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 2000 to 2006

2006

Kim Addonizio, Little Beauties (novel, Simon & Schuster)

Lisa Alvarado, Ann Hagman Cardinal, and Jane Alberdeston Coralin, Sister Chicas (young adult novel, Penguin/NAL Trade)

Claudia Gary-Annis, Humor Me (David Roberts Books)

Elizabeth Arnold, Civilization (Flood Editions)

Ed Baker, G oo dnight (Red Ochre Press)

E. Louise Beach, Blue Skies (Finishing Line)

Jules Boykoff, Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge (Edge Books)

Andrea Carter Brown, The Disheveled Bed (CavanKerry)

Derrick Weston Brown, The Unscene (chapbook, Derrick Weston Brown)

Regie Cabico, Exodus (limited edition chapbook, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University)

Grace Cavalieri, Water on the Sun/Acqua sol sole, Bilingual English/Italian, trans. Maria Enrico. Winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize for an American poet of Italian descent (Bordighera Press)

Michael Collier, Dark Wild Realm (Houghton Mifflin)

Buck Downs, Pontiac Fever (CD, Narrow House)

Buck Downs, In Memory D Thompson (limited edition, Buck Downs). A series of poems composed of rubbings taken from headstones in Congressional Cemetery, DC.

Buck Downs, Ladies Love Oulaws (chapbook, Edge Books)

Blas Falconer, The Perfect Hour (Pleasure Boat Studio)

JoAnne Growney, My Dance is Mathematics (chapbook, Paper Kite Press).

Donald Hall, White Apples and the Taste of Stone (Houghton Mifflin)

Judith Harris, The Bad Secret (Louisiana State University Press)

Jeffrey Harrison, The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems (Dufour Editions)

Jeffrey Harrison, Incomplete Knowledge (Four Way Books)

Randall Horton, The Definition of Place (Main Street Rag)

Esther Iverem, Living in Babylon (Africa World Press)

Charles Jensen, Living Things (chapbook, Thorngate Road)

Brandon D. Johnson, Love’s Skin (The Word Works)

David Keplinger, The Prayers of Others (New Issues)

Alan King, transfer (chapbook, Alan King)

Nandinee Kutty, Kavitanjali: Offering with Both Hands (chapbook, Nandinee K. Kutty)

Doug Lang, Selected Poems (Edge Books)

Lyn Lifshin, Another Woman Who Looks Like Me (Black Sparrow)

Reb Livingston and Ravi Shankar, Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books)

C.M. Mayo, The Essential Francisco Sosa, or Picadou’s Mexico City (CD, Tameme)

R.J. McCaffery, Ice Sculpture of Mermaid with Cigar (Three Candles Press)

John Morris, The Musician, Approaching Sleep (chapbook, Dos Madres Press)

The Original Woman, The Addiction (CD, The Original Woman)

Linda Pastan, Queen of a Rainy Country (WW Norton)

Dwaine Rieves, When the Eye Forms (Tupelo Press)

Elisavietta Ritchie, Awaiting Permission to Land (Cherry Grove Collections)

stevenallenmay, fracturedevelopment (chapbook, Plan B Press)

Henry Taylor, Crooked Run (Louisiana State University Press)

Truth Thomas, Party of Black (chapbook; Mouthmark Press)

Maureen Thorson, Mayport (2006 Chapbook Poetry Fellowship winner, Poetry Society of America)

Joshua Weiner, From the Book of Giants (Univ. of Chicago Press)

Ed Zahniser, Mall-Hopping with the Great I AM (Somondoco Press)

Alice Redux: New Stories of Alice, Lewis, and Wonderland, ed. Richard Peabody. Contributors include: Miles David Moore, Ross Taylor, Donya Currie Arias, Ann Downer, Kevin Downs, C.M. Dupre, Martin Seay, Aurelie Sheehan, MaryAnn Suehle, Victoria Popdan and Dorothy Hickson. (Paycock Press)

American War Poetry, ed. Lorrie Goldensohn.  Contributors include: Joel Barlow, Ambrose Bierce, Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carolyn Forché, Charlotte L. Forten Grimké, Anthony Hecht, Langston Hughes, Randall Jarrell, Francis Scott Key, Robert Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, Joaquin Miller, Ezra Pound, Walt Whitman. (Columbia University Press).

The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, ed. Reb Livingston and Molly Arden. Contributors include Carly Sachs, Kim Roberts, Christy Zink, Emily Lloyd, Ken Rumble, and Ravi Shankar (No Tell Books)

Enhanced Gravity: Short Fiction by Washington Area Women Writers, ed. Richard Peabody. Contributors include: Ramola D, Sibbie O’Sullivan, Elizabeth Poliner, Venus Thrash (Paycock Press)

Evensong: Contemporary American Poets on Spirituality, ed. Gerry LaFemina and Chad Prevost. Contributors include Francisco Aragón, Eric Pankey, Ravi Shankar. (Bottom Dog)

fish in love, edited by Roberta Beary and Ellen Compton (anthology, Haiku Society of America)

Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade, ed. Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady. Contributors include Elizabeth Alexander, Holly Bass, Derrick Weston Brown, Teri Ellen Cross, Kyle G. Dargan, Joel Dias-Porter, Michele Elliott, John Frazier, Monica A. Hand, Yona Harvey, Brandon D. Johnson, Ernesto Mercer, and Venus Thrash (University of Michigan Press)

Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces, ed. Michelle Sewell. Contributors include Teri Ellen Cross, Yael Flusberg, Charniece FoxLisa Joyner, J. ScalesSonya Renee Taylor (GirlChild Pres)

Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century, ed. Michael Dumanis and Cate Marvin. Contributors include: Jeffrey McDaniel, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Richard Blanco, A. Van Jordan (Sarabande Books)

Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion, ed. C.M. Mayo. Short fiction from Mexico in translation. (Wherabouts Press)

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry, ed. Arnold Rampersad. Contributors include Elizabeth Alexander, Sterling A. BrownPaul Laurence DunbarCornelius Eady, Angelina Weld GrimkeLangston Hughes,E. Ethelbert Miller, May Miller, Larry NealJean Toomer (Oxford University Press)

The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, ed. Nikky Finney. Contributors include Holly Bass, Remica L. Bingham, Lucille Clifton, Jane Alberdeston Coralin, Camille T. Dungy, Cornelius Eady, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Reginald Harris, Reuben Jackson, Brandon D. Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Evie Shockley, Truth Thomas (Univ. of Georgia Press)

Sex & Chocolate: Tasty Morsels for Mind and Body, ed. Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody. Contributors include R.R. Angell, Jodi Bloom, Jane Bradley, Moira Egan, Ivy Goodman, Deirdre McAfee, Leslie Pietrzyk, Nani Power, Gregg Shapiro (Paycock Press)

Under the Rock Umbrella: Contemporary American Poets from 1951-1977, ed. William Walsh. Contributors include: Kim Addonizio, Michael Collier, Kate Daniels, Thomas Sayers Ellis, James Harms, Cate Marvin, Campbell McGrath, Barbara J. Orton, Elizabeth Spires, Susan Tichy, Afaa Michael Weaver. (Mercer University Press)

Voces y memorias de la Luna, ed. Rei Berroa. Anthology in Spanish of poets featured in the annual Poetry Marathon sponsored by Teatro de la Luna. Featured authors include Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Rei Berroa, Gladys Ilarregui (Colecctión Libros de la Luna)

2005

Kim Alexander and Jeffery Duarté, Sleight of Hand, Twist of Fate (Speak Easy Publishing)

Kwame Alexander, Dancing Naked on the Floor (Writers Lair Books)

Kwame Alexander, The Way I Walk, short stories and poems for young adults (Capital Book Fest)

Paulette Beete, Blues for a Pretty Girl (Finishing Line Press)

Sylvia D. Beverly, Forever in Your Eyes (Golden Arts Publishing)

Richard Blanco, Directions to the Beach of the Dead (Univ. of Arizona Press)

Brofucius (aka Jeffrey G. Duarté), Hot Licks & Rhetoric (CD, Speak Easy Publishing)

Leslie Bumstead, Cipher/Civilian (Edge Books)

Nancy Naomi Carlson, Imperfect Seal of Lips (chapbook, winner of the Tennessee Chapbook Prize, published in Poems & Plays, Issue 12).

Grace Cavalieri, What I Would Do for Love: Poems in the Voice of May Wollstonecraft (Jacaranda Press)

Donna Denize, Broken Like Job (The Word Works)

James Ellis III, OnThaGrindCuzin: The School Daze of Being ‘Incognegro’ in 1619 (Publish America)

Thomas Sayers Ellis, The Maverick Room (Graywolf Press)

Ethan Fischer, Beached in the Hourglass (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press)

Lesley Lee Francis, Robert Frost: An Adventure in Poetry, 1900-1918 (memoir, Transaction Publishers)

Edith Grant, Centaur and Other Poems (Xlibris)

Jennifer Gresham, Diary of a Cell (Steel Toe Books)

Piotr Gwiazda, Gagarin Street (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Saskia Hamilton, Divide These (Graywolf Press)

Jeffrey Harrison, An Undertaking (Haven Street Press)

Ailish Hopper, Bird in the Head (The Center for Book Arts)

Philip K. Jason, Greatest Hits: 1970-2001 (chapbook; Pudding House Press)

David KeplingerThe Clearing (New Issues)

David Kresh, Turn Off or Use Opener (The Blue House Press)

Mary Ann Larkin, A Shimmering That Goes With Us (Finishing Line Press)

Vladimir Levchev, The Rainbow Mason (Cornerstone Books)

Lyn Lifshin, The Daughter I Don’t Have (Plan B Press)

Lyn Lifshin, The Licorice Daughter (Texas Review Press)

Gary Copeland Lilley, Black Poem (chapbook, Hollyridge Press)

Savora Matzo, Soul of Savora (Bamboo Books)

David McAleavey, Huge Haiku (Chax Press)

Richard McCann, Mother of Sorrows (Pantheon Books)

Judith McCombs, The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New (The Word Works)

