My Favorite Books in 2005

Here's a list of books I read this past year that I really enjoyed and that deserve a look:

Catherine Barnett, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced
Lucie Brock-Broido, Trouble In Mind
C. P. Cavafy, Collected Poems
Mark Doty, School of the Arts
Denise Duhamel, Une mille et un sentiments
Gina Franco, The Keepsake Storm
Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Lie Awake Lake
Kimiko Hahn, The Unbearable Heart
Kevin Killian, Argento Series
Ben Lerner, The Lichtenberg Figures
Harryette Mullen, Sleeping with the Dictionary
Peter Pereira, Saying the World
Carl Phillips, The Rest of Love
Maureen Seaton, Little Ice Age
Richard Siken, Crush
Juliana Spahr, Fuck You—Aloha—I Love You
Juliana Spahr, thisconnectionofeveryonewithlungs
Adrienne Rich, Dark Fields of the Republic
Chase Twichell, The Ghost of Eden
C. D. Wright, Cooling Time: An American Poetry Vigil
Jean Valentine, Dream Barker
Jean Valentine, Pilgrims
Rachel Zucker, The Last Clear Narrative


  1. Nice list. I'm reading the Siken right now, and I agree that it's worthwhile. His poems are criminal, in a good way. Hope all is well. Best, Ryan

  2. That fuck you -aloha - I love you wins my vote for best book title ever . It's got good insides too.