Due to all my madness, transition, and inability to maintain a clean and orderly house this year, I left off two very important titles from my No Tell Motel List of Best Books of 2010:
Suzanne Frischkorn's Girl on a Bridge
This book turns away from the idyllic landscape of Frischkorn's previous book and explores the past and our memory of it with grace and without sentimentality.
Montgomery Maxton's This Beautiful Bizarre
Maxton's collection is formally varied, urgent, and tense with both sexual danger and an emotional longing for what's been lost.
My love to both poets!