Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Some of you might just now be getting out of the AWP fog/detox and I can hardly blame you for the fun you've had. I about lost my mind on the way home as if I'd been struck with some form of postpartum depression. I love you all and I am already ready to see all of you again next year.

Even more exciting is that AWP brought an after party to Akron this past Monday night in the form of Zachary Schomburg and Rebecca Farivar. They are currently on the road for the Fjords Book Tour, promoting Zach's new book FJORDS VOL 1. Check out Zach's blog for more info and east coast tour dates if you haven't already.

Along with all the people I was lucky enough to see in the madness, and those I met for the first time, I picked up a decent roll of books at the bookfair and can't wait to read every single one of them. Since everyone else is starting to, here's a wrap up list of everything I bought and that you should probably read if you haven't already:

Forklift, Ohio Vinter (sic) 2012

Coeur de Lion – Ariana Reines (Fence Books)

My New Job – Catherine Wagner (Fence Books)

I Don’t Mind if You’re Feeling Alone – Thomas Patrick Levy (Yes Yes Books)

Partyknife – Dan Magers (Birds, LLC)

The Other Poems – Paul Legault (Fence Books)

I Live in a Hut – S.E. Smith (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)

Bat City Review #8 (and a #4 throw in!)


Stories V! – Scott McClanahan (Holler Presents)

Say Poem – Adam Robinson (Awesome Machine Press)

No, Not Today – Jordan Stempleman (Magic Helicopter Press)

Gigantic Sequins #3.1

NOÖ #13 in print ladies and gentleman

A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon – CA Conrad (Wave Books)

Sermons and Lectures – Matt Hart (special package edition!)

Big Lucks #4

Obedience – Chris Vitiello (Ahsahta Press)

Snowflake/Different Streets – Eileen Myles (Wave Books)

Artifice Magazine #3

Salt Hill #28

Four – Monica de la Torre (Switchback Books)

Sorry it’s so Small – Lauren Ireland (Factory Hollow Press)

31 Poems – Dean Young (Forklift, Ink.)

What a Tremendous Time We’re Having – Nick Sturm (iO Books)

Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls – Erika Meitner (Anhinga Press)

Agricultural Reader #5