Books of Poetry (Bought & Given) : 2008

  • Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography by John Kinsella
  • Black Maria by Kevin Young
  • To Repel Ghosts by Kevin Young
  • Dear Darkness by Kevin Young
  • After a Spell by Nance Van Winkel
  • 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda Tr. by Gustavo Escobedo
  • Sea Change by Jorie Graham
  • God Particles by Thomas Lux
  • Burnt Island by D. Nurkse
  • Poems and Prose by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Natural Birth by Toi Dericotte
  • Captivity by Toi Dericotte
  • Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
  • On the Ground by Fanny Howe
  • Rules of the House by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
  • Outside History by Eavan Boland
  • Skirts and Slacks by W.S. Di Piero
  • Goest by Cole Swenson
  • Otherwise by Jane Kenyon
  • Seventy Prepositions by Carol Snow
  • The Orchard by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
  • The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
  • Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros
  • Uproar: Antiphonies to Psalms by Brooks Haxton
  • Evohe by Cristina Peri Rossi
  • Given Sugar, Given Salt by Jane Hirshfield
  • Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, and Muse & Drudge by Harryette Mullen
  • Selected Poems 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney
  • Far Side of the Earth by Tom Sleigh
  • Here, Bullet by Brian Turner
  • Garbage by A.R. Ammons
  • Radio, Radio by Ben Doyle
  • Portable Kisses by Tess Gallagher
  • Splay Anthem by Nathaniel Mackey
  • Collected Poems by W.H. Auden
  • Collected Poems 1975-2005 by Robert Creeley
  • The Last News of Mr. Nobody by Emmanuel Moses
  • Interglacial by James Richardson
  • Itinerary by Reginald Shepherd
  • DaZE by Matthew Cooperman (for review & reviewed)
  • Discount Fireworks by Wendy Taylor Carlisle (for review, forthcoming)
  • Invisibility Exhibit by Sachiko Murakami (for review, forthcoming)

Poetry Foundation’s Best Poetry Books of 2008

Their teasers for their list of favorite books is here.

Creatures of a Day : Reginald Gibbons

Twigs and Knucklebones : Sarah Lindsay

The Fifty Minute Mermaid : Nuala Ni Dhomhnail

George Oppen : Collected Poems

Sleep’s Powers : Jacqueline Risset

my vocabulary did this to me The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

King Driftwood : Robert Minhinnick

The Walking-Away World : Kenneth Patchen

The Essential George Johnston

Kyotologic : Anne Gorrick

The Alphabet : Ron Silliman

Crabwise to the Hounds : Jeramy Dodds

Elephants & Butterflies : Alan Michael Parker

Bosston : Ed Barrett

For All We Know : Ciaran Carson

Selected Poems 1969-2005 : David Harsent