year in review

“These genres these borders these false distinctions / are where we stay at / in freedom’s way.” –Thomas Sayers Ellis, “As Segregation, As Us”

The poets of 2010 had genre-smashing visions, refreshing collisions with strangeness, communications from beyond. Here are our editorial picks for the Top 30 Poetry Books of 2010. Additional lists coming soon: Best First Book, Best Second Book, Best Long Poem, Best Selected/Collected, Best New Book By a Canonical Poet, Best Translation, Best Anthology, Best First Poem in a Collection, Best Final Poem in a Collection, Best Opening Lines, Best Closing Lines, Best Chapbook, Best Book of Thought/Criticism, Best Book Cover, Best Physical Artifact. Stay tuned!”Herodotus is an historian who trains you as you read.”