In Review


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Greg Purcell’s The Fundaments reviewed by Jay Besemer. April 1, 2017.

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Rachel Blau DuPlessis’ Surge reviewed by Paul Jaussen. April 1, 2017.

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Gabriella Klein’s Land Sparing reviewed by Karen An-hwei Lee. April 1, 2017.

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James Meetze’s Phantom Hour reviewed by Frank Montesonti. April 1, 2017.

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Suzanne Buffam’s A Pillow Book reviewed by Daniel Moysaenko. April 1, 2017.

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“Whose I is this anyway?”: On three books by Anna Moschovakis reviewed by MC Hyland. April 1, 2017.

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Michael Gizzi’s Collected Poems reviewed by D. S. Lawson. March 1, 2016.

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Louise Mathias’s The Traps reviewed by Todd Fredson. January 1, 2016.

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Books of 2015. Lists from Forrest Gander, Khadijah Queen, C. D. Wright, Ching-In Chen, Laura Mullen and Joshua Marie Wilkinson. December 1, 2015.

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Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present reviewed by Sam Lohmann. December 1, 2015.

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Nathaniel Mackey’s Blue Fasa reviewed by John Tamplin. November 1, 2015.

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Jane Mead’s Money Money Money | Water Water Water reviewed by Jeff Hamilton. October 1, 2015.

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Paolo Javier’s Court of the Dragon reviewed by Alan Ramón Clinton. September 1, 2015.

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Christine Wertheim’s mUtter—bAbel reviewed by Savannah Ganster. August 1, 2015.

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Sandra Doller’s Leave Your Body Behind reviewed by Jay Besemer. July 1, 2015.

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First Gifts: Reflections on Debut Poetry by Karen An-hwei Lee. June 1, 2015.

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Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts reviewed by Samuel Ace. May 1, 2015.

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Robert Fitterman’s Holocaust Museum reviewed by Maggie Roseneau. April 1, 2015.

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Hannah Brooks-Motl’s The New Years reviewed by Daniel Moysaenko. March 1, 2015.

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Matthea Harvey’s If the Tabloids Are True What Are You reviewed by Bryanna Lee. February 1, 2015.

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Jean Day’s Early Bird reviewed by Lisa Cattrone. January 1, 2015.

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Best Books of 2014. Lists from Amy Lawless, Brian Foley, Brandon Shimoda, C. D. Wright, John Keene, Janice Lee, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Laynie Browne, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Sara Renee Marshall and Tim Johnson. December 1, 2014.

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Barbara Tomash’s Arboreal reviewed by Alexandra Mattraw. December 1, 2014.

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Luisa A. Igloria’s Night Willow reviewed by Karen An-hwei Lee. November 1, 2014.

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Danielle Pafunda’s Natural History Rape Museum reviewed by Sharon Mesmer. October 1, 2014.

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erica lewis’s murmur in the inventory reviewed by Valerie Witte. August 1, 2014.

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Clark Coolidge’s A Book Beginning What and Ending Away reviewed by D. S. Lawson. July 1, 2014.

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Michael Rothenberg’s Choose, My Youth as a Train, & Indefinite Detention reviewed by Dale Smith. June 1, 2014.

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Cole Swensen’s Gravesend, Shane McCrae’s Blood & Julia Cohen’s Collateral Light reviewed by Benjamin Landry. May 1, 2014.

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Paul Celan’s The Meridian: Final Version – Drafts – Materials reviewed by Karen An-hwei Lee. May 1, 2014.

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Sara Mumolo’s Mortar reviewed by pablo lopez. April 1, 2014.

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Kelli Anne Noftle’s I Was There for Your Somniloquy & Jesse Seldess’s Left Having reviewed by Julia Bloch. March 1, 2014.

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Dana Ward’s This Can’t Be Life, The Crisis of Infinite Worlds & Some Other Deaths of Bas Jan Ader reviewed by Matt Longabucco. February 1, 2014.

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Joan Tanner reviewed by John David O’Brien. January 1, 2014.

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Best Books of 2013. Lists from Bhanu Kapil, John Keene, Rae Armantrout, Laynie Browne, Kazim Ali, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Noah Eli Gordon, Amaranth Borsuk, Caleb Beckwith, Calvin Bedient and Drew Scott Swenhaugen. December 1, 2013.

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Laura Jaramillo’s Material Girl reviewed by Ryan Eckes. November 1, 2013.

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Norman Finkelstein’s Track reviewed by Peter O’Leary. October 1, 2013.

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Corey and Waldrep’s Arcadia Project and Rasula and Conley’s Burning City reviewed by D. S. Lawson. September 1, 2013.

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Chelotti’s X reviewed by Virginia Konchan. August 1, 2013.

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Ben Mirov’s Hider Roser reviewed by Daniel Moysaenko. July 1, 2013.

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C. S. Giscombe’s Prairie Style reviewed by Robert Archambeau. June 1, 2013.

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Allan Peterson’s Fragile Acts reviewed by Stephen Burt. May 1, 2013.

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Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf: A Translation reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan . April 1, 2013.

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First Book Questionnaire with Betsy Wheeler. March 1, 2013.

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Michael Leong’s Cutting Time With A Knife reviewed by Afton Wilky. March 1, 2013.

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First Book Questionnaire with Stephen Motika. February 8, 2013.

