76. Best of

Der Boston Globe fragte 3 Experten nach den besten Gedichtbänden 2011. Jeder nennt 10 Titel ohne eine einzige Überschneidung (was mich freut). Hier die Gesamtliste:

  1. “A Hundred Doors’’ by Michael Longley (Wake Forest University)
  2. “Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels’’ by Kevin Young (Knopf)
  3. “Black Blossoms’’ by Rigoberto González (Four Way)
  4. “Destroyer and Preserver’’ by Matthew Rohrer (Wave)
  5. “Double Shadow’’ by Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  6. “Fall Higher’’ by Dean Young (Copper Canyon)
  7. “Found Poems’’ by Bern Porter (Nightboat)
  8. “Ghost in a Red Hat’’ by Rosanna Warren (Norton)
  9. “Head Off & Split’’ by Nikky Finney (Triquarterly)
  10. “Human Chain’’ by Seamus Heaney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  11. “I Want to Make You Safe’’ by Amy King (Litmus)
  12. “I Was The Jukebox’’ by Sandra Beasley (Norton)
  13. “Kindertotenwald: Prose Poems’’ by Franz Wright (Knopf)
  14. “Master of Disguises’’ by Charles Simic (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  15. “Memorial’’ by Alice Oswald (Faber and Faber)
  16. “Moving Day’’ by Ish Klein (Canarium)
  17. “New Collected Poems’’ by Iain Crichton Smith (Carcanet)
  18. “One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems’’ by Glyn Maxwell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  19. “Poems’’ by Elizabeth Bishop (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  20. “Red Clay Weather’’ by Reginald Shepherd (University of Pittsburgh)
  21. “Selected Poems’’ by Mary Ruefle (Wave)
  22. “Space, in Chains’’ by Laura Kasischke (Copper Canyon Press)
  23. “Spring and All’’ by William Carlos Williams (New Directions Pearls)
  24. “The Blue Tower’’ by Tomaz Salamun, translated from the Slovenian, by Michael Biggins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  25. “The Chameleon Couch’’ by Yusef Komunyakaa (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  26. “The Double Truth’’ by Chard deNiord (University of Pittsburgh)
  27. “The Hermit’’ by Laura Solomon (Ugly Duckling)
  28. “The Illustrated Edge’’ by Marsha Pomerantz (Biblioasis)
  29. “Threshold Songs’’ by Peter Gizzi (Wesleyan)
  30. “Well Then There Now’’ by Juliana Spahr (Black Sparrow)

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