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)

Doritt 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)

Urban Voices: 51 Poems from 51 American Poets, ed. Joyce Brinkman & Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. Contributors include:  JoAnn Balingit, Billy Collins, James Harms, Ted Kooser, E. Ethelbert Miller, Stanley Plumly (anthology, San Francisco Bay Press)

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)