Laura Minning, sunburst (Xlibris)

Mel Nichols, Day Poems (Edge Books)

Sibbie O’Sullivan, Little Wheel (CD, A Dim Puce Production)

Kathleen O’Toole, Practice (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Patric Pepper, Temporary Apprehensions (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Elizabeth Poliner, Mutual Life & Casualty (novel, Permanent Press)

Elisavietta Ritchie, The Spirit of the Walrus (Bright Hill Press)

Anne Sheldon, The Adventures of the Faithful Counselor (Aqueduct Press)

Michelle Sewell, Consider This… (CD, The Poetry Fix)

J.D. Smith, Settling for Beauty (Cherry Grove)

Rod Smith, Fear the Sky (CD, Narrow House Recordings)

Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, The Insatiable Psalm: Poems (Wind River Press)

Hilary Tham, Tin Mines and Concubines (short fiction, Washington Writers Publishing House)

Etan Thomas, More Than an Athlete (Moore Black Press)

Maureen Thorson, Abecedarium (chapbook, Big Game Press)

Maureen Thorson, EVOL (chapbook, Big Game Press)

Nap Turner, Nap Turner Presents Hughes’ View of the Blues. The acclaimed WPFW-FM deejay reading Langston Hughes‘s Jesse B. Semple stories (CD, Right on Rhythm).

Jonathan Vaile, Blue Cowboy (The Word Works)

Joy C. West, Dancing on the Fringes of the Realm (chapbook, Joy C. West).

Sharlie West, House of Bones (Shadows Ink Publications)

Alice Redux: New Stories of Alice, Lewis, and Wonderland, ed. Richard Peabody (fiction anthology, Paycock Press).

An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Women’s Studies, ed. Brianne Friel and Robert L. Giron (nonfiction anthology, Gival Press)

180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, ed. Billy Collins. Contributors include Christina Daub, Anthony Hecht, Edward Hirsch, Ted Kooser, Linda Pastan (Random House).

Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami, ed. Judith R. Robinson, Joan E. Bauer, & Sankar Roy. Contributors include: Indran Amirthanayagam, Mel Belin, Rick Cannon, Grace Cavalieri, John Clarke, Tom Donlon, Yael Flusberg, Robert L. Giron, Lyn Lifshin, Elisavietta Ritchie, Kim Roberts, Avideh Shashaani, Davi Walders, Ernie Wormwood (Rupa & Co. in New Delhi, India/Bayeux Arts, Calgary, Canada). http://poetsforhumanity.org

Poetic Voices Without Borders, ed. Robert L. Giron. Contributors include Karren L. Alenier, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Rei Berroa, Jody Bolz, Grace Cavalieri, Piotr Gwiazda, Suzan Shown Harjo, Peter Klappert, C.M. Mayo, Judith McCombs, E. Ethelbert Miller, Richard Peabody, Kim Roberts, Myra Sklarew, Hilary Tham, Davi Walders and Ernie Wormwood (Gival Press).

Poetry Alive at Iota: 10th Anniversary CD, ed. Terence Mulligan, Martha Sanchez-Lowery and Miles David Moore. Featured authors include: Karren L. Alenier, Dean Blehert, Grace Cavalieri, Sunil Freeman, Patricia Gray, Reuben Jackson, Hiram Larew, Judith McCombs, Richard Peabody, Kim Roberts, Hilary Tham (CD anthology, Minimus Productions).

Unexpected Harvest: A Gathering of Blessings, ed. Ruth Moon Kempher. Contributors include Dean Blehert, Grace Cavalieri, Peter Klappert, Miles David Moore, Elisavietta Ritchie, Hilary Tham (Kings Estate Press)

A Wild Perfection: Selected Letters of James Wright, ed. Anne Wright and Saundra Rose Maley (nonfiction, Farrar Straus & Giroux)

2004

Kim Addonizio, What Is This Thing Called Love (WW Norton)

Richard Blanco, Nowhere But Here (chapbook, Hill-Stead Museum)

Jody Bolz, A Lesson in Narrative Time (Gihon Books)

Christopher Conlon, The Weeping Time (Argonne House Press)

Erik Gamlem, Death Language: Collected Poems (Kiss/Kill Press)

Dana Gioia, Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture (essays, Graywolf Press)

Patricia Gray, Rupture (Red Hen Press)

Jen Gresham, Explaining Relativity to the Cat (chapbook, Pudding House Press)

Marc Harshman, Local Journeys (chapbook, Finishing Line Press)

Rod Jellema, A Slender Grace (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing)

Richard Eric Johnson, Schemes of Consciousness (Mellen Poetry Press)

Sally Keith, Dwelling Song (University of Georgia Press)

Chungmi Kim, Glacier Lily (Red Hen Press)

Ann B. Knox, The Dark Edge (Pudding House Press)

Gerry LaFemina, The Parakeets of Brooklyn. Bilingual English/Italian, trans. Elisa Biagini. (chapbook, winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize for an American poet of Italian descent, Bordighera Press)

C.E. Laine, Postcards from a Summer Girl (Sun Rising Books)

Michael Lally, March 18, 2003 (Libellum)

