In Review

Best Books of 2013
Amaranth Borsuk

A non-hierarchical and non-exhaustive list of 10 things I read and loved in and around 2013, arranged in alphabetical order by author's first name.

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Craig Dworkin. No Medium. MIT Press.

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Diana Arterian. Death Centos. Ugly Duckling Presse.

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Farnoosh Fathi. Great Guns. Canarium Press.

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Genevieve Kaplan. Settings for These Scenes. Convulsive Editions.

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Jessica Bozek. The Tales. Les Figues Press.

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Kate Greenstreet. Young Tambling. Ahsahta Press.

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Kit Frick. Echo, Echo, Light. Slope Editions.

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Larissa Lai & Rita Wong. Sybil Unrest. New Star Books.

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Paul Legault & Sharmila Cohen (eds). The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare. Nightboat Books.

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Virginie Lalucq & Jean-Luc Nancy. Sylvain Gallais & Cynthia Hogue, trans. Fortino Sámano (The Overflowing of the Poem). Omnidawn Publishing.

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Amaranth Borsuk is the author of Handiwork (Slope, 2012), and, together with programmer Brad Bouse, of Between Page and Screen (Siglio, 2012), a book of augmented-reality poems. Her writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Chicago Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Offending Adam, and Harp and Altar, among other journals. Her collaboration with Kate Durbin, Abra, recently received an Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago and will be issued as an artist’s book and iOS app in fall of 2013. She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell. Her website is at