TO ALL MY BLOG READERS WHO VALUE SOUTHERN LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY POETRY, PLEASE CONSIDER NOMINATING BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2010 THAT YOU LOVE. HERE'S THE LINK: http://www.sibaweb.com/siba-book-award/nomination-form. Readers may nominate books if they list a SIBA member as their bookstore. SIBA IS THE SOUTHERN INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS ALLIANCE. THEY ARE AN IMPORTANT RESOURCE IN A CULTURE THAT IS RAPIDLY MOVING TOWARD CHAIN BOOKSELLERS AND THE INTERNET. PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR INDIE BOOKSTORES.
POETRY WAS DROPPED FROM THE AWARDS LAST YEAR BECAUSE OF SO FEW NOMINATIONS. LET'S CHANGE THAT THIS YEAR!
This a quick list of books I value and think deserve to be honored. There are others I've not listed. We've a wealth of good poetry being published now. Let's celebrate it.
Nancy Simpson: Living Above the Frost Line (Carolina Wren)
Isabel Zuber: Red Lily (Press 53)
Joseph Bathanti: Restoring Sacred Art (Star Cloud Press)
Jeffery Beam: Gospel Earth (Skysill Press)
Nancy Dillingham: Home
Janisse Ray: A House of Branches (Wind Pub.)
John Thomas York: Naming the Constellations (Spring Street Editions)
Dede Wilson: Eliza (Main Street Rag)
Stephen Smith: A Short Report on the Fire at Woolworths (Main St. Rag)
Tara Powell: Physical Science (Finishing Line)
Debra Kaufman: The Next Moment (Jacar)
Julia Nunnally Duncan: At Dusk (Old Seventy Creek Press)
Alex Grant: The Circus Poems (Lorimer)
Holly Iglesias: Angles of Approach (White Pine)
Cathy Smith Bowers: Like Shining from Shook Foil (Press 53)
Ruth Moose: Tea (Main Street)