In Review

Best Books of 2014
John Keene


Etel Adnan. Premonition. Kelsey Street Press.

Singing at the Gates

Jimmy Santiago Baca. Singing at the Gates: New and Selected Poems. Grove Press.


Caroline Bergvall. Drift. Nightboat Books.

Metaphysical Licks

Gregoire Pam Dick. Metaphysical Licks. Book Thug.

Prelude to Bruise

Saeed Jones. Prelude to Bruise. Coffee House Press.

Picasso’s Tears

Wong May. Picasso’s Tears: Poems 1978–2013. Octopus Books.

The Feel Trio

Fred Moten. The Feel Trio. Letter Machine Editions.

If I Go Missing

Octavio Quintanilla. If I Go Missing. Slough Press.


Claudia Rankine. Citizen: An American Lyric. Graywolf Press.

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Danez Smith. [insert] boy. YesYes Books.