Beltway Poetry Quarterly books

Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC, ed. Kim Roberts. Published in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

Contributors: Karren L. Alenier, Elizabeth Alexander, Kwame Alexander, Abdul Ali, Francisco Aragón, Naomi Ayala, Jonetta Rose Barras, Holly Bass, Paulette Beete, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Derrick Weston Brown, Sterling A. Brown, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Kenneth Carroll, Grace Cavalieri, William Claire, Carleasa Coates, Jane Alberdeston Coralín, Ed Cox, Teri Ellen Cross, Ramola D, Kyle Dargan, Ann Darr, Tina Darragh, Christina Daub, Hayes Davis, Thulani Davis, Donna Denizé, Joel Dias-Porter, Tim Dlugos, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Roland Flint, Sunil Freeman, Deirdre Gantt, David Gewanter, Brian Gilmore, Robert L. Giron, Barbara Goldberg, Patricia Gray, Michael Gushue, Daniel Gutstein, O.B. Hardison, Jr., Essex Hemphill, Randall Horton, Natalie E. Illlum, Esther Iverem, Gray Jacobik, Brandon D. Johnson, Percy E. Johnston, Jr., Fred Joiner, Beth Joselow, Alan King, Michael Lally, Mary Ann Larkin, Merrill Leffler, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Saundra Rose Maley, David McAleavey, Richard McCann, Eugene J. McCarthy, Judith McCombs, Tony Medina, E. Ethelbert Miller, May Miller, Samuel Miranda, Miles David Moore, Yvette Neisser Moreno, Kathi Morrison-Taylor, Gaston Neal, Jose Emilio Pacheco, Jose Padua, Michelle Parkerson, Betty Parry, Linda Pastan, Richard Peabody, Adam Pellegrini, Elizabeth Poliner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Liam Rector, Joan Retallack, Katy Richey, Joseph Ross, Ken Rumble, Robert Sargent, Gregg Shapiro, Myra Sklarew, Rod Smith, Alan Spears, Sharan Strange, A.B. Spellman, Hilary Tham, Maureen Thorson, Venus Thrash, Dan Vera, Rebecca Villarreal, Belle Waring, Joshua Weiner, Reed Whittemore, Terence Winch, Ahmos Zu-Bolton II. (Plan B Press, 2010).

Lip Smack: A History of Spoken Word Poetry in DC by Kim Roberts. Published in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

A timeline of major spoken word events in Washington, DC from 1991 to 2010.  Published in partnership with The Word Works, Inc. and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.  Nonfiction chapbook.  Out of print; limited availability from Beltway Editions for $10.

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).


For books by DC authors from 2000 to 2012, see our older listing here.

New Books 2014

Note: Titles listed in red are Beltway Poetry‘s selections for Best Books of 2014.

Kwame Alexander, The Crossover (youth novel-in-verse, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Susanne Bostick Allen, Highway 78 (chapbook, Broadkill Press)

Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Todos somos Whitman (poems in Spanish, Vaso Roto Ediciones)

Joseph Baldi Acosta, My Life in Metaphor (AuthorHouse)

Reinaldo Arenas, Autoepitaph: Selected Poems, edited by Camelly Cruz-Martes, translated by Kelly Washbourne (University Press of Florida)

Ed Baker, Stone Girl E-Pic (Leafe Press)

Kimberly L. Becker, The Dividings (WordTech Communications)

Rei Berroa, De quites y querencias: antojología de poemas y poéticas (1974-2014) (Publicaciones del Ministerio de Cultura)

Rei Berroa, Fortunario insólito para convivir con la lengua y unas cuantas cicatrices (Ediciones Caletita)

Richard Blanco, The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood (nonfiction, Ecco Press)

Dan Brady, Cabin Fever/Fossil Record (chapbook, Flying Guillotine Press)

Dan Brady, Leroy Sequences (chapbook, Horse Less Press)

Dorrit Carroll, GLTTL STP (BrickHouse Books)

Karl W. Carter, Jr., Southern Road and Selected Poems (CreateSpace)

Grace Cavalieri, The Man Who Got Away (Scarith Press)

Grace Cavalieri, The Mandate of Heaven (Bordighera Press)

Maxine Clair, Imagine This: Creating the Work You Love (nonfiction, Agate Bolden)

Lisa Couturier, Animals/Bodies (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Mark Cugini, Happy to Be Here (chapbook, Ink Press)

Martin Dickinson, My Concept of Time (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Buck Downs, charmed life (chapbook, Broadkill Press)

Tarfia Faizullah, Seam (Southern Illinois University Press)

