-relief, so that if one located it / one could chisel the whole thing off the wall and throw it away.”

Tom Raworth | Let Baby Fall | Critical Documents | 2008

When hungry, eat fast: “what are the chances? / what do they want with the bowl?”

Devin Johnston | Sources | Turtle Point | 2008

Not least for translations of Sappho and Propertius, and for more poise and balance than I’ve seen since Thom Gunn left these peeling shores: “Wake and sleep / sleep and wake.”

Rod Smith | Deed | Iowa | 2007

Something about the house is probably a metaphor, Mr. Jones: “Then the house / is popping.”

Frances Kruk | A Discourse on Vegetation & Motion | Critical Documents | 2008

There are other books, there are larger books, maybe you do and maybe you don’t need them: “today the Penalty is Self.”