Poetry Month Purchases

May 27, 2009 at 9:58 pm Leave a comment

A few of my favorite new books, picked up at April poetry events:

 

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Carmine Starnino’s This Way Out (Gaspereau Press)

Starnino’s fourth, and best book. Linguistic dexterity and rigorous attention to craft
are balanced with heart in this collection, a meditation on place. Starnino is firing 
on all cylinders here.

 

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Shane Neilson’s Exterminate My Heart (Frog Hollow Press)

A debut collection that’s elegant in its simplicity; 4 parts, all dealing with family and
love, mimicking the 4 chambers of a heart. Like Starnino, Neilson is an impeccable
craftsman, and this is an impressive debut.

 

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Bill Howell’s Porcupine Archery (Insomniac Press)

Howell’s first collection in 18 years is worth the wait. In turn funny, moving and
resilient, Howell is a fine narrative poet. Check out “How the Moon was Made”
which originally appeared in MM.

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