Frederick Foote, Medic Against Bomb: A Doctor’s Poetry of War (Grayson Books)

Brandel France de Bravo, Mother, Loose (chapbook, Accents Publishing)

Cyd Charisse Fulton, Emphatic Radical (chapbook, Emphatic Press)

Cyd Charisse Fulton, Feeding Off of the North Star (chapbook, Emphatic Press)

Brian Gilmore, We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters (Cherry Castle)

Landon Godfrey, Spaceship (limited edition chapbook with prints by Lisa Beth Robinson, Somnalist Tango Press)

Christopher Goodrich, No Texting at the Dinner Table (NYQ Books)

Joshua Gray, Mera Bharat (Red Dashboard)

Piotr K. Gwiazda, US Poetry in the Age of Empire, 1979-2012 (essays, Palgrave)

Saskia Hamilton, Corridor (Graywolf)

Jeffrey Harrison, Into Daylight (Tupelo Press)

Clarinda Harriss, The White Rail (short fiction, Half Moon Editions)

Kathleen Hellen, Pentimento (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Cynthia Marie Hoffman, Her Human Costume (chapbook, Gold Line Press)

Cynthia Marie Hoffman, Paper Doll Fetus (Persea Books)

Ailish Hopper, Dark~Sky Society (New Issues Press)

P. Inman, Written 1976 – 2013 (If P Then Q)

Bettina Judd, Patient (Black Lawrence Press)

Jacqueline Jules, Field Trip to the Museum (chapbook, Finishing Line)

Jacqueline Jules, Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications)

Cary Kamarat, Travelwalk: Poems and Images (Hartley-Wildman Publishing)

Ted Kooser, Splitting an Order (Copper Canyon Press)

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Face Half-Illuminated (Apprentice House Press)

Nandinee Kutty, Destiny of the World and Other Stories (short fiction, Xlibris)

Yahia Lababidi, Barely There: Short Poems (Resource Publications)

Rudolph Lewis, Mockingbirds at Jerusalem: A Poetic Memoir (Black Academy Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Femme Eterna: Enheduanna, Schherazade and Nefertiti (Glass Lyre Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Malala (Poetic Matrix Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Secretariat: The Red Freak, the Miracle (Texas Review Press)

Mike Maggio, The Wizard and the White House (novel, Little Feather Books)

Saundra Rose Maley, Disappearing Act (Dryad Press)

Tony Mancus, Again(st) Membering (chapbook, Horse Less Press)

Pages D. Matam, The Heart of a Comet (Write Bloody)

C.M. Mayo, Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and his Secret Book, Spiritist Manual (nonfiction, Dancing Chiva)

Melanie McCabe, What the Neighbors Know (FutureCycle Books)

W. S. Merwin, Moon Before Morning (Copper Canyon Press)

Lalita Noronha, Her Skin Phyllo-thin (chapbook, Finishing Line)

David Owens, Raking the Snow (CD of poems set to music, features six poems by Elisavietta Ritchie, Albany Records)

Saideh Pakravan, Entendu ce matin (in French, Editions Caractères)

Gregory Pardlo, Digest (Four Way Books)

Robert Pinsky, Ginza Samba: Selected Poems/Poemas escogidos. Translated from English to Spanish by Luis Alberto Ambroggio (Vaso Roto Ediciones)

Gretchen Primack, Doris’ Red Spaces (Mayapple Press)

Elizabeth Rees, Every Root a Branch (Codhill Press)

Neil Richardson, Episodic flash sight (Neil Richardson)

Gregg Shapiro, Lincoln Avenue: Chicago Stories (short fiction, Squares & Rebels)

Aurelie Sheehan, Demigods on Speedway (short fiction, University of Arizona Press)

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

Rose Solari, The Last Girl (Santa Fe Writers’ Project)

Susan Sonde, Drumming on Water (Finishing Line Press)

Gary Stein, Between Worlds (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Will Stockton and D. Gilson, Crush (poems and essays, Punctum Books)

Maureen Thorson, My Resignation (Shearsman Books)

Maureen Thorson, A Good Attitude (chapbook, Flying Object)

Venus Thrash, The Fateful Apple (Hawkins Publishing Group)

Rebecca Villarreal, The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderón (young adult novel, Mama Chelo Press)

Terence Winch, This Way Out (Hanging Loose Press)

Anne Harding Woodworth, Unattached Male (Poetry Salzburg)

Katherine E. Young, Day of the Border Guards (University of Arkansas Press)

