The Best 10 Poetry Books of 2012


  1. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker December 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm .

    the Lanoue ISSA just here about two weeks ago ….<br /><br />David calls the book &quot;Issa&#39;s Best&quot; me-thinks that the translator is also the &quot;best&quot;<br />and<br /> not necessary to compare (even if you know Japanese) to other translations.<br /><br />here poet and translator / same mind / same heart

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm .

    Conrad, just to be clear: it&#39;s not my company. You put yourself in it, and I was lucky enough to find you there.<br /><br />And Lyle—thanks for much for your own list. I don&#39;t know Replansky, Straumsvag or Achtenberg at all, but they are now on my 2013 TBR list. I dearly love Lanoue&#39;s Issa, especially the way he renders the poems in one-word lines. (I imitated his Issa <a href="http:/

  3. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett December 21, 2012 at 3:52 am .

    I love the books you&#39;ve listed here by Dale Jacobson (a long-time friend) and by Valzhyna Mort, and by Adrienne Rich. I also Cary Nelson&#39;s <i>Repression and Recovery</i>, really an essential work for helping uncover long-buried poets.<br /><br />I haven&#39;t seen the Joy Harjo memoir yet, but I really want to.<br /><br />During the past year or so I&#39;ve spent more time with books of

  4. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato December 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm .

    Thanks for the book recommendation, Joseph. I&#39;m in very good company.

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