2010: Poetry Collections to Come…

With all this recapping, it’s also nice to look forward to 2010.  Here is a list of poetry collections (books and chapbooks) that will be released (or have been recently released) that I really want to read:

  1. Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room by Kelli Russell Agodon (White Pine Press)
  2. Barefoot and Listening by Margaret Bashaar (Tilt)
  3. I Was the Jukebox by Sandra Beasley (Norton)
  4. Saint Monica Mary Biddinger (Black Lawrence Press)
  5. A Classic Game of Murder by Katie Cappello (Dancing Girl Press)
  6. Breach by Nicole Cooley (LSU Press)
  7. The Least of These by Todd Davis (Michigan State UP)
  8. The Devastation by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Cooper Dillon)
  9. Bobcat Country by Brandi Homan (Shearsman Books)
  10. The book of small treasures by Christine Klocek-Lim (Seven Kitchens Press)
  11. Ghost Lights by Keith Montesano (Dream Horse Press)
  12. O Body Swayed by Berwyn Moore (Cherry Grove)
  13. Underlife by January Gill O’Neil (Cavankerry)
  14. Diwata by Barbara Jane Reyes (Boa)
  15. Soot by Jeff Walt (Seven Kitchens Press)
  16. Persons Unknown by Jake Adam York (Southern Illinois University Press)

Did I miss anyone?  Does anyone have a book coming out in 2010?  (I do realize that some of the books above have 2009 publication dates — but they were published too late in the year for me to get a hold of them)   Please let me know!

Finally, for those of you on Goodreads — a 2010 Poetry Readers Challenge Group has been started.  The object is to read at least 20 books of poetry in the year 2010 and complete brief reviews of these books.  Please, check it out! You will notice that I have listed books above on my list, but of course, I will read more!



  1. Kelli R.A. Said:

    Thanks for mentioning my book! I’m looking forward to Sandra’s and Todd Davis’s as well. I just got January’s and love it.

    I like the Goodreads challenge group. I’m going to have to check that out.

  2. Karen Weyant Said:

    Thanks Kelli — can’t wait for your book! Both Todd’s and January’s are held up in the mailing world, somewhere, but in general, I think it’s going to be a great year in poetry.

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  5. Thank you for mentioning my chapbook!

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