The Art of Survival, ed. Ruth Moon Kempher. Contributors include: Karren L. Alenier, Mel Belin, Grace Cavalieri, John Elsberg, Peter Klappert, Lyn Lifshin, Judith McCombs, Miles David Moore, Richard Peabody, Elisavitta Ritchie, Kathi Wolfe (anthology, Kings Estate Press)

The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems About Perfume, ed. Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby.  Contributors include: Ned Balbo, Sandra Beasley, Michelle Chan Brown, Moira Egan, Tarfia Faizullah, Yona Harvey, Jane Satterfield, Maureen Thorson. (anthology, The Literary House Press)

Defying Gravity: Fiction by DC Area Women, ed. Richard Peabody.  Contributors include: Amani Elkassabany, Melanie S. Hatter, Jacqueline Jules, A. Levy-Lavigne, Veronica Li, Allison Nichol, Anne Sheldon (anthology, Paycock Press)

Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, ed. Bryan D. Dietrich and Marta Ferguson.  Contributors include: Ned Balbo, Lucille Clifton, Meg Eden, A. Van Jordan, Alan King, C.R. Resetarits, Kim Roberts, Alex Ruiz, Tim Seibles, Ravi Shankar. (anthology, Minor Arcana Press)

Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001, ed. Carolyn Forche and Duncan Wu.  Contributors include: Francis Scott Key, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Archibald MacLeish, William Meredith (anthology, W.W. Norton & Co.)

The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South, ed. Douglas Ray. Contributors include: Richard Blanco, D. Gilson, Johnathan Harper, Jeff Mann, Dan Vera, L. Lamar Wilson (anthology, Sibling Rivalry Press)

Selected Letters of Robert Creeley, ed. Rod Smith, Peter Baker, and Kaplan Harris (University of California Press)

Smokelong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years, ed. Tara Laskowski.  Contributors include: Virgie Townsend, Joseph Young, Jen Michalski.  Plus commentary by editors Kelly Spitzer, Kathy Fish, Dave Clapper, Tara Laskowki, Nancy Stebbins, Gay Degani, Josh Denslow, Ashley Inguianta, Beth Thomas and Brandon Wicks. (anthology of flash fiction, Matter Press)

Teatro bajo mi piel: poesía Salvadoreña contemporánea/Theater Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry, Tania Pleitez Vela, Editorial Coordinator. Preface by Francisco Aragón; contributors include Quique Avilés, Mario Escobar, Ana Patricia Rodriguez, Gabriela Poma Traynor. (anthology, Editorial Kalina)

The Widows’ Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival, ed. Jacqueline Lapidus and Lise Menn.  Contributors include: Gail Comorat, Patricia L. Goodman, Maxine Kumin, Katherine J. Williams. Introduction by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (anthology, Kent State University Press)

Wingbeats II: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, ed. Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen. Contributors include: Regie Cabico, Natasha Sajé, Marcela Sulak, Rebecca Wee. (nonfiction with poems, Dos Gatos Press)


New Books 2015

NOTE: Titles listed in red are Beltway Poetry Quarterly‘s picks for the Ten Best Books of 2015. We have highlighted two additional Best Anthologies of the Year.

Rachel Adams, Sleeper (chapbook, Flutter Press)

Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World (memoir, Grand Central Publishing)

Abdul Ali, Trouble Sleeping (New Issues)

Nancy Allinson, Harmony Not Yet Broken (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

JoAnn Balingit, Words for House Story (WordTech Editions)

Roberta Beary, Deflection (Accents Publishing)

Sandra Beasley, Count the Waves (W.W. Norton)

Donald Berger, The Long Time (bilingual in English and German, translations by Christoph Koenig, Wallstein Verlag)

Reginald Dwayne Betts, Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books)

David Biespiel, A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns (nonfiction, Antilever Press)

Richard Blanco, Matters of the Sea/Cosas Del Mar (chapbook, bilingual, University of Pittsburgh Press)

Gary Blankenburg, Above All Things (BrickHouse Books)

David Bristol, The Hour of the Poem Poem: Poems on Writing (New Academia Publishing)

Jeffrey Brown, The News: Poems (Copper Canyon)

Sass Brown, USA-1000 (Southern Illinois University Press)

Grace Cavalieri, My Life Upon the Wicked Stage (memoir, New Academia/Scarith Books)

Gail Braune Comorat, Phases of the Moon (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Ellen Compton, Gathering Dusk (Snapshot Press)

Kyle G. Dargan, Honest Engine (University of Georgia Press)

Susan Muaddi Darraj, A Curious Land: Stories from Home (short fiction, University of Massachusetts Press)

celeste doaks, Cornrows and Cornfields (Wrecking Ball Press)