Barbara Lefcowitz, Photo, Bomb, Red Chair (Fithian Press)

Lyn Lifshin, The Barbie Poems (chapbook, The Lummox Press)

Lyn Lifshin, When a Cat Dies (chapbook, The Moon Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Another Woman’s Story (limited edition chapbook, Butcher Shop Press)

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

Gary Copeland Lilley, The Subsequent Blues (Four Way Books)

Gary Copeland Lilley, The Reprehensibles (chapook, Fractal Edge Press)

Miles David Moore, Rollercoaster (The Word Works)

E. Ethelbert Miller, How We Sleep on the Nights We Don’t Make Love (Curbstone Press)

Erin Murphy, Science of Desire (Word Press)

Christopher Nealon, The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions)

Gloria Oden, Appearances (Saru Press International)

Billye Okera, The Mourner’s Bench and Other Stations of Weeping & Joy (Speak-Easy Publishing)

Eric Pankey, Reliquaries (Ausable Press)

Richard Peabody, Last of the Red Hot Magnetos (Paycock Press)

Mary Quattlebaum, Family Reunion. Poems for young people with illustrations by Andrea Shine (Eerdmans)

Kaia Sand, Interval (Edge Books)

The Silhouette Lover, Shadow Dancing (Speak-Easy Publishing)

Cheryl Snell, Epithalamion (Little Poem Press)

Peter Streckfus, The Cuckoo (Yale University Press)

Maureen Thorson, Calamity and the Calamity Annex (chapbook, Big Game Press)

Maureen Thorson, Novelty Act (chapbook, Ugly Duckling Presse)

Hamed Vahidi, Ruins of the Soul (Llumina Press)

Mark Wallace, Haze: Essays, Poems, Prose (Edge Books)

Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller’s Cabin, 1984-2001, ed. Jacklyn Potter, Dwaine Rieves, and Gary Stein. Includes: Jane Alberdeston Coralín, Karren L. Alenier, Jennifer Atkinson, Holly Bass, Anne Becker, Dean Blehert, Rick Cannon, Kenneth Carroll, Grace Cavalieri, Michael Collier, Joanne Rocky Delaplaine, Roland Flint, Sunil Freeman, Nan Fry, David Gewanter, Brian Gilmore, Patricia Gray, Daniel Gutstein, Reuben Jackson, Valerie Jean, Rod Jellema, Brandon D. Johnson, Jean Johnson, Beth Baruch Joselow, Hiram Larew, Merrill Leffler, Toni Asante Lightfoot, David McAleavey, Richard McCann, Judith McCombs, E. Ethelbert Miller, Miles David Moore, Sibbie O’Sullivan, Stanley Plumly, Kim Roberts, Martha Sanchez-Lowery, Myra Sklarew, Gary Stein, Hilary Tham, Davi Walders, Reed Whittemore, Rhonda Williford, Terence Winch (The Word Works)

DC Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Second Edition), ed. Sarah Browning, Michele Elliott and Danny Rose. Featured authors include: Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Naomi Ayala, Rei Berroa, Richard BlancoJody Bolz, Kenneth CarrollGrace Cavalieri, David Gewanter, Patricia Gray, Peter Klappert, Ann B. Knox, Mike Maggio, Judith McCombs, E. Ethelbert Miller, Samuel Miranda, John S. Murillo, Richard Peabody, DJ Renegade, Melanie RiveraKim Roberts, M.A. SchaffnerMyra Sklarew, Rebecca Villarreal (DCPAW)

DC Slam Semi-Finals 2004, SLAMicide (Baltimore) Semi-Finals, and the DC/Baltimore Slam Team Finals Night 2004; available on DVD separately or as a 3-disc box set.

Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women, ed. Richard Peabody. Contributors include Sophy Burnham, Lucinda Ebersole, Patricia Griffith, Judith Harris, C.M. Mayo, Leslie Pietrzyk, Mary Quattlebaum, Myra Sklarew, Mary Kay Zuravleff (Paycock Press)

Sheets for Men Only: International anthology of poetry and prose, ed. Claire Kincannon. 25 contributors from 12 countries, including E. Ethelbert Miller, Steve Scafidi, Henry Taylor (Dancingink Press).

31 Arlington Poets, ed. Richard Peabody. Contributors include: Karren L. Alenier, Rei Berroa, John Elsberg, Miles David Moore, Kim Roberts, Martha Sanchez-Lowery, M.A. Schaffner, Hilary Tham ( CD anthology; Paycock Press).

Women in the Avant Garde: Laura Elrich, Heather Fuller, Carol Mrakove, Kristin Prevallet, and Deborah Richards (CD anthology, Narrow House Recordings).

2003

Afrika M.A. Abney, aka Ashawarrior, Dancers in the Wind (RAH Distributors/Express Yourself Books)

Karren LaLonde Alenier, Greatest Hits (Pudding House Press)

Elizabeth Alexander, The Black Interior: Essays (nonfiction, Graywolf Press).

