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Best Books for Fall Reading, 2008

Chosen By Book Review Editor Grace Cavalieri
Books are in no particular order

Vivaldi’s Virgins by Barbara Quick.
HarperCollins, c2008. 288 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-06-089053-7.

Best Prose Anthology
Stress City, A Big Fiction by 51 DC Guys, edited by Richard Peabody.
Paycock Press, c2008. 485 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-931181-27-6

Best Poetry Anthology
Cadence of Hooves, edited by Susan Jantz.
Yarroway Mountain Press, c2008. 479 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-9801141-0-2

Best Books of Poetry
Human Dark with Sugar by Brenda Shaughnessy.
Copper Canyon Press, c2008. 77pgs. ISBN: 978-1-55659-276-8

Blackberry Cobbler Song by Sheila Carter-Jones.
Watermark Press, c2008. 61pgs. ISBN: 0-7951-8939-7

Sex At Noon Taxes by Sally Van Doren.
LSU Press, c2008. 70 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-9071-3311-8

Gold Carp Jack Fruit Mirrors by George Kalamaras.
The Bitter Oleander Press, c2008. 133 pgs. ISBN: 0-97863351-2

Bending Under the Yellow Police Tapes by James Doyle.
SteelToeBooks, c2008. 89pgs. ISBN: 978-0-9743264-7-4

Rock Vein Sky by Charlotte Mandel.
MidMarch Arts Press, c2008. 67 pgs. ISBN: 1877675621

The Hymns of Job and Other Poems by Maya Bergerano, translated from the Hebrew by Isipi Keller.
Boa Editions, c2008. 83 pgs. ISBN: 978-1-934414-70-0

The Royal Baker’s Daughter by Barbara Goldberg.
The Univ. of Wisconsin Press, c2008. 72 pgs. ISBN: 0-299-22720-0

Five Lines Down, edited by Kenneth Tanemura and Sanford Goldstein.
Modern English Tanka Press, c2007. 145 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-6151-5621-7

Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs, Poems by Adonis, translated by Adnan Haydar and Michael Beard.
Boa Editions, c2008. 119 pgs. ISBN: 978-1-934414-08-8

Circular Stairs, Distress in the Mirrors, by Peter Klappert, Drawings by Michael Hafftka.
Six Gallery Press, c 2008. 94pgs. ISBN: 10-0-9810091-1-5

The Wave-Maker by Elizabeth Spires.
W.W. Norton & Co, c 2008. 69 pgs. ISBN: 078-0-393-06659-3

Songs and Stories of the Kpjiki, retold and translated by Yoko Danno, Illustrated by Horaku Nakamura.
Ahadada Books, c 2008. 161 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-9781424-7-9

Words That Burn Within Me by Hilda Stern Cohen.
Dryad Press, c2008. 128 pgs. ISBN: 978-1-928755-10-4

Best Chapbooks
Where Time Goes by Sander Zulauf.
Dryad Press, c 2008. 31 pgs. ISBN: 978-1-928755-11-1

Taking The Road Where It Leads Us by Andrena Zawinski.
Poet’s Corner Press, c2008. 23 pgs. ISBN: 0-9798594-4-1

Poems In Conversation by Elizabeth Alexander.
Slapering Hol Press, c2008. 29 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-9700277-9-6

Luminous Mud, Poems by Bernard Jankowski, Paintings by Calvin Edward Ramsburg.
Karlyskline Press, c2008. 25 pgs.

Father’s Occupation, Mother’s Maiden Name by Anne Agnes Calwell.
Bay Oak Publishers, c 2008. 39 pgs. ISBN: 978-0-9800874-0-6

10x3 Plus, edited by Sue Ann Simar.
Beginner’s Mind Publishing, c2008. 54 pgs.

Best Periodicals
Oranges & Sardines, Vol.1, Issue 2, edited by David Krump, Andy Nicholson, Meghan Pinscher, DiDi Menendez.
Goss 183:: Casa Menendez, c2008. 138pgs.

MiPOesias, The No Poem Issue, edited by Jenni Russell and DiDi Menendez.
Goss 183:: Casa Menendez, c2008. ISSN: 1543-6063

Flights, Guest edited by Herbert Martin.
Sinclair Community College, c2008. 200 pgs. ISBN: 1544-0834

Paterson Literary Review Issue 36, edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan.
Passaic County Community College, c2008. 357 pgs.

Best Text book
The Steiny Road To Operadom by Karren Alenier.
Unlimited Publishing LLC, c2007. 310pgs. ISBN: 978-1-58832-192-3

Grace Cavalieri is a poet and playwright. She produces and hosts "The Poet and the Poem" from the Library of Congress for public radio.

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