Hey poetry folks: Looking for a heap of new books to burrow through. Any recent favorites?
I thought I'd share the recommendations mentioned. I was very pleased to see someone whom admittedly I don't really know asking for new poetry titles. At one point, he specified, "Specifically, folks, I'm looking for brand new books of poetry by living, breathing, and most likely socially awkward writers. BOOYA." Keep that point in mind in looking at this list, though every rec may not meet that qualification. I put some covers in when I could, some of which (including Myles' and Kunin's) are fantastic.
Mindfield: New & Selected Poems by Gregory Corso
Two Minutes of Light by Nancy Pearson
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City: Poems, New and Selected by August Kleinzahler (this one the original poster knew, and loved apparently)
The Irrationalist by Suzanne Buffam (review here)
The Wasteland and Other Poems by John Beer
Geoffrey Nutter's Christopher Sunset
Rachel Levitsky - any of her books, but especially Neighbor, pub'd by Ugly Duckling Presse (Q&A here - did Ugly Duckling disappear? website not working, which is sad as it's described as a non-profit art & publishing collective, but site seems to no longer exist - ??) (it does exist, and link works! see comments)
Amy Gerstler's Dearest Creatures
Eileen Myles' Sorry Tree (orig poster said this was his favorite books of her's)
The Sore Throat and Other Poems by Aaron Kunin
Elisa Gabbert - no title mentioned, but try the most recent, The French Exit
I personally am curious about Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, the Myles, and The Sore Throat. You?