Peter Blair, The Divine Salt (Autumn House Press)

Gregory T. Boykin, What Makes a Man? (Speak-Easy Publishing)

Brofucius, Lyrical Liquor (CD, Speak Easy Publishing)

Dan Campbell, Sleeper Car Meditations (Dan Campbell)

Rick Cannon, The Composition of Absence (Pudding House Press)

Christopher Conlon, Gilbert and Garbo in Love (The Word Works)

Jeffrey G. Duarté and Gregory T. Boykin, Why I Stare At You (Speak Easy Publishing)

O.B. Hardison, Jr., Reading His Poetry (CD, Bard Records)

Judith Harris, Signifying Pain: Constructing and Healing the Self Through Writing (nonfiction, SUNY Press)

Anthony Hecht, Collected Later Poems (Knopf)

Anthony Hecht, Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry (nonfiction, Johns Hopkins University Press)

James Hopkins, Eight Pale Women (The Word Works)

KaNikki Jakarta, The Skillz of a Sistah (Great Publishing LLC)

Lidia Kosk, niedosyt / reshapings, translated by Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka (bilingual, Pod Wiatr)

Mary Ann Larkin and Patric Pepper, The DNA of the Heart (Pond Road Press)

Robert Lowell: Collected Poems, ed. Frank Bidart and David Gewanter (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Tonya “JaHipster” Matthews, The Legend of Afrodite (CD, JaHipster).

William Matthews, Search Party: Collected Poems of William Matthews, ed. Sebastian Matthews and Stanley Plumly (Houghton Mifflin)

Mark McMorris, The Blaze of Poui (University of Georgia Press)

Tony Medina, Committed to Breathing (Third World Press)

Billye Okera, The Mourner’s Bench and Other Stations of Weeping & Joy (Speak-Easy Publishing)

Eric Pankey, Oracle Figures (Ausable Press)

Stanley Plumly, Argument & Song: Sources & Silences in Poetry (nonfiction, Other Press)

Ezra Pound, Ego Scriptor Cantilenae: The Music of Ezra Pound. Includes samples from his two operas and pieces for solo violin (CD, Other Minds)

Robert Sargent, 99 After 80 (The Bunny and Crocodile Press)

Katherine Smith, Argument by Design (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Rod Smith, Music or Honesty (Roof Books)

Stimulates, Dark: A Sunset Rising (Speak-Easy Publishing)

Hilary Tham, The Tao of Mrs. Wei (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press)

Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia. ed. Sarah Kennedy and R.T. Smith. Contributors include: Jennifer Atkinson, Peter Klappert, Eric Pankey, Henry Taylor (University of Virginia Press).

DC Poets Against the War, ed. Naomi Ayala, Sarah Browning, Michele Elliott, and Danny Rose. Includes: Rei Berroa, Kenneth Carroll, Grace Cavalieri, David Gewanter, Patricia Gray, Peter Klappert, Ann Knox, E. Ethelbert Miller, Kim Roberts, Rebecca Villarreal (Argonne House)

The Earthworm Project, includes Droopy, Komplex, Abena Disroe, Tonya “JaHipster” Matthews, Krayola (CD anthology, Paragon Sound)

The Healing Fountain: Poetry Therapy for Life’s Journey, ed. Geri Chavis and Lila Weisberger (anthology of essays and poems, National Assn. for Poetry Therapy).

100 Poets Against the War, ed. Todd Swift. Includes Kenneth Carroll, Richard Peabody, Rebecca Villarreal (Salt Publishing)

Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from Writers Corps. Approximately 100 poems by teens from DC, NY, and San Francisco. Forward by Nikki Giovanni, Essay by Kevin Powell, plus writing tips by WritersCorps intructors (Harper Collins)

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, ed. Billy Collins. Includes Geraldine Connolly, Phillis Levin, Henry Taylor, Reed Whittemore, Terence Winch (Random House)

The Road Less Taken: The St. Valentine Sunday Poetry Marathon 2001, ed. Chezia Thompson Cager and Blair Ewing. Includes Ron D. Baker, Hiram Larew, Nicki Miller, Richard Peabody (CD anthology, Maryland Institute College of Art).

Spoken Here, Spoken Now: A Celebration of 30 Years of Poetry. Contributors include David Bristol, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Ramola D, Ann Knox, David McAleavey, Elisabeth Murawski, Jean Nordhaus, Elisavietta Ritchie (CD anthology, Washington Writers Publishing House)

The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & The Poetry of a New Generation, ed. Mark Eleveld. Contributors include: Regie Cabico, DJ Renegade, Jeffrey McDaniel. (anthology with CD, Sourcebooks, Inc.)

2002

David Bristol, Toad and Other Poems (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press)

Brofucius, The Philosophical Brother (Speak Easy Publishing)

J. Wesley Clark, I am Paraguay (No. 17 in the Second Series of Bogg free-for-postage pamphlets, Bogg Publications)

Maxine Combs, Listening for Wings (Wineberry Press).

Christopher Conlon, What There Is (Argonne House)

Joel Dias-Porter, Libation Song (CD, Black Magi Music)

Cathy Eisenhower, Language of the Dog-Heads (Phylum Press)

Blair Ewing, And To The Republic (Argonne House)

Heather Fuller, Dovecote (Edge Books)

Angela Goldemund, The Gray Notebook of a Stranger (Tibia Books)

Donald Hall, The Painted Bed (Houghton Mifflin Co.)