Jessica Lynn Dotson, Time Trials (chapbook, L + S Press)

Buck Downs, Tachycardia: Poems 2010 – 2012 (Edge Books)

Suzanne Dracius, Calazaza’s Delicious Dereliction, translated from French to English by Nancy Naomi Carlson (Tupelo Press)

David Ebenbach, We Were the People Who Moved (Tebot Bach)

Cathy Eisenhower, distance delay (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Julie R. Enszer, Lilith’s Demons (A Midsummer Night’s Press)

Lesley Lee Francis, You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost (memoir, University of Virginia Press)

Heather Fuller, Dick Cheney’s Heart (Edge Books)

D. Gilson, I Will Say This Exactly One Time (Essays, Sibling Rivalry Press)

Howard Gofreed, Lemon Light (Broadkill River Press)

Sid Gold, Good with Oranges (Broadkill River Press)

Barbara Goldberg, Kingdom of Speculation (chapbook, Accents Publishing)

Joshua Gray, Steel Cut Oats (Red Dashboard)

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books)

Juan Felipe Herrera, Notes on the Assemblage (City Lights Books)

Langston Hughes, Selected Letters of Langston Hughes, ed. Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel (Knopf)

Sonja James, The White Spider in My Hand (New Academia Publishing)

Andrew Jarvis, The Strait (Homebound Publications)

W. Luther Jett, Not Quite: Poems Written in Search of My Father (Finishing Line Press)

Sally Keith, River House (Milkweed Editions)

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Face Half-Illuminated (Apprentice House Press)

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Oblige the Light (CityLit)

Maxine Kumin, The Pawnbroker’s Daughter (memoir, W.W. Norton & Co.)

Mary Ann Larkin, On Gannon Street (Broadkill River Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Femme Eterna (Glass Lyre Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Moving Thru Stained Glass: The Maple Poems (Night Ballet Press)

Mike Maggio, Garden of Rain (Le Jardin de Pluie) (Aldrich Press)

Magus Magnus, The Free Spirit: Unleashing the Individual from Internal and External Constraint (nonfiction, e-book, Amazon Digital Services)

Magus Magnus, with Tony Mancus, Casey Smith and Gowri Koneswaran, eckClogs (chapbook, Furniture Press Books)

Tony Mancus, City Country (chapbook, Seattle Review)

Jenny Molberg, Marvels of the Invisible (Tupelo Press)

David Nicholson, Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City (fiction, Paycock Press)

Eric Pankey, Crow-Work (Milkweed Editions)

Alicia Partnoy, Flowering Fires/Fuegos Florales (Settlement House Books)

Linda Pastan, Insomnia (W.W. Norton)

Richard Peabody, The Richard Peabody Reader (Santa Fe Writers Project)

Lisa Pegram, Cracked Calabash (chapbook, Central Square Press)

Elizabeth Poliner, What You Know in Your Hands (David Robert Books)

Frederick Pollack, A Poverty of Words (Prolific Press)

Ann Rayburn, The Midnight Gardener Chronicles (poetry and prose, Mercury HeartLink)

Elisavietta Ritchie, Guy Wires (Poets Choice Publishing)

Kim Roberts, Fortune’’s Favor: Scott in the Antarctic (Poetry Mutual)

Kay Ryan, Erratic Facts (Grove Press

Katherine Smith, Woman Alone on the Mountain (Iris Press)

Rod Smith, Touché (Wave Books)

Maryhelen Snyder, Never the Loss of Wings (Passager Books)

Marcela Sulak, Decency (Black Lawrence Press)

Marianne Szlyk, I Dream of Empathy (chapbook, Flutter Press)

Naomi Thiers, She Was a Cathedral (Finishing Line Press)

Maureen Thorson, The Woman, The Mirror, The Eye (chapbook, Bloof Books)

Nicole Tong, My Mine (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Patricia Valdata, Where No Man Can Touch (West Chester University)

Tyler Vile, Never Coming Home (novel-in-verse, Topside Press)

Abdourahman Waberi, The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper (Les Nomades, mes frères, vont boire à la grande ourse), trans. Nancy Naomi Carlson (Seagull Books)

Tim’m West, pre|dispositions (Red Dirt)

Kathi Wolfe, Uppity Blind Girl (chapbook, BrickHouse Books)

Carina Yun, On Loving a Saudi Girl (Headmistress Press)

The Best American Poetry 2015, ed. Sherman Alexie. Contributors include: Thomas Sayers Ellis, Hailey Leithauser, Tanya Olson, Terrence WInch. (anthology, Simon & Schuster)

