New Books 2013

Note: Titles listed in red are Beltway Poetry‘s top picks for Best Books of 2013.

Rachel Adams, What is Heard (chapbook, Red Bird)

Kwame Alexander, He Said She Said (young adult fiction, Amistad)

Cynthia Atkins, In the Event of Full Disclosure (Wordtech Editions)

Carlos Parada Ayala, The Light of the Storm/La luz de la tormenta (Zozobra Publishing)

Naomi Ayala, Calling Home: Praise Songs, Incantations (Bilingual Review Press)

David Biespiel, Charming Gardeners (University of Washington Press)

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

Jody Bolz, Shadow Play (Turning Point Books)

Jamie Brown, Sakura: A Cyle of Haiku (chapbook, Broadkill Press)

Brenda Bunting, Poems of Love and Violence In Between Life and Death (CreateSpace)

Grace Cavalieri, trans. Sabine Pascarelli, Cosa farei per amore: Poesie dalla voce di Mary Wollstonecraft (In Italian, The Bunny and The Crocodile Press)

Buck Downs, Always Materialized (Buck Downs)

Buck Downs, Assorted Books by Buck Downs (Buck Downs)

Buck Downs, New Personal Problem (Buck Downs)

David Ebenbach, Autogeography (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Julie R. Enszer, Homesteading: Essays on Life, Death, Sex, and Liberation (nonfiction, Spirit Press)

Julie R. Enszer, Sisterhood (Sibling Rivalry Press)

David Joel Friedman, Soldier Quick with Rain (Augury Books)

Bernadette Geyer, The Scabbard of Her Throat (The Word Works)

Natalie Giarratano, Leaving Clean (Briery Creek Press)

Landon Godfrey, In the Stone: Three Prose Poems (chapbook, Ashville BookWorks)

Michael Gushue, Pachinko Mouth (chapbook, Plan B Press)

Judith Harris, Night Garden (Tiger Bark Press)

Reginald Harris, Autogeography (Northwestern University Press)

Robert Herschbach, Loose Weather (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Joanna Hoffman, Running for Trap Doors (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Randall Horton, Pitch Dark Anarchy (TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press)

Sonja James, Calling Old Ghosts to Supper (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Bernard Jankowski, Radio in the Basement: Poems & Interview (Pond Road Press)

Andrew Jarvis, Sound Points (chapbook, Red Bird Chapbooks)

David Keplinger, The Most Natural Thing (New Issues)

Khalilullah Khalili and Marie Khalili, Memoirs of Khalilullah Khalili, An Afghan Philosopher Poet: A Conversation with His Daughter, translated by Afzal Nasiri and Marie Khalili (nonfiction, Afzal Nasiri)

Tom Kirlin, Under the Potato Moon (Little Red Tree Publishing)

Dennis M. Kirschbaum, Clattering East (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Alyse Knorr, Annotated Glass (Furniture Press)

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (San Francisco Bay Press)

Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Gathering Light (e-book, Northampton House Press)

Doug Lang, Dérangé (Primary Writing Books)

Hailey Leithauser, Swoop (Graywolf Press)

Kathryn Levy, Reports (New Rivers Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Malala (Poetic Matrix Press)

Lyn Lifshin, A Girl Goes Into the Woods (NYQ Books)

Lyn Lifshin, Tangled as the Alphabet: The Instanbul Poems (NightBallet Press)

Gary Copeland Lilley, High Water Everywhere (Willow Books)

Gregory Luce, Memory and Desire (Sweatshoppe Publications)

Margaret Mackinnon, The Invented Child (Silverfish Review Press)

Mike Maggio, The Valley of Granite and Steel (novel, Write Deal)

Tony Mancus, Diplomancy (chapbook, Horseless Press)

Sarah Marcus, Backcountry (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Jeffrey McDaniel, Chapel of Inadvertent Joy (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Tony Medina, Broke Baroque (2Leaf Press)

Jillian Meyer, Waiting for the Sun (chapbook, Plan B Press)

Chloe Yelena Miller, Unrest (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Bonnie J. Morris, The Schoolgirl’s Atlas (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Jae October, Jive Talkin’ With the Universe (chapbook, 2 Pens & Lint)