Reginald Harris, Ten Tongues (Three Conditions Press)

Roy Jacobstein, Ripe (University of Wisconsin Press)

Dolores Kendrick, Why the Woman is Singing on the Corner (Peter Randall Press)

Vladimir Levchev, Heavenly Balkans (Argonne House)

Lyn Lifshin, A New Film About a Woman in Love with the Dead (March Street Press)

Ed McCafferty, Audrey & I Strike Forth (Argonne House)

Tony Medina, Love to Langston, children’s book, with illustrations by Gregory Christie (Lee and Low Books)

Jean Nordhaus, The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn (Milkweed Editions)

Joe Osterhaus, Radiance (Zoo Press)

Linda Pastan, The Last Uncle (WW Norton)

Richard Peabody, Rain Flowers (e-chapbook, Ahadada Press)

Judith Podell, Blues for Beginners (Argonne House)

Ilona Popper, Break (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press)

Lee Sang, Crow’s Eye View: The Infamy of Lee Sang, Korean Poet, work selected and translated by Myong-Hee Kim (The Word Works)

Robert Sargent, Wondrous News (Argonne House)

M.A. Schaffner, War Boys (novel, Welcome Rain)

Ravi Shankar, Instrumentality (Cherry Grove)

Ann Sheldon, Hero-Surfing (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Silhouette Lover, Standing in the Shadows of Love (Speak Easy Publishing)

Ronny Someck, The Fire Stays in Red: Poems, translated from the Hebrew by Moshe Dor and Barbara Goldberg (University of Wisconsin Press)

Herman Taube, Looking Back, Going Forward: New & Selected Poems (University of Wisconsin Press)

Edward Weismiller, Walking Toward the Sun (Yale University Press)

Beyond the Frontier, ed. E. Ethelbert Miller. Includes Lauren Anita Arrington, Kenneth Carroll, James Coleman, Joy Dawson, Cornelius Eady, Patricia Elam, Gideon Ferebee, Calvin Forbes, Brian Gilmore, Michelle Calhoun Greene, Monica A. Hand, Peter J. Harris, Yona Camille Harvey, Michael Hill, Amitiyah Elayne Hyman, Esther Iverem, Reuben Jackson, Valerie Jean, Brandon D. Johnson, Lisa Elaine Johnson, A. Van Jordan, Carolyn Joyner, Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Gary Lilley, Garrett McDowell, Sydney March, Nyere-Gibran Miller, Gaston Neal, Ronald D. Palmer, Lisa Pegram, Tammy Lynn Pertillar, DJ Renegade, Sybil Roberts, Gigi Maria Ross, S.P. Shephard, StacyLynn, Darrell Stover, Imani Tolliver, Lori Tsang, Elaine Upton, Jennifer Lisa Vest, Eunice Juaguina Watkins-Cothram, Brother Yao.  (Black Classic Press)

An Eye for an Eye Makes the World Blind: Poets on 9/11, ed. Allen Cohen, Clive Matson, and Michael Parenti. Includes Grace Cavalieri, Lyn Lifshin, Robert Pinsky (Regent Press).

Hammer and Blaze: A Gathering of Contemporary American Poets, ed. Ellen Byrant Voigt and Heather McHugh. Includes Michael Collier, Roland Flint (University of Georgia Press)

The Heroes of Slam!, Featuring poems by members of the DC/Baltimore National Slam Team: Twain Dooley, Joanna Hoffman, David Lankford, Queen Sheba, Dave Schein (David Lankford)

Journey to Timbooktu: An African-American Poetic Odyssey, ed. Memphis Vaughn. Authors include Tracy BrownJohn Riddick, Jamal Sharif, L.D. Stewart, Zamounde (Timbooktu)

Over the Rooftops of Time: Jewish Stories, Essays, and Poems, ed. Myra Sklarew (poetry and prose anthology, State University of New York Press)

A Poetic Bridge: Poems by Poets Anonymous in the USA and United Kingdom. Includes Grace Cavalieri, Mike Crowley, Sam Hurst, Stazja MacFadyen, Nicki Miller, Jean Russell, Edith Graciela Sanabria,  (PA Press)

Poetology. Features D. Bell, Myisha Cherry, Droopy, Men Maa Aim Ra, Native Son, Queen Sheba, Sir Reigns (CD, Poetology)

Roll Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, ed. Tony Medina, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Samiya A. Bashir (Third World Press)

September Eleven: Maryland Voices. Contributors include: Ned Balbo, Linda Joy Burke, Virginia Crawford, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Moira Egan, Blair Ewing, Michael S. Glaser, Reginald Harris, W. Luther Jett, Greg McBride, Yvette Neisser, Elisavietta Ritchie, Sam Schmidt, Barbara M. Simon, Davi Walders, Mimi Zannino. (Baltimore Writers Alliance)

Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry, ed. Todd Swift & Philip Norton. Includes: Regie Cabico, Kenneth Carroll, Jeffrey McDaniel, Richard Peabody, DJ Renegade, Silvana Straw. (anthology with CD, Rattapallax Press)

Telling it Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, ed. Mark Wallace and Steven Marks (University of Alabama Press, Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series)

These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family, ed. Afaa Michael Weaver. Contributors include E. Ethelbert Miller (Sarabande Books)

When Words Became Flesh, ed. Myisha Cherry. Includes Fahim Nassar, Giovanni, Rush, The Dri Fish, Makeda Crane, Takisha, Komplex (Mwaza Publications).

