1. New and Selected Poems by David Lehman "Lehman uses many conveyances—including the prose poem, the sestina, and curt rhymes—to travel across the writing life of a poet whose instinctive romanticism is always bracing and tough-minded, brimming with a rare generosity.” - Ken Tucker
2. The Best American Poetry 2014 guest editor Terence Hayes. "One of the strongest volumes in recent years, Hayes makes an offering to readers: "salute what I salute, and be transformed as I have been transformed." " Publishers Weekly
3. This Way Out by Terence Winch. "Winch's seventh collection is "imaginative, soulful, and funny...THIS WAY OUT gives us Terence Winch at the top of his game."—Bob Hicok
4. Holistic Tarot by Bennebell Wen “Benebell Wen’s erudite, personable guide to Tarot is essential reading not only for Tarot learners, but for writers, artists and anyone interested in the mysteries of the human psyche." -- Amy Glynn
5. Paul Violi: Selected Poems 1970-2007 "These poems consistently amaze but never veer into implausible flights of fancy and always remind readers to celebrate the world." --Publishers Weekly
6. Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose ed. Alan Zeigler “Essential reading for anyone interested in the short form.... The array of writers is unprecedented, and the pieces are fabulous, engaging, and, well, they’re short!” —Gary Shteyngart
7. Spin Cycles by Charles Coe "Charles Coe has done something remarkable and indispensable. He has reminded us, as the best fiction always does, that every person has a story to tell, even that sad, disheveled, and vaguely disturbing street-wanderer from who we a avert our eyes when we pass." –William Martin, Back Bay and The Lincoln Letters
8. Castrata: a Conversation by Laura Orem "Castrata" is a conversation across history—a conversation about the body’s centrality in grief, rage, and ultimately in triumph" -– Leslie McGrath, author of Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage and By the Windpipe.
9. Why God is a Woman by Nin Andrews "On the island where I grew up--Virginia in the 1960s--mothers told their daughters, 'it's a man's world.' Nin Andrews stands that world on its head, throwing its absurdities into sharp and witty relief. But her poems are for men as well as women, inviting us all to re-imagine love, desire, death, and visions of paradise."—Anne-Marie Slaughter
10. Bloof Books Just about any title from this hard working small press will please and delight. Here you will find recent titles by Danielle Pafunda, Sandra Simonds, Jennifer L. Knox, and Peter Davis.
12. Poets have to make a living. Jennifer L. Knox has figured it out with Saltlickers, her inspired and inspiring line of flavored salts. All natural, with "no preservatives or other creepy shiznit." I made gravlax.
13. Give the gift of giving. Heather McHugh, poet and guest editor of BAP 2007 established Caregifted to give long term caregivers "a week off, to give them a week where they’re magically transported to this breathtakingly gorgeous place of nature and art, and let them sleep late if they want, relieved of the duties of caregiving.” Caregifted deserves our support.
15. Todos Santos Writers Workshop. Beautiful setting, brilliant faculty. You deserve it.