The Best of Gival Press Short Stories, ed. Robert L. Giron. Contributors include: Perry Glasser, Tim Johnston. (anthology, Gival Press)

Best of the Net 2014 Anthology, ed. Kathy Fagan, Lily Hong, Michael Martone. Contributors include Beltway Poetry’s winning poem by Joanne Rocky Delaplaine, as well as James Bigbee Garver, Megan Giddings, Julia Heney. (anthology, Sundress Publications)

The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, ed. Kevin Coval. Contributors include: Kyle Dargan, Joel Dias-Porter, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Tarfia Faizullah, Randall Horton, Tony Medina, John Murillo. (anthology, Haymarket Books)

Busboys and Poets Presents Ain’t U Heard, produced by Andy Shallal and Bomani Armah. Contributors include: Bomani Armah, Holly Bass, Shelly Bell, Derrick Weston Brown, Sarah Browning, Regie Cabico, Twain Dooley, Droopy, Dwayne B, Rebecca Dupas, E-Baby, Danielle Evennou, Joseph LMS Green, Kanikki Jakarta, Gowri K., Kom, Drew Law & Pages Matam, Sarah Lawson, Katy Richey, DJ Tao, 13 of Nazareth, 2Deep the Poetess, Jonathan B. Tucker, Patrick Washington, G. Yamazawa (CD, Busboys and Poets)

Clash By Night, ed. Gregg Wilhelm and Gerry LaFemina. Contributors include: Ned Balbo, CL Bledsoe, Donald Illich, Richard Peabody, Jane Satterfield, Ravi Shankar, Dean Bartoli Smith. (anthology, CityLit Press).

Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres, ed. Marcela Sulak and Jacqueline Kolosov. Contributors include: Kazim Ali, A. Van Jordan, Gregory Orr. (anthology of essays and examples of hybrid genres, Rose Metal Press)

Joys of the Table: An Anthology of Culinary Verse, ed. Sally Zakariya. Contributors include: Janet Dinsmore, Eric Forsbergh, Conrad Geller, E. Laura Golberg, Gary Hanna, Jacqueline Jules, Lisa Kosow, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Michael H. Levin, Margaret S. Mullins, Susan Notar, John O’Dell, Kim Roberts, D.A. Spruzen. (anthology, Richer Resources)

Liberation: New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renowned Poets, ed. Mark Ludwig. Contributors include: Richard Blanco, Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. (anthology, Beacon Press)

My Cruel Invention, ed. Bernadette Geyer. Contributors include: Kelly Cherry, Donald Illich, W. Luther Jett, Holly Karapetkova, Magus Magnus, Susan Bucci Mockler, Shelley Puhak, Kim Roberts, Laura Shovan, Marcela Sulak (anthology, Meerkat Press)

#OurLivesMatter: The Ballou Story Project, Shajena Erazo, ed., foreword by Kyle G. Dargan. Contributors: thirty students from Ballou High School, DC Public Schools (poetry and prose anthology, Shout Mouse Press)

Poetry Alive: The Iota Poetry Series 20th Anniversary Reading, hosted by Miles David Moore; live recording and editing by Terence Mulligan. Contributors: Karren L. Alenier, Nancy Allinson, Mel Belin, Dean Blehert, Pam Blehert, Doris Brody, Grace Cavalieri, Ellen Arnofsky Cole, Barbara DeCesare, W. Perry Epes, Claudia Gary, Barbara Goldberg, Tod Ibrahim, Donald Illich, Andrew Jarvis, Geff King, Lyn Lifshin, Gregory Luce, Greg McBride, Judith McCombs, Miles David Moore, Terence Mulligan, Richard Peabody, Kim Roberts, Joseph Ross, Martha Sanchez-Lowery, Naomi Thiers, Dan Vera, Mary Sherman Willis, Pamela Murray Winters, Kathi Wolfe, Katherine E. Young (CD, Minimus Productions)

Poetry in Medicine: An Anthology of Poems About Doctors, Patients, Illness, and Healing, ed. Michael Salcman. Contributors include: Elizabeth Arnold, David Bergman, Elizabeth Bishop, Shirley J. Brewer, Lucille Clifton, Claudia Emerson, Clarinda Harriss, Cynthia Marie Hoffman, Robert Lowell, Linda Pastan, Stanley Plumly, Kay Ryan, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams. (anthology, Persea Books)

