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 or send them by postal mail to this address:


                                        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

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

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

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

Cassian, Nina: Continuum, W.W. Norton

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

Dunham, Rebecca: The Flight Cage, Tupelo Press

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

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

Gibson, Stephen: Paradise, University of Arkansas Press

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

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

Hanson, Julie: Unbeknownst, University of Iowa 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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