2001

Elizabeth Alexander, Antebellum Dream Book (Graywolf Press)

Kwame Alexander, Do The Write Thing: 7 Steps to Publishing Success (essays, Manisy Willows Books)

Jennifer Atkinson, The Drowned City (Northeastern University Press)

Dean Blehert, Kill the Children and Other Disconnections (chapbook, Argonne House)

Doris Brody, Judging the Distance (The Word Works)

Regie Cabico, The Poems that Slam & The Twilight Stories (chapbook, Cabicoism Press)

Regie Cabico, Regiespective: Poems (chapbook, Cabicoism Press)

Grace Cavalieri, Cuffed Frays and Other Poems (chapbook, Argonne House)

Billy Collins, Sailing Alone Around the Room (Random House)

Ed Cox, Collected Poems (Paycock Press)

Maxine Clair, October Suite (novel, Random House)

Cornelius Eady, Brutal Imagination (Putnam)

Cathy Eisenhower, Language of the Dog-Heads (chapbook, Phylum Press)

Thomas Sayers Ellis, The Genuine Negro Hero (chapbook, Kent State University Press)

Brian Federico, The Sea and Galilee (chapbook, Pipers’ Ash Publishers)

Bernadette Geyer, What Remains (chapbook, Argonne House)

Robert L. Giron, Songs of the Spirit (Gival Press)

Ty Gray-El, Breath of My Ancestors (Booksurge)

Jeffrey Harrison, Feeding the Fire (Sarabande Books)

Anthony Hecht, The Darkness and the Light (Alfred A. Knopf)

Bernard Jankowski, The Bullfrog Does Not Imagine New Towns (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Philip K. Jason, Making Change (chapbook, Argonne House)

Joy Jones, Private Lessons: A Book of Meditations for Teachers (essays, Andrews McMeel Publishers)

Phillip Kurata, The Reluctant Angel (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Michael Lally, It Takes One to Know One: Poetry & Prose (Black Sparrow Press)

Michael Lally, ¿Que Pasa, Baby? (chapbook, Wake Up Heavy Press)

Barbara Lefcowitz, The Politics of Snow (Dancing Moon Press)

Phillis Levin, Mercury (Penguin)

Cate Marvin, World’s Tallest Disaster (Sarabande Books)

David McAleavey, Greatest Hits 1971-2000 (chapbook, Pudding House Publications)

E. Ethelbert Miller, where are the love poems for dictators? (Re-issue, Open Hand Publishing)

E. Ethelbert Miller, Buddha Weeping in Winter, limited edition hand-made chapbook, with visual art by Don Mee Choi (Red Dragonfly Press)

E. Ethelbert Miller, Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer (memoir, St. Martin’s Press)

Eric Pankey, Cenotaph (Alfred A. Knopf)

Patric Pepper, Zoned Industrial (Medicinal Purposes Press)

Libbie Rifkin, Career Moves: Olson, Creeley, Zukofsky, Berrigan, and the American Avant-Garde (essays, The University of Wisconsin Press)

Robert Sargent, Altered in the Telling: The Biblical Poems (Bunny & Crocodile Press)

Rod Smith, The Good House (Spectacular Books)

Shelby Stephenson, Fiddledeedee (Bunny & Crocodile Press)

stevenallenmay, Spontaneous Chili (chapbook, Plan B Press)

Stimulates, Watch and Twirl and Spin (Speak Easy Publishing)

Hilary Tham, Reality Check & Other Travel Poems (King’s Estate Press)

Rebecca Villarreal, First Come, First Served (Mama Chelo Press)

Margaret Weaver, Escaping Words (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Joshua Weiner, The World’s Room (The University of Chicago Press)

Terence Winch, The Drift of Things (The Figures)

Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, ed. Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera, foreward by Sonia Sanchez. Includes: Jane Alberdeston-Coralin, Kenneth Carroll, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Brian Gilmore, Yona Harvey, Lisa Pegram, Dudley Randall, DJ Renegade, Ahmos Zu-Bolton II (Crown Publishing)

The Gargoyle CDs. CD #1, recorded in 1986, includes John Elsberg, Tina Fulker, Gretchen Johnsen, Dan Johnson. CD #2, also recorded in 1986, includes Nigel Hinshelwood, Beth Joselow, Sharon Morgenthaler, Michael S. Weaver. CD #3, 1987, includes Maxine Clair, Reuben Jackson, Sibbie O’Sullivan. CD #4, 1989, includes Elizabeth Oness, Joe RossCatherine Harnett Shaw, Hilary Tham. (CD, Gargoyle).