Poets are Present Anthology, ed. Teddy Rodger. Contributors include: Rachel Adams, Karren L. Alenier, Paulette Beete, Regie Cabico, Buck Downs, Tafisha A. Edwards, Patricia Gray, Donald Illich, Andrew Jarvis, Tony Mancus, Pages Matam, Patric Pepper, Courtney Sexton, Maureen Thorson, Anne Harding Woodworth, Katherine E. Young, Suzanne Zweizig. (print and e-book anthology, Shakespeare Theatre Company)

Raising Lily Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace, ed. Carolyne Wright, M.L. Lyons, and Eugenia Toledo. Contributors include: Kim Addonizio, Sandra Beasley, Rita Dove, Luisa A. Igloria, Ellen Maycock, Bonnie J. Morris, Laura Shovan, Marianne Szylyk, Natasha Trethewey, Stacey K. Vargas, Davi Walders (anthology, University of Washington Press)

The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII: North Carolina, ed. Jesse Graves, Paul Ruffin and William Wright. Contributors include: Catherine Carter, Roy Jacobstein, Kim Roberts, Katherine Soniat, Anne Harding Woodworth (anthology, Texas Review Press)

New Books 2016

NOTE: Titles listed in red are Beltway Poetry Quarterly‘s picks for the Ten Best Books of 2016. We have highlighted two additional Best Anthologies of the Year.

Elizabeth Acevedo, Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths (chapbook, Yes Yes Books)

Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash: Poems (W.W. Norton)

Kim Addonizio, Bukowski in a Sundress (memoir, Penguin Books)

Karren LaLonde Alenier, The Anima of Paul Bowles (MadHat Press)

Kwame Alexander, Booked (novel-in-verse for children, HMH Books)

Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Todos somos Whitman/We Are All Whitman (In Spanish and English translations by Brett Alan Sanders, Arte Publico Press)

Jennifer Atkinson, The Thinking Eye (Parlor Press)

Ned Balbo, Upcycling Paumanok (Measure Press)

Amiri Baraka, SOS: Poems 1961 – 2013 (Grove Press)

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Top Surgery (illustrated chapbook, Oliver Baez Bendorf)

Rose Marie Berger, A Letter to Judge Wynn: Meditations on Breaking the Law (digital chapbook, Bottomless Cup Press)

C.L. Bledsoe, Man of Clay (novella, Main Street Rag)

C.L. Bledsoe, Trashcans in Love (Ghoti Fish Press)

C.L. Bledsoe, Ray’s Sea World (flash fiction, Ghoti Fish Press)

Diana Smith Bolton, Just Universes (chapbook, Lines + Stars Press)

Donald Britton, In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton, ed. Philip Clark and Reginald Shepherd (Nightboat Books)

Bro Yao (Hoke S. Glover III), Inheritance (Willow Books)

T.E. Brooks, Heroism, Humility, and Honor: Poems to Thank You (Learn2Succeed Publishing)

Grace Cavalieri, With (Somondoco Press)

Wing-chi Chan, Mass for Nanking’s 1937 (chapbook, New Academia Publishing)

Rene Char, translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson, Hammer with No Master (Tupelo Press)

Marlena Chertock, On That One-Way Trip to Mars (chapbook, Bottlecap Press)

Cheryl Clarke, By My Precise Haircut (The Word Works)

Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Haint (Gival Press)

J.K. Daniels, Wedding Pulls (Hub City Press)

Hayes Davis, Let Our Eyes Linger (Poetry Mutual)

Wendy DeGroat, Beautiful Machinery (chapbook, Headmistress Press)

Jessica Lynn Dotson, Time Trials (chapbook, L+S Press)

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

John Elsberg, Not Quite Ocean: Selected Poems, compiled by Connie Elsberg (Paycock Press)

Sean Enright, The Intelligence Officer Prepares to Enter Heaven (CreateSpace)

Julie R. Enszer, Avowed (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Laura Fargas, The Green of Ordinary Time (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Tenim Fruchter, I Wanted Just To Be Soft (chapbook, Anomalous Press)

Martin Galvin, Away to Home: New and Selected Poems (Poet’s Choice)

Dana Gioia, 99 Poems: New and Selected (Graywolf Press)

Joshua Gray, Symposium (Red Dashboard)

Consuelo Hernández, Mi reino sin orillas (in Spanish, Ediciones Torremozas)

Juan Felipe Herrera, The Roots of a Thousand Embraces: Dialogues (Manic D Press)

Donald Illich, The Art of Dissolving (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Gray Jacobik, The Banquet: New & Selected Poems (Poets’ Choice)

Andrew Jarvis, Landslide (Homebound Publications)

Carol Jennings, The Dead Spirits at the Piano (Cherry Grove Collections)

Alan King, Point Blank (Silver Birch Press)

