Recently Received and Recommended Books: Volume 15


The following list includes recent books of poetry or poetics recommended by Valparaiso Poetry Review.


Publishers are encouraged to send review copies of new poetry collections or volumes on poetics to the address below.  Reviewers interested in submitting a critical analysis of any of the following books for publication in Valparaiso Poetry Review are invited to e-mail their reviews to VPR@Valpo.Edu:


                                        Valparaiso Poetry Review
                                        Edward Byrne, Editor
                                        Department of English
                                        Valparaiso University
                                        Valparaiso, IN 46383




Alexander, Mike: Retro Grade, P&J Poetics

Atkins, Cynthia: In the Event of Full Disclosure, CW Books

Atkinson, Jennifer: Canticle of the Night Path, Parlor Press

Bargen, Walter: Behind Glass Doors, BkMk Press

Bly, Robert: Stealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected and New Poems, 1950-2013, W.W. Norton

Bolin, Christopher: Ascension Theory, University of Iowa Press

Burns, Cullen Bailey: Slip, Western Michigan University Press

Camp, Lauren: The Dailiness, Edwin E. Smith Publishing

Catacalos, Rosemary: Again for the First Time, Wings Press

Cervantes, Lorna Dee: Suéno, Wings Press

Dacey, Philip: Gimme Five, Blue Light Press

Dacus, Rachel: Gods of Water and Air, Aldrich Press

Daniels, Jim: Birth Marks, BOA Editions

Dunn, Stephen: Lines of Defense, W.W. Norton

Elbe, Susan: The Map of What Happened, Backwaters Press

Evans, David Allan: The Carnival, the Life, Settlement House

Fitzgerald, Adam: The Late Parade, Liveright

Greinke, Eric: For the Living Dead: New & Selected Poems, Presa Press

Groulx, David: Imagine Mercy, BookLand Press

Hanner, Michael: Vivaldi, Tebot Bach

Harper, Jennica: Wood, Anvil Press

Hazelton, Rebecca: Vow, Cleveland State University Press

Herschbach, Robert: Loose Weather, Washington Writers' Publishing House

Hirsch, Edward: A Poet's Glossary, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houchin, Ron: The Man Who Saws Us in Half, LSU Press

James, Clive: Nefertiti in the Flak Tower, Liveright

Jarrett, TJ: Ain't No Grave, Western Michigan University Press

Kimmelman, Burt: Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013, BlazeVox Books

Kondrich, Christopher: Contrapuntal, Parlor Press

Kotzin, Miriam N.: The Body's Bride, David Robert Books

Kubo, Mari: A Japanese Girl Speaks, Finishing Line Press

Levy, Kathryn: Reports, New Rivers Press

Lighthart, Annie: Iron String, Airlie Press

Lowenkron, Benjamin: Bone River, Ampersand Books

Mandel, Charlotte: Life Work, David Robert Books

May, Jamaal: Hum, Alice James Books

McCullough, Laura: Rigger Death & Hoist Another, Black Lawrence Press

Mendoza, Celeste Guzman: Beneath the Halo, Wings Press

Nelson, Kathy: Cattails, Main Street Rag

Nepo, Mark: Reducd to Joy, Viva Editions

O'Dell, John: At Beauty's Pawnshop, Xlibris

Parker, Suzanne: Viral, Alice James Books

Peterson, Katie: Permission, Western Michigan University Press

Pinsky, Robert: Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry, W.W. Norton

Rackin, Ethel: The Forever Notes, Parlor Press

Root, William Pitt: Strange Angels, Wings Press

Rubin, Stan Sanvel: There. Here., Lost Horse Press

Schulman, Grace: Without a Claim, Mariner Books

Schwartz, Howard: The Library of Dreams: New & Selected Poems 1965-2013, BkMk Press

Semmens, Aidan: The Book of Isaac, Parlor Press

Slaight, Marie: The Antigone Poems, Altaire Production and Publication

Soldofsky, Alan: In the Buddha Factory, Truman State University Press

Sze-Lorrain, Fiona: My Funeral Gondola, Manoa Books

Taylor, Jo Barbara: High Ground, Main Street Rag

Thompson, Lynne: Start with a Small Guitar, What Books Press

Venezio, Sharon: The Silence of Doorways, Moon Tide Press

Wagner, Shari: The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana, Bottom Dog Press

Waltz, William D.: Adventures in the Lost Interiors of America, Cleveland State University Press

Williams, John Silbey: Controlled Hallucinations, Future Cycle Press

Willis, Dawn Diez: Still Life with Judas & Lightning, Airlie Press

Xu, Wendy: You Are Not Dead, Cleveland State University Press