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Best Books for Summer Reading, 2010

By Book Review Editor Grace Cavalieri


Books listed in no particular order


Best Books of Poetry

The Idiot Princess of The Last Dynasty by Peter Klappert. ©2010 Carnegie Mellon Press. 205 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-88748-525-1.

What We Pass On: Collected Poems 1980-2009 by Maria Mazziotti Gillan. ©2010, Guernica Editions. 440pp.
ISBN: 978-155071-304-6.

Spin by Moira Egan. © 2010. Entasis Press, 111pp. 107 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9800999-7-3.

Who Lets Go First by Gian Lombardo. © 2010. Swamp Press. 84pp. ISBN: 978-0-934714-27-3.

On Speaking Terms by Connie Wanek. © 2010, Copper Canyon Press. 78pp. ISBN: 978-1-55659-294-2.

Cradle Book: Stories and Fables by Craig Morgan Teicher © 2010,Boa Editions. 92pp. ISBN: 978-1-934414-54

Long Lens: New and Selected Poems by Peter Makuck. ©2010, Boa Editions. 182pp. ISBN: 978-1-934414-32-3

Exposition Park by Roberto Tejada ©2010. Wesleyan Univ. Press. 80pp. ISBN: 978-0-8195-6932-5.

Under the Stone by Hongvan Nguyen.(c)2009. www.booksurge.com. 71pp. ISBN: 9781439236130.

Black Jack Judy And The Crisco Kids: Bronx Memories by Alexis Rotella. ©2010, Modern English Tanka Press. 105pp. ISBN: 978-1-935398-18-9.

Appetite for the Divine by Christine Gelineau. ©2010, The Ashland Poetry Press. 108pp.
ISBN: 978-0-912592-68-8.

Beautiful in the Mouth by Keetje Kuipers. © 2010, Boa Editions. 96pp. ISBN: 978-1-934414-33-0.

Giving Way by Shawn Fawson. ©2010, The Bitter Oleander Press. 96pp. ISBN: 0-9786335-3-9.

Chaos is the New Calm by Wyn Cooper. ©2010, Boa Editions. 72pp. ISBN: 978-1-934414-34-7.

Most Unusual Book

MetaPoetics Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2003. The Joy of Cooking by Tan Lin. ©2010.
Wesleyan Univ. Press. 224pp. ISBN: 978-0-8195-6929-5.

Best Chapbook

Earth Suite by Cliff Bernier. © 2010, Finishing line Press. 23 pp. ISBN: 978-1-59924-560-7.

Best Literary Journals and Art Magazines

Poets & Artists, O&S. © 2010 June Issue. Pub. by DiDi Menendez; Creative Dir. I.M. Bess. Poetry Editor David Krump and Melissa McEwen. Art Reviewer Grady Harp. 102pp. ISSN: 1451585489.

The Bitter Oleander, edited by Paul B. Roth. ©2010, Spring & Autumn. 119pp. ISSN: 1087-8483.

Italian Americana. Vol. 28. Summer 2010, edited by Carol Bonomo Albright. Univ. of Rhode Island and Feinstein College and American Italian Historical Assoc. 239pp. ISSN: 0096-8846.

New Letters: Families, edited by Robert Stewart. ©2010. The Curators of the Univ. of Missouri. 227pp.
ISSN: 0146-4930.

Best Anthologies

Love Over Sixty: an anthology of women’s poems, edited by Robin Chapman and Jeri McCormick©2010, mayapple Press. 111pp. ISBN: 978-0932412-874.

IOU: New Writing On Money, edited by Ron Slate. ©2010, Concord FreePress.250pp. ISBN: 978-0-9817824-3-0.

Best Translated Poetry

Rococo and Other Worlds by Afzal Ahmed Syed, translation of Urdu by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. © 2010, Wesleyan Univ. Press. 104pp. ISBN: 978-0-8195-6933-2.

Book of the Edge by Ece Temelkuran, translation by Deniz Perin. © 2010, Boa Editions.128 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-934414-36-1.

Best Prose

Bermuda Shorts by James J. Patterson. © 2010. Alan Squire Publishing. 180pp. ISBN: 978-0-9826251-2-5.


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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