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

Yahia Lababidi, Balancing Acts: New & Selected Poems (Press 53)

Michael Lally, The Village Sonnets: 1959-1962 (Word Palace Press)

Hiram Larew, Utmost (I. Giraffe Press)

Blume Lempel, Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories, translated from Yiddish by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub (fiction, Mandel Vilar Press/Dryad Press)

Phillis Levin, Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin)

Larry Levis, The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems (Graywolf Press)

Gregory Luce, Tile (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

M. Mack, Theater of Parts (Sundress Publications)

David McAleavey, Rock Taught (Broadkill River Press)

Mark McMorris, The Book of Landings (Wesleyan University Press)

E. Ethelbert Miller, The The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller, ed. Kirsten Porter (Willow Books)

Henry Morganthau III, A Sunday in Purgatory (Passager Books)

Andrew Mossin, Exile’s Recital (Spuyten Duyvil Press)

Jean Nordhaus, Memos from the Broken World (Mayapple Press)

Lalita Noronha, The Mustard Seed (Apprentice House)

Fan Ogilvie, Easiness Found: Poems and Paintings (Fan Staunton Ogilvie Robin Enterprises)

The Complete Works of Pat Parker, ed. Julie R. Enszer, (Sapphic Classics Series)

Diane Wilbon Parks, The Wisdom of Blue Apples (Diane Wilbon Parks)

Pamela Passaretta, Dreams and Consequences (chapbook, Poets on the Fringe)

Richard Peabody, Night Golf (fiction chapbook, Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review)

Stanley Plumly, Against Sunset (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Elizabeth Poliner, As Close to Us As Breathing (novel, Lee Boudreaux Books/Little Brown)

Seema Reza, When the World Breaks Open (memoir, Red Hen Press)

Elisavietta Ritchie, Babushka’s Beads: A Geography of Genes (Poets’ Choice)

Elisavietta Ritchie, Reflections: Paintings & Poems from a Poet’s Gallery (Poet’s Choice)

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

W.M. Rivera, Noise! (Broadkill River Press)

W.M. Rivera, Cafe Select (Poets Choice)

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

Michael Salcman, A Prague Spring, Before & After (Evening Street Press)

Gregg Shapiro, How to Whistle (short fiction, Lethe Press)

Gregg Shapiro, Fifty Degrees (chapbook, Seven Kitchens Press)

Nakym Sheffield, Admire My Style (Page Publishing)

Laura Shovan, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary (novel-in-verse for youth, Wendy Lamb Books/Random House)

Scot Slaby, Bugs Us All (chapbook with drawings by Walter Gurbo, Entasis Press)

Edna Small, Listening Still (Hartley-Wildman Publishing)

Clint Smith, Counting Descent (Write Bloody)

J.D. Smith, The Killing Tree (Finishing Line Press)

Katherine Soniat, Bright Stranger (Louisiana State University Press)

Jeneva Burroughs Stone, Monster (essays and poems, Phoenicia Publishing)

Barrett Warner, Why Is It So Hard to Kill You? (Somondoco Press)

Joshua Weiner, Berlin Notebook (nonfiction e-book, Los Angeles Review of Books)

Francisco-Luis White, found them (chapbook, CreateSpace)

Anne Harding Woodworth, The Last Gun (chapbook, Cervená Barva Press)

Jahleen Wright, Cycle of Being (Islandgirlpoetry)

Ed Zahniser, At the End of the Self-Help Rope (New Academia/Scarith)

Sally Zakariya, When You Escape (chapbook, Five Oaks Press)

Stephen Zerance, Caligula’s Playhouse (chapbook, Mason Jar Press)

Abundant Grace: Short Fiction by DC Area Women, ed. Richard Peabody. Contributors include: Shirley Graves Cochran, Jessica Claire Haney, Joanna Howard, Kelly Ann Jacobson, Sinta Jimenez, Dini Karasik, Barbara F. Lefcowitz, Nicole Miller, Tanya Olson, Abby Mei Otis, Atossa Shafaie, Morowa Yejide (anthology, Paycock Press)

Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland, ed. Jane Satterfield and Laurie Kruk. Contributors include: Betsy Boyd, Pauline Kaldas, Marilyn Moriarity, Lesley Wheeler (anthology, Demeter Press)

Candlesticks and Daggers: An Anthology of Mixed-Genre Mysteries, ed. Kelly Ann Jacobson. Contributors include: Cathy Alter, Jacquelyn Bengfort, Danielle Davis, Joel Goldberg, Gregory Luce, Edward Perlman, Julia Tagliere, Tim Wendel (anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, Create Space)

