New Books 2017

Elizabeth Acevedo, Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm (Tupelo Press)

Kwame Alexander, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (children’s literature, Candlewick Press)

Elizabeth Arnold, Skeleton Coast (Flood Editions)

David Biespiel, The Education of a Young Poet (memoir, Counterpoint Press)

Remica Bingham-Risher, Starlight & Error (Diode Editions)

CL Bledsoe and Michael Gushue, I Never Promised You a Sea Monkey (Editorial Pretzelcoatl)

Ann Bracken, No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom (New Academia Publishing)

Sarah Browning, Killing Summer (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Laura Brylawski-Miller, First, Do No Harm (Poet’s Choice)

Dorritt Carroll, Sorry You Are Not an Instant Winner (chapbook, Kattywompus Press)

Grace Cavalieri, Other Voices, Other Lives (poems, plays, and interviews, Alan Squire Publishing)

Jennifer Chang, Some Say the Lark (Alice James Books)

Kelly Cherry, Quartet for J. Robert Oppenheimer (Louisiana State University Press)

Kelly Cherry, Weather (chapbook, Rain Mountain Press)

Jean Cocteau, Grace Notes/Appogiatures, translated by Mary-Sherman Willis (The Word Works)

Henry Crawford, American Software (WordTech Editions)

Jehanne Dubrow, Dots & Dashes (Southern Illinois University Press)

Jerri Dell, Blood Too Bright: Floyd Dell Remembers Edna St. Vincent Millay (nonfiction, Glenmere Press)

David Ebenbach, The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy (short fiction, University of Massachusetts Press)

David Ebenbach, Miss Portland (novel, Orison Books)

Meg Eden, Post High School Reality Quest (young adult novel, Rare Bird Books)

Safia Elhillo, The January Children (University of Nebraska Press)

Tarfia Faizullah, Register of Eliminated Villages (Graywolf Press)

T’ai Freedom Ford, how to get over (Red Hen Press)

Natalie Giarratano, Big Thicket Blues (chapbook, Sundress Publications)

Louise Glück, American Originality: Essays on Poetry (essays, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Herb Guggenheim, Strange Encounter at the Shakespeare Motel (revised and expanded version, Finishing Line Press)

Susan Hankla, Clinch River (Groundhog Poetry Press)

Jodie Hollander, My Dark Horses (Pavilion Poetry)

John H. Huey, The Moscow Poetry File (Finishing Line)

Kay Redfield Jamison, Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire (nonfiction, Knopf)

Charles Jensen, Breakup/Breakdown (chapbook, Five Oaks Press)

Camisha Jones, Flare (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Jacqueline Jules, Itzak Perlman’s Broken String (chapbook, Evening Street Press)

Jacqueline Jules, Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva (children’s literature, Kar-Ben Books)

Holly Karapetkova, Towline (Cloudbank Books)

Alysse Knorr, Mega-City Redux (Green Mountains Review Books)

Tara Laskowski, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons (flash fiction, Santa Fe Writers’ Project)

Lyn Lifsin, Little Dancer: The Degas Poems (chapbook, NightBallet Press)

Gary Copeland Lilley, The Bushman’s Medicine Show (Lost Horse Press)

Robert Lowell, ed. Katie Peterson, New Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and GIroux)

Elaine Magarrell, The Madness of Chefs: New & Selected Poems, ed. Barbara Goldberg, Jean Nordhaus & Catherine Harnett (The Word Works)

Mike Maggio, The Appointment (novella, Vine Leaves Press)

Mark McCaig, Abundance (Turning Point Books)

Sheila McMullin, daughterrariums (Cleveland State University Press)

Tony Medina, I Am Alfonso Jones (graphic novel for young readers, Tu Books)

Jenny Molberg, Marvels of the Invisible (Tupelo Press)

Kurt Olsson, Burning Down Disneyland (Gunpowder Press)

Joe Osterhaus, The Short Ride Home (Trio Books)

Cheryl Pallant, Her Body Listening (BlazeVOX Books)

Ann A. Philips, A Language the Land is Inventing (WordTech Editions)

Maritza Rivera, aka Mariposa, Blackjack Poetry Playing Cards (deck of cards with a poem printed on each, Casa Mariposa Press)

Kim Roberts, The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions)

Maggie Rosen, The Deliberate Speed of Ghosts (chapbook, Red Bird Chapbooks)

Joseph Ross, Ache (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Jane Satterfield, Apocalypse Mix (Autumn House)

Tim Seibles, One Turn Around the Sun (Etruscan Press)

Charles Simic, Scribbled in the Dark (Harper Collins)

Christine Stoddard, Jaguar in the Cotton Field (chapbook, Another New Calligraphy)

Pia Taavila-Borsheim, Mother Mail (chapbook, Hermeneutic Chaos Press)

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, The Education of a Daffodil: Prose Poems/Di bildung fun a geln nartsis: prozelider (Hadassa Word Press)

Michael Tims, The Acoustic Properties of Ancient People (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Abdourahman Waberi, Harvest of Skulls (translated by Dominic Thomas, fiction, Indiana University Press)

Jan Wagner, translated by David Keplinger, The Art of Topiary (Milkweed Editions)

Ryan Wilson, The Stranger World (West Chester University Poetry Center)

Sarah Ann Winn, Ever After the End Matter (chapbook, Hermeneutic Chaos Press)

Sarah Ann Winn, Alma Almanac (Barrow Street Press)

