Monday, July 06, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Che Fece…Il Gran Rifiuto
For certain people there comes a day
when they are called upon to say the great Yes
or the great No. It’s clear at once who has
the Yes within him at the ready, which he will say
as he advances in honor, in great self-belief.
He who refuses has no second thoughts. Asked
again, he would repeat the No. And nonetheless
that No—so right—defeats him all his life.
--C.P. Cavafy, trans. by Daniel Mendelsohn
Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
COMPASS, Joshua Redman. Nonesuch, 2009
BACK EAST, Joshua Redman. Nonesuch, 2007
WAY OUT WEST, Sonny Rollins, Fantasy, 195?
HOLD TIME, M. Ward, Merge, 2009
CONNER OBERST, Conner Oberst, Merge, 2008
FOR ALL I CARE, The Bad Plus, Do The Math, 2008
PROG, The Bad Plus, Do The Math, 2007
KICKING TELEVISION:LIVE IN CHICAGO, Wilco, Nonesuch, 2006?
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
THE NEST, SWIFT PASSARINE by Dan Beachy-Quick (Tupelo, April 2009)
-I love DBQ's first book, NORTH TRUE, SOUTH BRIGHT, but couldn't quick follow him on the two books about Moby Dick, nor on the last book of poems for Tupelo, but I think I'm back on board with this one.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Most are pubbing--you guessed it!--April. Though I bet some were made available early for AWP, where I was not this year.
As If by James Galvin (Copper Canyon, 2009)
-haven't seen a galley of this yet, but I've liked the poems I've seen in mags.
Rising by Farrah Field (Four Way, 2009)
-Farrah is a good friend and a blazing poet.
The End of the West by Michael Dickman (Copper Canyon, 2009)
It is Daylight by Arda Collins (Yale, 2009)
The Plum-Stone Game by Kathleen Jesme (Ahsahta, 2009)
Transcendental Studies by Keith Waldrop (U of California, 2009)
Chronic by D.A. Powell (Graywolf, 2009. Just released)
Collected Poems and Unfinished Poems of C.P. Cavafy, trans. by Daniel Mendelsohn (Knopf, 2009--March)
The Way Through Doors: A Novel by Jesse Ball (Vintage, 2009)
Close Calls with Nonsense by Stephen Burt (Graywolf, 2009)
The Winter Sun by Fanny Howe (Graywolf, 2009)
Just to keep the record straight--I was recently elected to the board of the NBCC, but my term does not start until March 2009, after Brenda's award is decided.