A very informal round-up of some of my reading in 2014, to be posted in a number of parts.
First up, 14 trade books of poetry from 2014 that held my attention, skewed by how much (re: how little) time I had to read. So, a number of books that would likely be here aren’t simply because I haven’t had the time to give them proper attention yet.
I think there are actually one or two late-2013 books in here, but I only got them in 2014, and I’m making the rules up, so here they are.
Nelson Ball. Some Mornings (Mansfield Press).
Gary Barwin. Moon Baboon Canoe (Mansfield Press).
derek beaulieu. Kern (Les Figues).
Amanda Earl. Kiki (Chaudiere Books).
Brecken Hancock. Broom Broom (Coach House Books).
Julie Joosten. Light Light (BookThug).
David W. McFadden. Shouting Your Name Down the Well (Mansfield Press).
bpNichol. bp: beginnings (BookThug).
Sina Queyras. MxT (Coach House Books).
Monty Reid. Garden (Chaudiere Books).
Lisa Robertson. Cinema of the Present (Coach House Books).
Souvankham Thammavongsa. Light (Pedlar Press).
Rob Winger. Old Hat (Nightwood Editions).
Phyllis Webb. Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems (Talonbooks).