The Volta: Friday Feature

Best Books of 2012
Laynie Browne

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

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Alice Notley. Songs and Stories of the Ghouls. Wesleyan University Press.

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Lisa Robertson. Nilling. Book Thug.

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Giovanni Singleton. Ascension. Counterpath Press.

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Lee Ann Brown. Bagatelles for Cornell. Propolis Press.

Bagatelles for Cornell is a new artist’s book with poems by Lee Ann Brown and images by Karen Pava Randall.

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Anne Waldman. The Iovis Trilogy. Coffeehouse Press.

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Lisa Jarnot. Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus. University of California Press.

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Kristin Prevallet. Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn. Belladonna.

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Cecilia Vicuña. Spit Temple. Ugly Duckling Presse.

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Judith Goldman. l.b.; or catenaries. Krupskaya Press.

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Laynie Browne’s most recent books include Roseate, Points of Gold (Dusie 2011); The Desires of Letters (Counterpath 2010); and The Scented Fox (Wave 2007). She is coeditor of I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues, 2012).