Recently Received and Recommended Books: Volume 12




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



Ackerman, Diane: One Hundred Names for Love, W.W. Norton

Ai: No Surrender, W.W. Norton

Alter, Robert (Tr.): The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, W.W. Norton

Azzouni, Jody: Hereafter Landscapes, Poet’s Press

Bakaitis, Vyt: Deliberate Proof, Lunar Chandelier

Baker, Devreaux: Red Willow People, Wild Ocean Press

Balbo, Ned: The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems, Story Line Press

Barresi, Dorothy: American Fanatics, University of Pittsburgh Press

Basalyga, Annette: Lifer, Music of Note

Bateman, Claire: Coronology, Etruscan Press

Beals, Elen Wade (Ed.): Solace in So Many Words, Weighed Words

Behrendt, Lynn: Petals, Emblems, Lunar Chandelier

Blatner, Barbara: The Still Position, NYQ Books

Bradley, John: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Brodsky, Lewis Daniel: At Dock's End: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume Two, Time Being Books

Brown, Lily: Rust or Go Missing, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Byrne, Edward [Ed.]: Poetry from Paradise Valley, Pecan Grove Press

Byrne, Edward: Tinted Distances, Turning Point Books

Cassian, Nina: Continuum, W.W. Norton

Cherry, Kelly: The Retreats of Thought, Louisiana State University Press

Coghill, Sheila & Thom Tammaro (Eds.): Visiting Dr. Williams: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams, University of Iowa Press

Daniels, Jim: Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Delanty, Greg and Michael Motto (Eds.): The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, W.W. Norton

DeNiord, Chard: The Double Truth, University of Pittsburgh Press

Deulen, Danielle Cadena: Lovely Asunder, University of Arkansas Press

Doallas, Maureen E.: Neruda's Memoir, T.S. Poetry Press

Domina, Lynn: Framed in Silence, Main Street Rag Publishing Company

Dubrow, Jehanne: Stateside, TriQuarterly Book: Northwestern University Press

Dunham, Rebecca: The Flight Cage, Tupelo Press

Dunn, Stephen: Here and Now, W.W. Norton

Dunn, Stephen: What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009, W.W. Norton

Ekiss, Keith: Pima Road Notebook, New Issues Press

Elliot, Joe: Homework, Lunar Chandelier

Espada, Martin: The Trouble Ball, W.W. Norton

Fenton, Elyse: Clamor, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Fitzgerald, Mark: By Way of Dust and Rain, Cinammon Press

Flynn, Rachel Contreni: Tongue, Red Hen Press

Frey, Emily Kendal: The Grief Performance, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Friedman, Jeff: Working in Flour, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Friedrich, Paul: A Goldfinch Instant, Virtual Artists Collective

Frith, Laverne, Imagining the Self, Cherry Grove Collections

Frost, Carol: Honeycomb, TriQuarterly Books: Northwestern University Press

Gay, Ross: Bringing the Shovel Down, University of Pittsburgh Press

Gibson, Stephen: Paradise, University of Arkansas Press

Gilbert, Sandra: Aftermath, W.W. Norton

Glazer, Michelle: On Tact, & the Made Up World, University of Iowa Press

Gloeggler, Tony: The Last Lie, NYQ Books

Goldberg, Beckian Fritz: Reliquary Fever: New and Selected Poems, New Issues Press

Goodfellow, Jessica: The Insomniac's Weather Report, Three Candle Press

Goodrich, Charles: Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden, Silverfish Review Press

Gorrick, Anne: I-Formation (Book 1), Shearsman Books

Greene, Elizabeth: Moving, Inanna Publications

Greinke, Eric: The Potential of Poetry, Presa Press

Greinke, Eric: Traveling Music, Presa Press

Hales, Corrinne Clegg: To Make It Right, Autumn House Press

Hanson, Julie: Unbeknownst, University of Iowa Press

Hazo, Samuel: The Stroke of a Pen: Essays on Poetry and Other Provocations, University of Notre Dame Press

Herrle, David: Abyssinia, Jill Rush, Time Being Books

Hodgen, John: Heaven & Earth Holding Company, University of Pittsburgh Press

Jackson, Major: Holding Company, W.W. Norton

Kameen, Paul: Re-Reading Poets: The Life of the Author, University of Pittsburgh Press

Kaufman, Debra: The Next Moment, Jacar Press

Keane, Erin: Death-Defying Acts, WordFarm

Kelleher, Rose: Bundle o’ Tinder, Waywiser Press

Kildegaard, Athena: Bodies of Light, Red Dragonfly Press

Kinsella, John: Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography: Three New Works, W.W. Norton

