Friday, May 25, 2012

The Final Poetry Top 10 for 2011

  • Refusing Heaven, by Jack Gilbert
  • Song, by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
  • Without: Poems, by Donald Hall
  • Hoodwinked, by David Hernandez
  • Deepstep Come Shining, by C. D. Wright
  • In No One's Land, by Paige Ackerson-Kiely
  • The Great Fires, by Jack Gilbert
  • A Village Life, by Louise Glück
  • Life on Mars, by Tracy K. Smith
  • Dearest Creature, by Amy Gerstler
  • Well, this took forever to get posted, again due to my a desire to say something about the list. Here's the short version: author jags (Gilbert, Glück), recommendations (Kelly, Hall, Smith, Gerstler), class reading (Ackerson-Kiely, Wright) and sheer good luck (David Hernandez, whom I discovered through the wonderful AGNI Online). I'm starting to understand better what most appeals to me, and also where my tastes are starting to stretch (at least a little).

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