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Best Books for Winter Reading, 2008

By Book Review Editor Grace Cavalieri

Books are in no particular order


BEST BOOKS OF POETRY

Voices
by Lucille Clifton. Boa Editions, LTD. ©2008. 59 pgs.
ISBN: 9781934414129.

What Goes On: Selected and New Poems by Stephen Dunn. W.W. Norton & Co.,©2009. 197 pgs.
ISBN: 9781597130684.

Things I Must Have Known by A.B. Spellman. Coffee House Press, ©2008. 147 pgs.
ISBN: 9781566892117.

All Old and Splendid by Hilda Raz. Wesleyan Univ. Press, ©2008. 90 pgs.

The Space Between Our Danger and Delight by Dan Vera. Beothuk Books, ©2008. 57pgs.

Family Matters: Homage to July, The Slave Girl by Shelby Stephenson. Bellday Books, Inc. 59pgs.
ISBN: 9780979337611.

Ace by Richard Carr. The Word Works, ©2009. 70 pgs.
ISBN: 9780915380701.

By The Nest by Kathi Morrison-Taylor. The Word Works, ©2008. 70pgs.
ISBN: 9780915380695.

The Wind Shifts: New Latin Poetry edited by Francisco Aragon. The Univ. Arizona Press, ©2007. 266 pgs.
ISBN: 9780816524938.

Your Ten Favorite Words by Reb Livingston. Coconut Books, ©2007. 76 pgs.
ISBN: 9780615161822.

Nutley Park by Lyn Lifshin. Goose River Press,©2008.
ISBN: 9781597130684.

Greetings from Luna Park by James Roderick Burns . English Tanka Press, ©2008.100 pgs.
ISBN: 9780981769110.

Cadaver Dogs by Rebecca Loudon. No Tell Books, ©2008. 74pgs. 9780615249698.

BEST MEDITATIVE POETRY

Heavenly Order
by Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave. Glitterati Inc. ©2008. 50 pgs.
ISBN: 7809780155709.

BEST POETRY CHAPBOOK
Still Life Without Pomegranate by Heather Banks. Elyrie Heath Press, ©2008. 28pgs.

BEST ANTHOLOGIES
Birthed From Scorched Hearts: Women Respond To War, edited by Marijo Moore. Fulcrum Publishing, ©2008. 357 pgs.
ISBN: 9781555916657.

Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana, edited by Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanne Clapps Herman.
Fordham Univ. Press, ©2008. 329 pgs.
ISBN: 9780823229109.

Gargoyle 53, edited by Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody. Paycock Press, ©2008.
ISBN: 9780931181293.

The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, edited by Reb Livingston and Molly Arden. No Tell Books, ©2007. 214 pgs.
ISBN: 9780615163373.

Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around The World, edited and translated by Niloufar Talebi.
North Atlantic Books & Scala books, ©2008. 228 pgs.
ISBN: 9781556437120.

The Tanka Prose Anthology, edited by Jeffrey Woodward. Modern English Tanka Press, ©2008. 168 pgs.
ISBN: 9780981769134.

An Uncommon Accord: The Quartet Series. Toadlily Press, ©2008. 64 pgs.
ISBN: 9780976640530.

BEST NONFICTION
Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of The First Black Congressmen

by Philip Dray. Houghton Mifflin Co, ©2008. 437 pgs.
ISBN: 9780981769110.

BEST PROSE
Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook by Charles Bukowski. City Lights Publishers, ©2008. 255 pgs.
ISBN: 9780872864924.

BEST PERIODICALS
MiPOesias, Dec. ©2008, edited by DiDi Menendez; Creative Director I.M. Bess. Goss 183: Casa Menendez. 53 pgs.
ISSN: 1543-6063.

Poet Lore, Vol. 103 Number 3 /4,© 2008, edited by Jody Bolz and E.Ethelbert Miller. 150 pgs.
ISSN: 0032-196-6.

Bitter Oleander, Autumn ©2008 issue, The Bitter Oleander Press. 125 pgs.
ISSN: 1987-8483.

OCHO 15, edited by Francisco Aragon, Jan. ©2008. Goss 183::Casa Menendez. 75pgs.
ISSN: 1939-4985.

BEST ART MAGAZINE
Oranges& Sardines, Vol. 1, issue 3, winter ©2008, Goss 183::Casa Menendez. edited by DiDi Menendez;
Creative Director, I.M. Bess.80 pgs.
ISBN: 9781440439322. www.poetsandartists.com


Grace Cavalieri is a poet and playwright. She produces and hosts "The Poet and the Poem" from the Library of Congress for public radio. Her latest book is Anna Nicole: POEMS, ©2008.

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