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This is why we can’t have nice things: an AWP booklist.

March 4, 2012 \pm\31 7:37 pm

I walked away from AWP Chicago with these books, i.e. my next paycheck is accounted for / how to go broke for love.

Conversities, Dan Beachy-Quick & Srikanth Reddy (Canarium, 2012)

Handiwork, Amaranth Borsuk (Slope Editions, 2012)

The Caress is a Letter of Instruction, Adrian Kien (Strange Machine Books, 2012)

Notes on Conceptualisms, Vanessa Place & Robert Fitterman (Ugly Duckling, 2009)

The World Will Deny It For You, Janaka Stucky (Ahsahta, 2012)

Flowers, Paul Killebrew (Canarium, 2010)

The Flood, Molly Brodak (Coconut, 2012)

Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless, Matt Hart (Typecast, 2012)

The French Exit, Elisa Gabbert (Birds, LLC, 2010)

How to Survive a Hotel Fire, Angela Veronica Wong (Coconut, 2012)

The Invention of Glass, Emmanuel Hocquard (Canarium, 2012)

That Which Just Gets Tired & Then Kind, Jennifer H. Fortin (Poor Claudia, 2012)

Wolf’s Milk: The Lost Notebooks of Juan Sweeney, Chad Sweeney (Forklift Books, 2012)

Forklift, Ohio #24 (2012)

A Fireproof Box, Gleb Shulpyakov (Canarium, 2011)

Don’t Let Me Forget to Feed the Sharks, Jeff Alessandrelli (Poor Claudia, 2012)

Abu Ghraib, Phil Metres (Flying Guillotine, 2011)

Tell Me You’ve Got Good News, Tyler Gobble (H_NGM_N, 2011)

I Want to Open the Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant, Bianca Stone (Factory Hollow, 2012)

Partyknife, Dan Magers (Birds, LLC, 2012)

Father of Noise, Anthony McCann (Fence, 2003)

Coeur De Lion, Ariana Reines (Fence, 2011)

Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, Macgregor Card (Fence, 2009)

Fuse, Marc McKee (Black Lawrence, 2011)

Events Film Cannot Withstand, Zach Savich (Rescue, 2011)

To Be Human is to Be A Conversation, Andrea Rexilius (Rescue, 2011)

I Don’t Mind if You’re Feeling Alone, Thomas Patrick Levy (YesYes, 2012)

The Fullness of Everything, Christopher Newgent, Tyler Gobble, & Brian Oliu (Tiny Hardcore, 2012)

The Institute for Species Systemization: An Experimental Archive, Patricia Rose (Rescue, 2011)

Half of What They Carried Flew Away, Andrea Rexilius (Letter Machine Editions, 2012)

Idiot Heart, Christie Anne Reynolds (New School Chapbook Series, 2009)

Agriculture Reader #5 (2012)

I Live in a Hut, S.E. Smith (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012)

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10 Comments
  1. March 4, 2012 \pm\31 7:43 pm 7:43 pm

    And I thought I made out well! Way to support the small presses. You win the award! Now, happy reading, Nick.

  2. Joel Allegretti permalink*
    March 4, 2012 \pm\31 8:50 pm 8:50 pm

    Read them in the order you’ve listed them here. It will make plowing through them easier.

    The only one I have is “Father of Noise,” which I bought from Anthony McCann himself. It’s a good one.

    • March 4, 2012 \pm\31 10:19 pm 10:19 pm

      Joel, I’d buy a room full of broken light bulbs from Anthony McCann. So rad man. And a good idea to read them in this order! Might lead to another serial post.

      • Joel Allegretti permalink*
        March 5, 2012 \pm\31 9:19 pm 9:19 pm

        His second book, “Moongarden,” is good, too. I don’t have his latest one. He’s a really nice guy. I read with him in New York back in 2007, I think it was.

        • March 7, 2012 \pm\31 2:59 pm 2:59 pm

          I’ll make any comment thread an Anthony McCann love-party: his newest, “I Heart Your Fate,” has infected me over and over. The title poem took him a year and a half to write. Lines like “Merciless, purple, my night hammer reeked.” A mountain of rad.

  3. March 5, 2012 \am\31 11:41 am 11:41 am

    cool, many nice friends on the list. i too was curious in what order you’ll read them. if i ever got this many books at once i think i’d be paralysed with choice fear

  4. March 7, 2012 \pm\31 2:52 pm 2:52 pm

    have you popped the cork on that Forklift yet?

    • March 7, 2012 \pm\31 3:03 pm 3:03 pm

      Alex, without sounding like an idiot, I’ve popped it over and over. The thing still smells like wine. I’ve got a couple poems in that issue so I’m really psyched on it. So many good poems in that issue.

      • March 7, 2012 \pm\31 3:21 pm 3:21 pm

        awesome, a couple of my friends are in it, too. can’t wait to read it. I already lost my sweet forklift corkscrew, though.

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