Recently Received and Recommended Books

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


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 inValparaiso 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



Addonizio, Kim: Mortal Trash, W.W. Norton

Anstett, Aaron: Moreover, Sagging Meniscus

Arnoult, Darnell: Galaxie Wagon, LSU Press

Barker, Wendy: One Blackbird at a Time, BkMk Press

Barker, Wendy & Dave Parsons (Eds.): Far Out: Poems of the '60s, Wings Press

Bernard, April: Brawl and Jag, W.W. Norton

Boland, Evan: A Woman Without a Country, W.W. Norton

Botts, Elena: We'll Beachcomb for Their Broken Bones, Coffeetown Press

Bray, Tara: Small Mothers of Fright, LSU Press

Brennan, Matthew: One Life, Lamar University Literary Press

Bricuth, John: Pure Products of America, Inc., Johns Hopkins

Brownlee, J. Scott: Requiem for Used Ingition Cap, Orison Books

Burke, Michelle Y.: Animal Purpose, Ohio University Press

Burns, Shannon: Oosh Boosh, 421 Atlanta

Chai, Eleanor: Standing Water, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Channer, Colin: Providential, Akashic Books

Cheney, Chris: Lay Me Low, 421 Atlanta

Chin, Marilyn: Hard Love Province, W.W. Norton

Compton, Wayde & Renee Sarojini Saklikar (Eds.): The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them, Anvil Press

Creighton, Allison: Drawing Down the Moon, Turning Point Press

Czaia, Zach: Saint Paul Lives Here (in Minnesota), Resource Publications

Dameron, Chip: Drinking from the River: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2015, Wings Press

Davis, Jeffrey: Coat Thief, Saint Julian Press

Day, Lucille Lang: Becoming an Ancestor, Cervena Barva Press

Day, Lucille Lang: Dreaming of Sunflowers, Blue Light Press

Dove, Rita: Collected Poems: 1974-2004, W.W. Norton

Driskell, Kathleen: Next Door to the Dead, University Press of Kentucky

Eliot, T.S.: The Poems of T.S. Eliot: Volume I, Collected & Uncollected Poems (Annotated Text), Johns Hopkins

Eliot, T.S.: The Poems of T.S. Eliot: Volume II, Practical Cats & Further Verses (Annotated Text), Johns Hopkins

Espada, Martin: Vivas to Those Who Have Failed, W.W. Norton

Evans, Christine: Cloudless: a novel in verse, University of Western Australia

Fairchild, B.H.: The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems, W.W. Norton

Fleming, Deborah: Into a New Country, Cherry Grove Collections

Frazier, Marc: Each Thing Touches, Glass Lyre Press

Freeman, Matthew: Everything I Love Restored and Other Poems, Coffeetown Press

Frith, Carol: Early Echoes, FutureCycle Press

Frith, Laverne: The Evaporating Hours, Authors Press

Gardiner, Elee Kraljii: Serpentine Loop, Anvil Press

Gardner, Susan: Lifted to the Wind: Poems 1974-2015, Red Mountain Press

Gelineau, Christine: Crave, NYQ Books

Gourdine, Traci: Ringing in the Wind, Ad Lumen Press

Green, Sarah: Earth Science, 421 Atlanta

Greenlaw, Lavinia: A Double Sorrow: A Version of Troilus and Criseyde, W.W. Norton

Greinke, Eric & Glenna Luschei: Zen Duende (collaborative poems), Presa Press

Grotz, Jennifer: Window Left Open, Graywolf Press

Guida, George: Pugilistic, WordTech Editions

Gwiazda, Piotr: Aspects of Strangers, Moria Books

Hammond, Mary Stewart: Entering History, W.W. Norton

Hammons, Chera: Recycled Explosions, Ink Brush Press

Harjo, Joy: Conflict Resolutions for Holy Beings, W.W. Norton

Harrison, Martin: Happiness, University of Western Australia

Hart, Gwen: The Empress of Kisses, Texas Review Press

Hickman, Lou Ella: She: Robed and Wordless, Press 53

Hinrichsen, Dennis: Skin Music, Southern Indiana Review Press

Holder, Alan: Sky Gazer, Anaphora Literary Press

Huddle, David: Dream Sender, LSU Press

Kacian, Jim, Philip Rowland, Allan Burns (Eds.): Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, W.W. Norton

