2. Ghost Fargo, by Paula Cisewski
4. Eileen Myles: The Inferno; The Importance of Being Iceland; Sorry, Tree; + all of her Harriet posts especially the one involving Eliot Weinberger and the ensuing commentary! (I’m a fan of Weinberger, but you really have to admire her chutzpah.)
9. Selected Prose, Daybooks, and Papers by George Oppen
10. Reason & Other Women by Alice Notley
11. Occultations by David Wolach
12. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, Artist Body, When Marina Abramovic Dies, by James Westcott, Art/Love/Friendship, by Thomas McEvilley, & Marina Abramovic/Hans Ulrich Obrist (in which I learned about the Italian artist Gino De Dominicis who sold an invisible work to a famous collector and later shipped the work to the collector’s address and placed the invisible work in the collector’s house. De Dominicis also made a show in a museum that was open only to dogs, through a tiny dog-sized door.) (I sat with Marina, Day 65)
13. Invisible Daughter (unpublished manuscript) by John Colburn
15. Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers, by Kim Hyesoon
16. Killing Kanoko, by Hiromi Ito
17. Song of His Disappeared Love, by Raúl Zurita
18. Manatee/Humanity, by Anne Waldman
19. And perhaps my very favorite book of the year, Incantations: Songs, Spells, and Images by Mayan Women (edited by Ambar Past)
And many others… Looking forward, in 2011, to MC Hyland’s Neveragainland, Bernadette Mayer’s Studying Hunger Journal, Anne Waldman’s Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment, Alice Notley’s Culture of One, Dolores Dorante, Melissa Buzzeo, Lily Hoang, O Fallen Angel, Nor Hall’s Traces, Kent Johnson’s A Question Mark Above the Sun, new Chris Martin, and a hundred more in piles or otherwise in waiting everywhere.
Happy New Year!