Once again, December brings an opportunity to reflect upon the year’s publications. Like previous years, my “most engaging books” list reflects what i found most fascinating / useful / generative. Seek out these volumes, every one will reward the search. Your local, independent, bookstore can help…. This is the cream of the crop for 2018, seriously:

Archer, Sacha. TSK oomph. (Inspiritus)

Bernstein, Charles. Near Miss. (University of Chicago Press)

Brand, Dionne. The Blue Clerk. (Penguin)

Carpenter, J.R. An Ocean of Static. (Penned in the Margins)

Dermisache, Mirtha. Selected Writings. (Ugly Duckling Presse / Siglio)

Dickinson, Adam. Anatomic. (Coach House Books)

Fitterman, Robert. This Window makes me Feel. (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Hussain, Nasser. SKY WRI TEI NGS (Coach House Books)

Mallarme, Stephane. The Book. (Exact Change)

Mathews, Harry. The Solitary Twin. (New Directions)

Montfort, Nick. The Truelist (Counterpath)

Rice, Waubgeshig. Moon of the Crested Snow. (ECW)

Schmaltz. Eric. Surfaces(Invisible)

Zelazo, Suzanne. Lances All Alike. (Coach House Books)