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Year in Review 2009

Best New Book of Poetry Versed, Rae Armantrout Planisphere, John Ashbery Take It, Joshua Beckman The Dance of…

Ashbery, Proust and Time

*** by John Deming  John Ashbery is releasing a new book, Planisphere: New Poems, this month. Ashbery is…

Linguistic Cartography

by Jim Wood An old Swedish car or a Swedish old car? What is discovered when word patterns…

Odd Couples 1: A Better Uncle

by  Michael Rymer The person who first recommended to me Susan Sheehan’s classic account of the life of…

Year in Review 2008

was quite a year. Merwin wrote his best book, and not too many seemed to notice; Katy Lederer was money,…

Year in Review 2007

Best Book of New Poetry Published in 2007 Elegy, Mary Jo Bang Blackbird and Wolf, Henri Cole Inflorescence,…

Year in Review 2006

Best Book of New Poetry Published in 2006 Winner: Angle of Yaw, Ben Lerner Other Nominees: Shake, Joshua…