FullSizeRenderOnce again, December brings an opportunity to reflect upon the year’s books. Like previous years, my “most engaging books” list is idiosyncratic and reflects what i found most fascinating / useful / generative. Seek out these volumes, every one will reward the search (and your local, independent, bookstore can help…). This was an amazing year for poetry with many titles that were simply exceptional. This is the cream of the crop for 2014, seriously:

Abel, Jordan. Un/Inhabited. (Talonbooks / ProjectSpace)

Babstock, Ken. On Malice. (Coach House Books)

Czech, Natalie. I can not repeat what I hear. (Spector)

Dodds, Jeramy, trans. The Poetic Edda. (Coach House Books)

Emerson, Lori. Reading Writing Interfaces from the Digital to the Bookbound. (University of Minnesota Press)

Fitterman, Robert. No, wait. Yep. Definitely still hate myself. (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Hancock, Brecken. Broom Broom. (Coach House Books)

Lockwood, Patricia. Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexual. (Penguin)

Queyras, Sina. MxT. (Coach House Books)

Robertson, Lisa. Cinema of the Present. (Coach House Books)

Simpson, Natalie. Thrum. (Talonbooks)

Zultanski, Steven. Bribery. (Ugly Duckling Presse)