Countdown to the Books of 2012 with Adam Day

It is time for our annual countdown to the New Year, in which our staff and contributors reveal the books they are looking forward to in 2012. Contributing Editor Adam Day, author of  Badger, Apocrypha, selected by James Tate for the PSA Chapbook Award, starts us out with his anticipated books of 2012 list. Hagar…

Anticipated Books of 2010: The Last List

Memorious Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Morgan Frank wraps up the countdown to 2010: For our final day of our countdown to the books of 2010, I’d like to propose that what we all read next year is The Book. Not the mere content of the book, not simply the words scrolling on your iphone or blackberry or…

Books of 2010: Rob Arnold’s List

Rob Arnold, one of the three founding editors of Memorious, reflects on three books forthcoming  in 2010. I was driving north on I-5, a little lost and running late–two hours late–to a gathering of friends who’d come together to celebrate the holidays, the new year, and the new child that our hosts would be bringing…

Anticipated Books of 2010: Matt McBride’s List

Today’s picks for 2010 are from Memorious poetry reader Matt McBride: You Are Mist by Matt Hart (MOOR Books).  Matt’s quite a presence in the Queen City, and if you haven’t seen him read, you need to.  Morgan once stated that listening to Matt was like going to “poetry church.”  I don’t go to “real”…

Anticipated Books of 2010: Adam Day’s List

Today, one of our contributing editors, Adam Day, shares two poetry books he’s looking forward to in 2010: Dan Chiasson’s Natural History blew my mind.  The genuineness of that text’s irony, visceral nature, raw emotion, and linguistic play set Chiasson apart from a flurry of younger poets trying to sing similar songs. Then I read…

Anticipated Books of 2010: Laura van den Berg’s List

Today, Assistant Editor Laura van den Berg, author of What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, shares her anticipated fiction picks for 2010: Stations West by Allison Amend (LSU, March 2010). I loved Amend’s debut collection, Things That Pass For Love (OV Books, 2008), and can’t wait to check out…

Anticipated Books of 2010

We’ve all been inundated with Best of 2009 lists, including the much talked about Publisher’s Weekly top ten list that fails to include any women authors or any poetry, the New York Times Best of 2009 list, which also includes no poetry, and the New Yorker’s “What We Read This Year,” which thankfully includes the…