John O’Dell, At Beauty’s Pawn Shop (XLibris)

Eric Pankey, Trace (Milkweed Editions)

Richard Peabody, Nylon Soul (audio chapbook, Eat Words)

Gretchen Primack, Kind (Post-Traumatic Press)

Elisavietta Ritchie, Feathers, or Love on the Wing (chapbook, with illustrations by Megan Richard, Sheldon Studios)

Elisavietta Ritchie, Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue (Charry Grove Collections)

W.M. Rivera, The Living Clock (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Joseph Ross, Gospel of Dust (Main Street Rag)

Karen Sagstetter, The Thing with Willie: Stories of Two Families (short fiction, Bergamot Books)

Jane Satterfield, Her Familiars (Elixir Press)

Aurelie Sheehan, Jewelry Box: A Collection of Histories (BOA Editions)

R.T. Smith, The Red Wolf: A Dream of Flannery O’Connor (Louisiana Literature Press)

Janet and Cheryl Snell, Warped Passage (Scattered Light Library)

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, Prayers of a Heretic: Poems (Plain View Press)

Naomi Thiers, In Yolo County (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Cedric Tillman, Lillies in the Valley (Willow Books)

Melissa Tuckey, Tenuous Chapel (ABZ Press)

Dan Vera, Speaking Wiri Wiri (Letras Latinas/Red Hen)

Joshua Weiner, The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (University of Chicago Press)

Mary-Sherman Willis, Graffiti Calculus (CW Books/Word Tech)

Terence Winch, Lit from Below (Salmon Poetry)

Kathi Wolfe, The Green Light (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Sally Zakariya, Insectomania (chapbook, Richer Resources)

The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, ed. Deborah Ager and M.E. Silverman.  Contributors include: Nancy Naomi Carlson, Lucille Lang Day, Julie R. Enszer, Roy Jacobstein, Yvette Neisser Moreno, Kim Roberts, Carly Sachs, Jane Shore, Marcela Sulak, Joshua Weiner.  (anthology, Bloomsbury Publications)

Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry, ed. Regie Cabico and Brittany Fonte.  Contributors include: Chris August, J.T. Bullock, Jona Colson, Julie R. Enszer, Danielle Evennou, Adele Hampton, Tierra Rich, Joanna Hoffman, Natalie E. Illum, Joseph Ross, Sonya Renee Taylor. (anthology, Low Brow Press)

The Incredible Sestina Anthology, ed. Daniel Nestor.  Contributors include: Sandra Beasley, Elizabeth Bishop, Star Black, Dana Gioia, Anthony Hecht, Richard Peabody, Carly Sachs, Ravi Shankar (anthology, Write Bloody Publishing)

Lines in Long Array: A Civil War Commemoration, Poems and Photographs, Past and Present, ed. David C. Ward and Frank H. Goodyear III.  Contributors include historic authors, such as Ethel Lynn Beers, Ambrose Bierce, George H. Boker, Emily Dickinson, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Julia Ward Howe, Herman Melville, Francis Orray Ticknor, Henry Timrod, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier; and contemporary authors, such as: Eavan Boland, Geoffrey Brock, Nikki Giovanni, Jorie Graham, John Koethe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, Steve Scafidi Jr., Michael Schmidt, Dave Smith, Tracy K. Smith, and C.D. Wright.  (anthology, Smithsonian Books)

The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, ed. Kevin A. Gonzalez and Lauren Shapiro.  Contributors include: Kyle G.Dargan, Sandra Dollar, Yona Harvey, John Murillo. (anthology, Rescue Press)

Old Flame: From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine, ed. Deborah Ager, Bill Beverly, John Poch.  Contributors include: Bernadette Geyer, Holly Karapetkova, Eric Pankey, Hope Maxwell Snyder (anthology, Word Farm)

This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching, ed. Megan Volpert.  Contributors include: Charles Jensen, Bonnie J. Morris, Joseph Ross, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub.  (anthology, Sibling Rivalry Press)

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Violence, ed. Laura Madeline Wiseman.  Contributors include: Kimberly L. Becker, Carol Quinn, Rosemary Winslow, Jane Satterfield, Carly Sachs.  (anthology, Hyacinth Girl Press).