The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women, ed. Susan Aizenberg and Erin Belieu. Includes: Elizabeth Alexander, Lucille Clifton, Carolyn Forché, Linda Pastan, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Elizabeth Spires, Belle Waring (Columbia University Press)

Out of the Closet, Into Our Hearts: Celebrating Out Gay/Lesbian Family Members, ed. Laura Seigel and Nancy Lamkin Olson. Poems, essays, letters. Includes James M. Pines,  Kim Roberts, Tom Starnes (Leyland Publications)

2000

Kim Addonizio, Tell Me (Boa Editions)

Karren LaLonde Alenier, Looking for Divine Transportation (The Word Works)

Kwame Alexander, Kupenda: Love Poems (BlackWords, Inc.)

Henry Allen, What It Felt Like: Living in the American Century (essays, Pantheon)

Mel Belin, Flesh That Was Chrysalis (The Word Works)

Andrea Carter Brown, Brook & Rainbow (chapbook, Sow’s Ear Press)

Laura Brylawski-Miller, The Square at Vigevano (novel, Washington Writers Publishing House)

Maxine Combs, The Inner Life of Objects (novel, Calyx Books)

Martin Galvin, Appetites (chapbook, Bogg Publications)

Patricia Garfinkel, Making the Skeleton Dance (George Braziller)

Judith Harris, Atonement (Louisiana State University Press)

Sally Keith, Design (Center for Literary Publishing)

Bernadette K. Geyer, In My Own Defense (chapbook, Bernadette K. Geyer)

Lisa Jarnot, Bill Luoma, and Rod Smith, The New Mannerist Tricycle (Beautiful Swimmer)

Beth Joselow, Self Regard (Chax Books)

Peter Klappert, Chokecherries, New and Selected Poems 1966-1999 (Orchises Press)

Lyn Lifshin, Before It’s Light (Black Sparrow Press)

Terence Mulligan, Children of the West (short fiction, Minimus Books)

Richard Peabody, Sugar Mountain (novella, Argonne Hotel Press)

Stanley Plumly, Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New & Selected Poems, 1970 – 2000 (The Ecco Press)

Elisavietta Ritchie, In Haste I Write This Note: Stories and Half Stories (short fiction, Washington Writers Publishing House)

Jane Satterfield, Sheherdess with an Automatic (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Dean Smith, American Boy (Washington Writers Publishing House)

Hilary Tham, Counting (The Word Works)

American Poetry: The Next Generation, ed. Gerald Constanzo and Jim Daniels. 200 poets under age 40 who have published at least one book. Includes: Elizabeth Alexander, Kenneth Carroll, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joe Osterhaus, Kim Roberts (Carnegie Mellon University Press)

In a Certain Place, ed. Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and Alice Marie Tarnowski. Anthology published in memory of Betty Parry, includes Charles Sullivan, Judith McCombs, Elisabeth Stevens, Stacy Tuthill (SCOP Publications).

The New Young American Poets: An Anthology, ed. Kevin Prufer. Forty poets under age 40 including Thomas Sayers Ellis and Jeffrey McDaniel (Southern Illinois University Press)

Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, ed. Gary Mex Glazner. Contributors include Regie Cabico, Gayle Danley, DJ Renegade, Jeffrey McDaniel, Jose Padua. (Manic D Press)

Weavings 2000: The Maryland Millenial Anthology, ed. Michael S. Glaser. Includes Karren LaLonde Alenier, David Bergman, Jody Bolz, Sterling BrownKenneth CarrollGrace Cavalieri, Maxine Clair, Michael Collier, Christina Daub, Roland Flint, Sunil Freeman, Nan Fry, Clarinda Harriss, Reuben Jackson, Philip K. JasonRod JellemaJean Johnson, Ann Knox, Danuta Kosk-Kosicka, Judith McCombs, Hiram Larew, Merrill Leffler, E. Ethelbert Miller, Jean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Ilona PopperD.J. RenegadeElisavietta Ritchie, Myra SklarewElizabeth Spires, Henry TaylorHilary Tham, Reed Whittemore, Terence Winch (Forest Woods Media Productions).

Winners: A Retrospective of the Washington Prize, ed. Karren Alenier, Hilary Tham, Miles David Moore. Includes Ramola D, Patricia Gray, Reuben Jackson, Brandon D. Johnson, Hiram Larew, Judith McCombs, Jean Nordhaus, Betty Parry, Richard Peabody, Martha Sanchez-Lowery, Robert Sargent, M.A. Schaffner, Rod Smith, Rhonda Williford (The Word Works)

The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave, ed. Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou. Contributors include: Regie Cabico, Cheryl Clarke, Honor Moore, Minnie Bruce Pratt. (St. Martin’s Press)

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).

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)

Dorritt 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)

Tom Donlan, Peregrin (chapbook, Franciscan University 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)

Khaled Fayyad, Love and Promise (poetry and nonfiction, iUniverse)

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)

Conversations with Lucille: A Second Voices Memorial Tribute to Lucille Clifton, ed. Michael S. Glaser (nonfiction anthology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Press)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)