Karageorge, Penelope: The Neon Suitcase, Somerset Hall Press

Katz, David M.: Stanzas on Oz: Poems 2011-2014, Dos Madres

Kinsella, John: Firebreaks, W.W. Norton

Kramer, Ashley Seitz: Museum of Distance, Zone 3 Press

Krysl, Marilyn: Yes, There Will Be Singing, University of Michigan Press

Kumin, Maxine: And Short the Season, W.W. Norton

Kumin, Maxine: The Pawnbroker's Daughter: A Memoir, W.W. Norton

Lamothe, Lori: Trace Elements, Aldrich Press

Lenox, Stephanie: The Business, Center for Literary Publishing

Levine, Richard Michael: Catch and Other Poems, Scarlet Tanager Books

Lough, James and Alex Stein (Eds.): Short Flights: Thirty-Two Modern Writers Share Aphorisms of Insight, Inspiration, and Wit, Schaffner Press

Mahrer, Gregory: A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent, Fordham University Press

Marquette, Gretchen: May Day, Graywolf Press

McCarthy, Pattie: Quiet Book, Apogee Press

McCray, Sjohnna: Rapture, Graywolf Press

McDermott, John A.: The Idea of God in Tennessee, Aldrich Press

McPherson, Karen: Skein of Light, Arlie Press

Miller, Wayne: Post-, Milkweed Editions

Milligan, Bryce: Take to the Highway: Arabesques for Travelers, West End Press

Moolman, Kobus: A Book of Rooms, Deep South

Mooney, Sharon Fish: Bending Toward Heaven, Resource Publications

Nogues, Collier: The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground, Drunken Boat

Notess, Hannah Faith: The Multitude, Southern Indiana Review Press

Nusbaum, Susan Dworski: Open Wide, the Eye, Coffeetown Press

O'Riordan, Adam: In the Flesh, W.W. Norton

Ortiz, Amalia: Rant, Chant, Chisme, Wings Press

Oswald, Alice: Falling Awake, W.W. Norton

Ott, Martin: Underdays, University of Notre Dame Press

Owens, Scott: Thinking About the Next Big Bang in the Galaxy at the Edge of Town, Main St. Rag Publishing

Pastan, Linda: Insomnia, W.W. Norton

Pearson, Nancy K.: The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone, Fordham University Press

Pintado, Carlos (Hilary Vaughn Dobel, Tr.): Nine Coins, Akashic Books

Poulos, Michelle: Black Laurel, Iris Press

Pound, Ezra: Cathay (Centennial Edition), New Directions

Randall, Margaret: She Becomes Time, Wings Press

Raphael, Carolyn: Dancing with Bare Feet, White Violet Press

Rapti, Vassiliki: Transitorium, Somerset Hall Press

Rice, Jordan: Constellarium, Orison Books

Rich, Adrienne: Collected Poems 1950-2012, W.W. Norton

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

Robbins, Doren: Twin Extra, Wild Ocean Press

Rounds, Daniel: Some Distant Lateral Present, Ad Lumen Press

Sanders, David: Compass & Clock, Swallow Press

Schroeder, Steven: The Moon, Not the Finger, Pointing, Lamar University Literary Press

Sen, Sudeep: Fractals, Wings Press

Sharif, Solmaz: Look, Graywolf Press

Slaughter, Lauren Goodwin: A Lesson in Smallness, National Poetry Review Press

Solonche, J.R.: Beautiful Day, Deerbrook Editions

Spenst, Kevin: Ignite, Anvil Press

Stern, Gerald: Divine Nothingness, W.W. Norton

Svoboda, Terese: When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: New and Selected Poems, Anhinga Press

Swann, Brian: St. Francis and the Flies, Autumn House Press

Swartwout, Susan: Odd Beauty, Strange Fruit, The Word Works

Tigue, Lindsay: System of Ghosts, University of Iowa Press

Torabi, Ziaeddin (Parisa Samadi, Tr.): Face to Face with Dreams, Ad Lumen Press

Walker, Laura: Story, Apogee Press

Wallace, Sara: The Rival, University of Utah Press

Weingart, Arne: Levitation for Agnostics, New American Press

Wendel, Monica: English Kills, Coal Hill Review

Wheeler, Lesley: Radioland, Barrow Street Press

White, Gail: Asperity Street, Able Muse Press

Whitlow, Carolyn Beard and Marilyn Krysl (Eds.): Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century, Dartmouth College Press

Wilkens, Joe: When We Were Birds, University of Arkansas Press

Williams, Kenny: Blood Hyphen

Xiong, Khaty: Poor Anima, Apogee Press

Zdanys, Jonas: Red Stones, Lamar University Literary Press