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Kenneth Warren’s Captain Poetry’s Sucker Punch: A Guide to the Homeric Punkhole, 1980 – 2012 reviewed by John Olson. February 1, 2013.

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Stacy Doris’s Fledge: A Phenomenology of Spirit reviewed by Sylvia Chan. January 25, 2013.

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Cleveland State University Poetry Center reviewed by Daniel Moysaenko. January 18, 2013.

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Kristen Gallagher’s WE ARE HERE reviewed by Hannah Ensor. January 11, 2013.

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First Book Questionnaire with Michelle Taransky. January 4, 2013.

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Best Books of 2012. December 28, 2012.

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Julia Bloch’s Letters to Kelly Clarkson reviewed by Chris McCreary. December 21, 2012.

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Joshua Beckman and Jon Beacham’s Porch Light (lamp and chair) reviewed by Joshua Marie Wilkinson. December 14, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Yona Harvey. December 7, 2012.

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Amanda Nadelberg’s Bright Brave Phenomena reviewed by Adrienne Raphel. November 30, 2012.

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Hoa Nguyen’s As Long As Trees Last reviewed by Alicia Salvadeo. November 23, 2012

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Darcie Dennigan’s Madame X reviewed by Ben Rutherfurd. November 16, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Caryl Pagel. November 9, 2012.

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Charles Alexander’s Pushing Water reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan. November 2, 2012.

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Barbara Henning’s Looking Up Harryette Mullen reviewed by Lauren Russell. October 26, 2012.

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Rusty Morrison’s After Urgency reviewed by Ben Rutherfurd. October 19, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Olivia Cronk. October 12, 2012.

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Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s My rice tastes like the lake reviewed by Daniel DeKerlegand. October 5, 2012.

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Hilary Gravendyk’s Harm reviewed by Angela Hume. September 28, 2012.

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Katie Yates’s poem for the house reviewed by Mark DuCharme. September 21, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Allison Titus. September 14, 2012.

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Anselm Berrigan’s Notes from Irrelevance reviewed by Daniel DeKerlegand. September 7, 2012.

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Rae Armantrout’s Money Shot reviewed by Nick Sturm. August 31, 2012.

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Erín Moure’s The Unmemntioable reviewed by Johanna Skibsrud. August 24, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Nate Slawson. August 17, 2012.

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Fanny Howe’s Come and See reviewed by Daniel Dekerlegand. August 10, 2012.

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Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, & Honey reviewed by Joshua Marie Wilkinson. August 3, 2012.

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Camille Roy’s Sherwood Forest reviewed by Lauren Russell. July 27, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Christine Deavel. July 20, 2012.

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Heather Christle’s What Is Amazing reviewed by Daniel Moysaenko. July 13, 2012.

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Anna Moschovakis’s You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake reviewed by Caroline Davidson. July 6, 2012.

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Lucia Perillo’s Inseminating the Elephant reviewed by Stephen Burt. June 29, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Nick Demske. June 22, 2012.

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Sommer Browning’s Either Way I'm Celebrating reviewed by Nick Sturm. June 15, 2012.

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Geoffrey G. O'Brien’s Metropole reviewed by Sten Carlson & Robin Clarke. June 8, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Lily Ladewig. June 1, 2012.

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Dawn Lundy Martin’s Discipline reviewed by Rachel Levy. May 25, 2012.

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Julie Doxsee’s Objects for a Fog Death reviewed by Nick Sturm. May 18, 2012.

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Julian Talamantez Brolaski’s Advice for Lovers reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan. May 11, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Genevieve Kaplan. May 4, 2012.

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Jennifer Karmin’s aaaaaaaaaaalice reviewed by Michael Leong. April 27, 2012.

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Thomas Meyer’s Kintsugi reviewed by Peter O'Leary. April 20, 2012.

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Julie Carr’s 100 Notes on Violence & Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines reviewed by DeSales Harrison. April 13, 2012.

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First Book Questionnaire with Alexis Orgera. April 6, 2012.

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Andrew Grace’s Sancta reviewed by Daniel Moysaenko. March 30, 2012.

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Khadijah Queen’s Black Peculiar reviewed by Phillip B. Williams. March 23, 2012.

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First Book Interview with Vanessa Libertad Garcia by Craig Santos Perez. March 16, 2012.

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Maureen Thorson’s Applies to Oranges reviewed by Sara Renee Marshall. March 9, 2012.

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Bhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene reviewed by Joshua Marie Wilkinson. March 2, 2012.

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Robert Fernandez’s We Are Pharaoh reviewed by Caroline Davidson. February 24, 2012.

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Mónica de la Torre’s Public Domain reviewed by Rosa Alcalá. February 17, 2012.

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Ordinary Sun first book questionnaire with Matthew Henriksen. February 10, 2012.

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Kazim Ali’s Bright Felon reviewed by Tyrone Williams. February 3, 2012.

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Ariana Reines’s Mercury reviewed by Daniel Moysaenko. January 27, 2012.

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Cedar Sigo’s Stranger in Town reviewed by Adam Bishop. January 20, 2012.

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As We Are Sung first book quesionnaire with Christina Mengert. January 13, 2012.

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Cyrus Console’s The Odicy reviewed by Joshua Marie Wilkinson. January 6, 2012.

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Christine Deavel’s Woodnote reviewed by Sara Renee Marshall. January 1, 2012.