The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop, ed. Diane Lockward. Contributors include: Toi Derricotte, Kim Roberts, Terence Winch (craft book and anthology, Terrapin Books)

The Doll Collection, ed Diane Lockward. Contributors include: Kelly Cherry, Geraldine Connolly, Meredith Davies Hadaway, Jeffrey Harrison, Kim Roberts (anthology, Terrapin Books)

Full: An Anthology of Moon Poems, ed. Leigh Anne Hornfeldt and Teneice Durrant. Contributors include: Sarah Browning, Kelly Cherry, Ellen Hagan, Kim Roberts, Sarah Anne Winn. (anthology, Two of Cups Press)

Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, ed. ire’ne lara silva and Dan Vera (nonfiction anthology, Aunt Lute Books)

Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Jefferson, ed. Lisa Russ Spaar. Contributors include: Jennifer Chang, Lucille Clifton, Michael Collier, Stephen Cushman, Rita Dove, Claudia Emerson, Thorpe Moeckel, Ravi Shankar, R.T. Smith, Natasha Trethewey (anthology, University of Virginia Press).

The Next Verse Poets Mixtape, Vol. One: the 4×4, featuring Melanie Henderson, Fred Joiner, Lisa Pegram, and Enzo Silon Surin (limited edition audio anthology, Central Square Press)

Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, ed. Phil Cushway and Michael Warr. Contributors include: Elizabeth Alexander, Amiri Baraka, Rita Dove, Reginald Harris, Haki Madhubuti, E. Ethelbert Miller, Tim Seibles, Natasha Trethewey (anthology of poems, essays and photographs, W.W. Norton)

The Orison Anthology, Vol. 1, 2016, ed. Luke Hawkins, Nathan Poole, and Karen Tucker. Includes Beltway Poetry Quarterly’s nomination, “Kingdom of Heaven” by Katherine E. Young, as well as work by Shevaun Brannigan, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Vandana Khanna, and Bruno Nelson. Other nominating journals include The American Scholar and 32 Poems.

Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice, ed. Francisco X. Alarcón and Odilia Galván Rodriguez. Contributors include: Francisco Aragón, Sarah Browning, Susan Deer Cloud. (anthology, University of Arizona Press)

The Poet’s Quest for God: 21st Century Poems of Faith, Doubt and Wonder, ed. Oliver Brennan & Todd Swift. Contributors include; Carmen Calatayud, John Goslee, Yahia Lababidi, Phillis Levin, Miles David Moore, Rose Solari, Elizabeth Spires (anthology, Eyewear Publishing)

Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, ed. Joel Allegretti. Contributors include: Regie Cabico, celeste doaks, Gerry LaFemina, Ravi Shankar (anthology, NYQ Books)

Resisting Arrest, ed. Tony Medina. Contributors include: Tara Betts, Jane Alberdeston Coralin, Abdul Ali, Derrick Weston Brown, Joel Dias-Porter, Cornelius Eady, Brian Gilmore, Niki Herd, Esther Iverem, Reuben Jackson, Kim Roberts, Venus Thrash. (anthology, Jacar Press)

Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse, ed. Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby. Contributors include: Sandra Beasley, Tara Betts, James Allen Hall, Metta Sama (anthology, The Literary House Press)

Unrequited: An Anthology of Love Poems to Inanimate Objects, ed. Kelly Ann Jacobson. Contributors include: Isaac James Baker, Jacquelyn Bengfort, Melanie Bikowski, Sass Brown, Danielle Evennou, Kate Horowitz, Jacqueline Jules, Sarah Lilius, Gregory Luce, Neelam Patel, Ed Perlman, Julia Rocchi, Terrence Sykes, Pamela Murray Winters (anthology, CreateSpace).

Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, ed. Charles Adès Fishman and Smita Sahay. Contributors include: Ned Balbo, Roberta Beary, Jehanne Dubrow, Meg Eden, Barbara Goldberg, John Guzlowski, Linda Pastan, Jane Satterfield, Ravi Shankar, Myra Sklarew, Naomi Thiers (anthology, Kasva Press).

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)

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

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

Sarah Browning, Killing Summer (Sibling Rivalry 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)

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)

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

David Ebenbach, Miss Portland (novel, Orison Books)

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

Tarfia Faizullah, Register of Eliminated Villages (Graywolf Press)

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

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

Jodie Hollander, My Dark Horses (Pavilion Poetry)

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)

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 Daner: The Degas Poems (chapbook, NightBallet Press)

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

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)

Sheila McMullin, daughterrariums (Cleveland State University Press)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)