The Volta: Friday Feature

Best Books of 2012
Julie Carr

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Judith Goldman. l.b.; or, cantenaries. Krupskaya.

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Lisa Robertson. Nilling. Book Thug.

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Jackson Mac Low: 154 Forties. Counterpath Press.

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CAConrad. A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics. Wave Books.

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Noah Eli Gordon. The Source. Futurepoem.

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Lyn Hejinian. The Book of A Thousand Eyes. Omnidawn.

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Cole Swensen. Gravesend. University of California Press.

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Lisa Fishman. Flower Cart. Ahsahta.

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Srikanth Reddy. Voyager. University of California Press.

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Keston Sutherland. Stupefaction: A Radical Anatomy of Phantoms. Seagull Books.

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Anne Waldman. The Iovis Trilogy. Coffeehouse Press.

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Julie Carr is the author of four books of poetry: Mead: An Epithalamion; Equivocal; 100 Notes on Violence (winner of the 2009 Sawtooth Award); and Sarah-Of Fragments and Lines (a 2010 National Poetry Series selection). Her critical study of Victorian poetry, Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry, is forthcoming in 2013 from Dalkey Archive. A new book of poems, RAG, is forthcoming from Omnidawn. She is at work on a long-term project titled Real Life: An Installation, and collaborations with the dance artist K.J. Holmes. She is the recipient of a 2010-11 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and is the co-publisher with Tim Roberts of Counterpath Press. She teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder and lives in Denver where, with Tim and others, she runs a small bookstore/gallery/performance space called Counterpath.