11 Favorite Small Press Reads of 2012
2012 was a great year for reading, the best in recent memory and lot of the great books I read came from small presses. Eleven stood out, even among a great group of books. I won’t say these are the best because that is an arbitrary, fleeting designation. These books are my favorites–ones I keep going back to because of a story or a poem or a turn of phrase that has lingered. These books are examples of beautiful writing that does more than appear on the page.
The Sovereignties of Invention by Matthew Battles
Pretty Tilt by Carrie Murphy
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton
The Glimmering Room by Cynthia Cruz
Beside the Sea by Véronique Olmi
Hold It Til It Hurts by T. Geronimo Johnson
Let Me Clear My Throat by Elena Passarello
Love, In Theory, by E.J. Levy
Wake Up, We’re Here by Dallas Hudgens
Shampoo Horns by Aaron Teel
Fast Machine by Elizabeth Ellen
Fast Machine is the only one I’ve read of this list (for shame) but it’s excellent.
I got an Error 404 when I tried the link to Dallas Hudgens’ book. It sounds like a worthwhile collection. And that’s the best cover I’ve ever seen on a self-published book.
fast machine! need to check out the other ones too
Zach Dodson did it.
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