On the 15th Day of April

It’s National Poetry Month. As a result I have put together a small reading list of poetry collections you may have missed  that you should read. Or maybe you’ve read some, in which case you should read the rest.

More Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux

If there is Something To Desire by Vera Pavlova

To The River by Rose Hunter

Fortune by Joseph Millar

Green Diver by Peter Sears

Jelly Roll by Kevin Young

The Human Line by Ellen Bass

Mars Being Red by Marvin Bell

Lost Horse Press New Poets Series Vol. 4

Second-Hand Coat by Ruth Stone

The Vigil by CK Williams

Prairie Style by CS Giscombe

Selected Poems by James Wright

A few places that are having sales of some kind on poetry books this month:

Wave Books

Powell’s (a good place to get many of the above titles)

Artistically Declined Press

If you know of any other places having sales or discounts for National Poetry Month please tell us in the comments!


Looking Back, Part 4: Books

Best Novel:

Honorable Mentions:

Best Story Collection (Tie):

Best Nonfiction:

Best Poetry Collection (Tie):

Racing Hummingbirds by Jeanann Verlee

If There Is Something To Desire by Vera Pavlova

Best Chapbook:

Don't Go Fish by Kat Dixon


And that, folks, is my look back at 2010. I’m planning some fun stuff for 2011 and am looking forward to getting back into the swing of Big Other-ing.