Recently Received and Recommended Books: Volume 14


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



Ai: The Collected Poems, W.W. Norton

Amen, John and Harris, Daniel Y.: The New Arcana, NYQ Books

Armitage, Simon: Walking Home: A Poet's Journey, Liveright

Aull, Felice: The Music Behind Me, Alabaster leaves Publishing

Bar-Nadav, Hadara: The Frame Called Ruin, Western Michigan University Press

Bateman, Claire: Locals: A Collection of Pros Poems, Serving House Books

Baumgaertner, Jill Pelaez (Ed.): Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature, Abilene Christian University Press

Bingham, Remica L.: What We Ask of Flesh, Etruscan Press

Bishop, Suzette Marie: Horse-Minded, CW Books

Blevins, Andrew: Bloodline, Hollyridge Press

Bly, Robert: Talking into the Ear of a Donkey, W.W. Norton

Bolina, Jaswinder: Phantom Camera, Western Michigan University Press

Boran, Pat: The Next Life, Dedalus Press

Bredle, Jason: Carnival, University of Akron Press

Bridgford, Kim: Bully Pulpit, White Violet Press

Brodskey, Louis Daniel: Our Time, Time Being Books

Bruce, Debra: Survivors' Picnic, Word Press

Buchanan, Oni: Must a Violence, University of Iowa Press

Burns, Cliff: New and Selected Poems, Black Dog Press

Daniel Carter: Here Both Sweeter, (Wick Poetry Chapbook Series) Kent State University Press

Carter, Jared: A Dance in the Street, Wind Publications

Case, Susana H.: Elvis Presley's Hips & Mick Jagger's Lips, Anaphora Literary Press

Chuc, Teresa Mei: Red Thread, Fithian Press

Clark, Patricia: Sunday Rising, Michigan state University Press

Cleary, Michael: Bearable Weight, CW Books

Collier, Michael: An Individual History, W.W. Norton

Cook, Christina: Lake Effect, Finishing Line Press

Covino, Peter: The Right Place to Jump, Western Michigan University Press

Cramer, Steven: Clangings, Sarabande Books

Creedon, Carolyn: Wet, Kent State University Press

Crummey, Michael: Under the Keel, Anansi

Davis, Allison: Poppy Seeds, (Wick Poetry Chapbook Series) Kent University Press

Delany-Ullman, Lorene: Camouflage for the Neighborhood, Firewheel Editions

Dickinson, Adam: The Polymers, Anansi

Dickman, Matthew: Mayakovsky's Revolver, W.W. Norton

Doyle, James: The Long View Just Keeps Treading Water, Accents Publishing

Evans, CJ: A Penance, Western Michigan University Press

Fink, Robert A.: Strange You Never Knew, Wings Press

Fisher-Wirth, Ann: Dream Cabinet, Wings Press

Fishman, Charles Ades: In the Path of Lightning: Selected Poems, Time Being Books

Flynn, Keith: Colony Collapse Disorder, Wings Press

Flynn, Nick: The Reenactments: A Memoir, W.W. Norton

Franco, James: Strongest of the Litter, Hollyridge Press

Glaser, Elton: The Law of Falling Bodies, University of Arkansas Press

Goodyear, Dana: The Oracle of Hollywod Boulevard, W.W. Norton

Gregorich, Barbara: Crossing the Skyway, Philbar Books

Guinzio, Carolyn: Spoke & Dark, Red Hen Press

Harjo, Joy: Crazy Brave: A Memoir, W.W. Norton

Hayden, Robert (Frederick Glaysher, Ed.): Collected Poems, Liveright

Hutchison, Joseph: Thread of the Real, Conundrum Press

Irwin, Mark: Large White House Speaking, Western Michigan University Press

Jesme, Kathleen: Meridian, Tupelo Press

Jordan, A. Van: The Cineaste, W.W. Norton

Keplinger, David: The Most Natural Thing, Western Michigan University Press

Kelsay, Karen: Amytis Leaves Her Garden, White Violet Press

Lenox, Stephanie: Congress of Strange People, Airlie Press

Louis, Adrian C.: Savage Sunsets, West End Press

Ludwig, Marni: Pinwheel, Western Michigan University Press

Marlatt, Rick: Desired Altitude, Standing Rock

Matos, Carol: The Hush Before the Animals Attack, Main Street Rag Publishing Company

McBride, Greg: Porthole, Briery Creek Press

McCrady, Anne: Letting Myself In, Dos Gatos Press

McCray, Mary: Why Photographers Commit Suicide, Trementina Books

McDuffie, Dawn: Flag Day in Detroit,Adastra Press

Morrison, B.: Terrarium, Cottey House Press

Neruda, Pablo (Tr. William Pitt Root): Sublime Blue: Selected Early Odes by Pablo Neruda, Wings Press

Olson, Ted: Revelations, Celtic Cat Publishing

O'Neil, Mary Anne: From Babel to Pentecost: The Poetry of Pierre Emmanuel, McGill-Queen's University Press

ORourke, Meghan: Once, W.W. Norton

Orr, Gregory: River Inside the River, W.W. Norton

Oswald, Alice: Memorial, W.W. Norton

Ott, Martin: Captive, C&R Press

Pence, Charlotte: The Branches, the Axe, the Missing, Black Lawrence Press

Peters, Sara: 1996, Anansi

Pinsky, Robert: Singing School: Leaarning to Write (and Read) by Studying with the Masters), W.W. Norton

Pinto, Sayra: Pinol, Shabda Press

Pippin, Stephanie: The Messenger, University of Iowa Press

Post, Connie: And When the Sun Drops, Finishing Line Press

Rammelkamp, Charles: Fusen Bakudan: Poems of Altruism and Tragedy in Wartime, Time Being Books

Randall, Margaret: The Rhizome as a Field of Broken Bones, Wings Press

Rich, Adrienne: Later Poems: Selected and New: 1971-2012, W.W. Norton

Richardson, Robert D. (Ed.): Henry David Thoreau: October, or Autumnal Hints, W.W. Norton

Robbins, Joshua: Praise Nothing, University of Arkansas Press

Rogers, Elizabeth Lindsey: Chord Box, University of Arkansas Press

Rowell, Charles Henry (Ed.): Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, W.W. Norton

Sampson, Dennis: The Lunatic in the Trees, Settlement House

Schultz, Philip: Dyslexia, W.W. Norton

Sharpe, Jamie: Animal Husbandry Today, ECW Press

Siegel, Joan I.: Light at Point Reyes, Shabda Press

Sofer, Andrew: Wave, Main Street Rag Publishing Company

Stanescu, Nichita (Tr. Sean Cotter): Wheel with a Single Spoke, Archipelago Books

Staples, Catherine: The Rattling Window, Ashland Poetry Press

Stren, Gerald: In Beauty Bright, W.W. Norton

Sullivan, David Allen: Every Seed of the Pomegranate, Tebot Bach

Swann, Brian: In Late Light, Johns Hopkins University Press

Wheeler, Susan: Meme, University of Iowa Press

Wolpe, Sholeh (Ed.): Breaking the Jaws of Silence: Sixty American Poets Speak to the World, University of Arkansas Press

Wolpe, Sholeh, Keeping Time with Blue Hyacinths, University of Arkansas Press