Kistulentz, Steve: The Luckless Age, Red Hen Press

Klatt, L.S.: Cloud of Ink, University of Iowa Press

Laird, Nick: On Purpose, W.W. Norton

Larsen, Katherine: Radial Symmetry, Yale University Press

Laux, Dorianne: The Book of Men, W.W. Norton

Levin, Harriet: Girl in Cap and Gown, Mammoth Books

Lewis, Lisa: Vivisect, New Issues Press

Lipszye, Carol: Singing Me Home, Inanna Publications

Lockward, Diane: Temptation by Water, Wind Publications

Longenbach, James: The Iron Key, W.W. Norton

Lynch, Thomas: Walking Papers, W.W. Norton

Malech, Dora: Say So, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Malone, Eileen: I Should Have Given Them Water, Ragged Sky Press

Marbrook, Djelloul: Brushstrokes and Glances, Deerbrook Editions

Mathews, Harry: The New Tourism, Sand Paper Press

McCrae, Shane: Mule, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

McCullough, Laura: Panic, Alice James Books

McCullough, Laura: Speech Acts, Black Lawrence Press

McKenzie, Carter: Out of Refusal, Airlie Press

Menes, Orlando Ricardo (Ed.): The Open Light: Poems from Notre Dame, 1991-2008, University of Notre Dame Press

Myers, Jack: The Memory of Water, New Issues Press

Orr, David: Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Mdern Poetry, Harper

Ostriker, Alicia Suskin: The Book of Seventy, University of Pittsburgh Press

Pastan, Linda: Traveling Light, W.W. Norton

Paul, Bradley: The Animals All Are Gathering, University of Pittsburgh Press

Peterson, Allan: As Much As, Salmon Poetry

Phillips, Louis: R.I.P.: A Poetic Sequence, Livingston Press

Pietrzykowski, Marc: Following Ghosts Upriver, Main Street Rag Publishing Company

Pratt, Charles W.: From the Box Marked Some Are Missing: New and Selected Poems, Hobblebush Books

Pursley, John: If You Have Ghosts, Zone 3 Press

Rich, Adrienne: Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010, W.W. Norton

Rimbaud, Arthur[John Ashbery (Tr.)]: Illuminations, W.W. Norton

Roberts, Katrina: Underdog, University of Washington Press

Rogers, Bobby C.: Paper Anniversary, University of Pittsburgh Press

Rozewicz, Tadeusz [Joanna Trzeciak (Tr.)]: Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rozewicz, W.W. Norton

Sakellariou, Becky D.: Earth Listening, Hobblebush Books

Savich, Zach: The Firestorm, Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Schmidt, Elizabeth Hun (Ed.): The Poets Laureate Anthology, W.W. Norton

Seuss, Diane: Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, University of Massachusetts Press

Shankar, Ravi: Deepening Groove, National Poetry Review Press

Sheehabi, Dema K.: Thirteen Departures from the Moon, Press 53

Sheeler, Jackie: Earthquake Came to Harlem, NYQ Books

Shepherd, Reginald: Red Clay Weather, University of Pittsburgh Press

Stern, Gerald: Early Collected Poems 1965-1992, W.W. Norton

Stock, Norman: Pickled Dreams Naked, NYQ Books

Sullivan, Anita: Garden of Beasts, Airlie Press

Thomas, Larry D.: A Murder of Crows, Virtual Artists Collective

Tobin, Daniel: Belated Heavens, Four Way Books

Townley, Wyatt: The Afterlives of Trees, Woodley Press

Trelles, Emma: Tropicalia, University of Notre Dame Press

Trigilio, Tony: Historic Diary, BlazeVOX Books

Valdata, Pat: Inherent Vice, Pecan Grove Press

Volgelsang, Arthur: Expedition: New & Selected Poems, Ashland Poetry Press

Warren, Rosanna: Ghost in a Red Hat, W.W. Norton

Wheeler, Lesley: Heterotopia, Barrow Street Press

Wilson, Eric G.: My Business Is to Create: Blake's Infinite Writing, University of Iowa Press

Wohlfeld, Valerie: Woman with Wing Removed, Truman State University Press

Wojahn, David: World Tree, University of Pittsburgh Press

Wong, Pui Ying: Yellow Plum Season, NYQ Books

Wood, Susan: The Book of Ten, University of Pittsburgh Press

Youmans, Marly: The Throne of Psyche, Mercer University Press

Zimmer, Paul: The Importance of Being Zimmer, Settlement House