2012: Poetry Collections to Come

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is just around the corner!  For the last month or so, I have been collecting and/or researching poetry titles that will be out in the upcoming year.   And here is the long-awaited list:

  1. O Holy Insurgency by Mary Biddinger
  2. Natural Causes by Brian Brodeur
  3. The Children by Paula Bohince
  4. Breakdown: Banjo Poems by Dave Bonta
  5. Our Lady of the Ruins by Traci Brimhall
  6. An Amateur Marriage by Jessie Carty
  7. A Hotel Lobby At the End of the World by Adam Clay
  8. Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral
  9. Gods of Water and Air by Rachel Dacus
  10. Red Army Red by Jehanne Dubrow
  11. Friday in the Republic of Me by Justin Evans
  12. Plume by Kathleen Flenniken
  13. Far from Sudden by Brent Goodman
  14. Early Creatures, Native Gods by K.A. Hays
  15. Skin Shift by Matthew Hittinger
  16. Spot the Terrorist! by Lori Jakiela
  17. Black Crow Dress by Roxane Beth Johnson
  18. Nocturnes by Kathleen Kirk
  19. Lacemakers by Claire McQuerry
  20. Home Burial by Michael McGriff
  21. Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah by Patricia Smith
  22. Murder Ballad by Jane Springer
  23. Woman with Crows by Ruth Thompson
  24. Thrall by Natasha Tretheway
  25. Afterimage by Benjamin Vogt
  26. The Water Books: Poems by Judith Vollmer
  27. The Death of Flying Things by Gabriel Welsch
  28. Notes from the Journey Westward by Joe Wilkins

Holy Cow!  And do I dare bring it up again on this blog?  My second chapbook, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, winner of Main Street Rag’s 2011 Chapbook Contest, will be published in January!  (You can preorder a copy if you like –information can be found to the left)

Finally, rumor has it that Erin Coughlin Hollowell, January Gill O’Neil, and Collin Kelley will have new collections out in 2013!  (That is, of course, if we all survive the end of the world that has been predicted for 2012)



  1. Wow, what a bonanza! Happy New Year, Karen!

  2. kweyant Said:

    Yes, I’m really looking forward to many of these books, and of course, others will pop up during the year that I don’t know about yet….

  3. Thanks for this list (and I’m glad and grateful to be on it!). So much wonderful reading to do. How will I ever keep up? (Alas, I won’t…but I get around to things eventually.)

  4. Gabe Welsch Said:

    Thanks for the shout, Karen. Happy 2012!

  5. jessiecarty Said:

    Thanks for adding me on the list! I want to order a copy of your chapbook from you when you have it in your hands 🙂 Here is to 2012!!!

  6. […] Just a few additional notations for today. I was thrilled to be mentioned not once, but twice! on Karen Weyant’s blog. I’m looking forward to picking up her award winning chapbook in 2012. She mentions me in a best of list (wow!) for 2011 and in a list of books coming out in 2012. […]

  7. Erin Said:

    Thanks for the list – always looking to hook up with new books and poets new to me. And thanks a heap for the shout out for 2013! Hope you’ll have a fabulous celebratory weekend and that 2012 will be filled with good writing and good times.

  8. Maureen Said:

    Excited to see that Kathleen Kirk will have a collection out next year. Wonderful poets on that list. Thank you!

  9. Congratulations on your winning chapbook, Karen! I’ll order a copy as soon as we get back to WNY. And thank you for including Woman with Crows on your 2012 list.

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