Anthology of Appalachian Writers: Charles Frazier Edition, Volume IX, ed. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt. Contributors include: Mark DeFoe, Kathleen Furbee, Marc Harshman, Sonja James, Luther Kirk, Llewellyn McKernan, Jessica Salfia, Tracy Seffers, Jack Trammell, Randi Ward. (anthology, Shepherd University Press)

Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts, ed. Laura Madeline Wiseman. Contributors include: Kimberly L. Becker, Ann Bracken, Shirley J. Brewer, Grace Cavalieri, Jehanne Dubrow, Meg Eden, Julie R. Enszer, Gray Jacobik, Lyn Lifshin, Jane Satterfield, Laura Shovan, Sue Ellen Thompson, Sarah Ann Winn, Rosemary Winslow, Anne Harding Woodworth (anthology, Create Space)

Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden, ed. Kwame Dawes and Matthew Shenoda. Contributors include: Elizabeth Alexander, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, A. Van Jordan, E. Ethelbert Miller, Tim Seibles, Tracy K. Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief Stephanon (anthology, TriQuarterly Books)

Capitals, ed. Abhay K. Contributors include: Indran Amirthanayagam, Volzhyna Mort, Kim Roberts, Mary Jo Salter, Myra Sklarew, Marcela Sulak. (anthology, Bloomsbury Press)

Composing Poetry: A Guide to Writing Poems and Thinking Lyrically, Gerry LaFemina (textbook, Kendall Hunt)

The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, ed. Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith. Contributors include: Kim Addonizio, Sandra Beasley, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Kyle G. Dargan, Rita Dove, Calvin Forbes, Nikki Giovanni, Yona Harvey, Randall Horton, A. Van Jordan, Maxine Kumin, Hailey Leithauser, Philip Levine, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Erika Meitner, E. Ethelbert Miller, Gregory Pardlo, Linda Pastan, Myra Sklarew, Lisa Russ Spaar. (anthology, University of Arkansas Press).

In the Margins, Christine Higgins, Ann LoLordo, Madeleine Mysko, Kathleen O’Toole (anthology, Cherry Grove Collections)

Knocking on the Door of the White House: Latina and Latino Poets in Washington, DC (2001-2009), ed. Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Jose R. Ballesteros, and Carlos Parada Ayala. Translation eds. Burgi Zenhaeusern, Yvette Neisser, and Deborah Sobeloff. Contributors include: Francisco Aragón, Naomi Ayala, Rei Berroa, Gladys Ilarregui, Samuel Miranda, Egla Morales Blouin, Martha Sanchez Lowery. (anthology, Zozobro Publishing)

Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Joy & Sexuality, ed. celeste doaks. Featuring the Black Ladies Brunch Collective: Saida Agostini, Anya Creightney, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, celeste doaks, Tafisha Edwards, and Katy Richey (anthology, Mason Jar Press)

Resist Much Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance, ed. Michael Boughn, John Bradley, Brenda Cardenas, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Kass Fleisher, Roberto Harrison, Kent Johnson, Andrew Levy, Nathaniel Mackey, Ruben Medina, Philip Metres, Nita Noveno, Julie Patton, Margaret Randall, Michael Rothenberg, Chris Stroffolino, Anne Waldman, Marjorie Welish, and Tyrone Williams. Contributors include: JoAnn Balingit, Alan Britt, Laura Shovan, Joshua Weiner, Walt Whitman (anthology, Spuyten Duyvil Press)

Revise the Psalm: Work Inspired by the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, ed. Quraysh Ali Lasana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku. Contributors include: Thomas Sayers Ellis, Gregory Pardlo. (anthology, Curbside Splendor Publishing)

Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors, ed. Mary Lucas, Meredith Maslich, Richard Peabody, and Mary Supley Foxworth (anthology of short fiction and nonfiction, Better Said Than Done)

Susan Thornton Hobby: Conversations, Little Patuxent Review Books. E-book of interviews with Lucille Clifton, Alice McDermott, Martín Espada, and Jane Hirschfield.

Thou Art: The Beauty of Identity, ed. Sushmita Mazumdar, with visual art by Sughra Hussainy. Contributors include: Ahmad Abumraighi, Nakshin Behrouzi, Hanan Daqqa, Jennifer Endo, Sharmila Karmachandani, Courtney LeBlanc, Yuri Long, Kim O’Connell, Grace Park, Edith Graciela Sanabria, and Arpita Sarkar (limited edition anthology, Studio Pause)

Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear, ed. Pamela Uschuk. Contributors include: Carmen Calatayud, Rita Dove, Blas Falconer, Yahia Lababidi, Leslie McGrath, E. Ethelbert Miller, Joseph Ross, Susan Scheid, Melissa Tuckey, Dan Vera. (anthology, Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts)

The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance, ed. Kelly Ann Jacobson. Contributors include: Caroline Bock, Steve Bucher, Katherine Anderson Howell, Anna Schoenbach, Julia Tagliere, Pamela Murray Winters (anthology, Create Space)

We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America, ed. Brando Skyhorse and Lisa Page (nonfiction anthology, Beacon Press)

The Whiskey of our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent, ed. Quraysh Ali Lasana and Georgia A. Popoff. Contributors include: Haki Madhubuti, Nagueyalti Warren. (nonfiction anthology, Haymarket Books)

Word for Word, Nancy White, ed., with poems by Karren LaLonde Alenier, J.H. Beall, Mel Belin, Sarah Browning, Grace Cavalieri, Cheryl Clarke, Donna Denizé, Bernadette Geyer, Barbara Goldberg, Brandon D. Johnson, Judith McCombs, Miles David Moore, Kathi Morrison-Taylor, Robert Sargent, Hilary Tham, Rosemary Winslow. (anthology with writing prompts, The Word Works)