The Books I Read in 2016

What a year in reading! I just did an extract of my Goodreads account and after some mild formatting, this list is what I came up with.

I’m not sure how I’m going to read as much this year, but let’s see what happens!

Kiot by Charles Potts
The Ancient Rain by Bob Kaufman
Seedings and Other Poems by Jerome Rothenberg
Pierce-Arrow by Susan Howe
Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita
This Smoke That Carried Us: Selected Poems by Rene Char
The Inventors: And Other Poems by Rene Char
Hypnos by Rene Char
Arcana: the Tarot Poetry Anthology by Marjorie Jensen
Poems: Book One of Our Trakl by Georg Trakl
Undertow Overtures by Larry Crist
Latest Volcano by Tana Jean Welch
Staying Alive by Laura Sims
W, or the Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Static & Snow by Brian Henry
Music While Drowning: German Expressionist Poems by David Miller
Thousand Times Broken: Three Books by Henri Michaux
Gentle Reader! by Joshua Beckman
Language Arts by Cedar Sigo
Awe by Dorothea Lasky
By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolano
The Complete French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke
Hardly War by Don Mee Choi
State of the Union: Fifty Political Poems by Matthew Zapruder
The Big Game by Benjamin Peret
Chronicles of Hate by Adrian Smith
Continue? The Boss Fight Books Anthology by Gabe Durham
Sebastian Dreaming by Georg Trakl
Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke
You Never Know by Ron Padgett
Rise by A. Van Jordan
Thunderbird by Dorothea Lasky
Search Engine Society by Alexander Halavais
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
Surrounded by Friends by Matthew Rohrer
Pictures of the Gone World by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Causal Mythology by Charles Olson
Strong in the Rain: Selected Poems by Kenji Miyazawa
Giraffes of Devotion by Sarah Mangold
Electrical Theories of Femininity by Sarah Mangold
Hong Kong: The City of Dreams by Nury Vittachi
The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser by Robin Blaser
Poor Love Machine by Kim Hyesoon
Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
The Lost Novel by James Shea
The Salt Dress Inside Me by Kim Hyesoon
A Book of Prophecies by John Wieners
City at the End of Time by Ping Kwan Leung
Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008 by Hoa Nguyen
Sleepers Joining Hands by Robert Bly
Essential X-Men, Vol. 1 by Chris Claremont
Of Beings Alone: The Eigenface by Lissa Wolsak
Fathomsuns and Benighted by Paul Celan
in field latin by Lutz Seiler
Compression and Purity by Will Alexander
So Much for That Winter by Dorthe Nors
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel
Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World by Jane Hirshfield
Mind Breaths by Allen Ginsberg
Stone Bride Madrigals by Nicolette Wong
No Tear Is Commonplace by Stanley Moss
Bestiary: Or the Parade of Orpheus by Guillaume Apollinaire
Calling Across Forever by Sam Hamill
Twilight of the Male Ego: Poems by Klipschutz
Inner River by Tanya Holtland
Mu Shiying: China’s Lost Modernist: New Translations and an Appreciation by Andrew Field
Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Matthew T. Kapstein
The Angel’s Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
June Fourth Elegies by Liu Xiaobo
Collected Poems by Jeet Thayil
As We Know by Andy Fitch
Pomegranate Eater by Amaranth Borsuk
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Joe Dispenza
Wonderland: Stories by Samuel Ligon
The 8th House by Feng Sun Chen
Let’s Give War a Chance by Faiza Sultan
The Game of Boxes: Poems by Catherine Barnett
Tender in the Age of Fury by Brandon Pitts
The Consequences of My Body by Maged Zaher
Like Bits of Wind: Selected Poetry and Poetic Prose, 1974-2014 by Pierre Chappuis
Written in the Dark: Five Poets in the Siege of Leningrad by Polina Barskova
My Myths by Kelle Grace Gaddis
Pioneers In The Study Of Motion by Susan Briante
Hospital Series by Amelia Rosselli
Love, Poetry by Paul Eluard
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
The Service Porch by Fred Moten
Power Ballads by Garrett Caples
Ordinary Magic by Alison Stone
March: Book One (March, #1) by John Lewis
March: Book Two (March, #2) by John Lewis
March: Book Three (March, #3) by John Lewis
The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Coyote Highway by Charles Potts
Footsteps: Poems for Homeless Veterans by Jason Kirk
War Variations by Amelia Rosselli
Backroads to Far Towns: Basho’s Travel Journal by Bashō Matsuo
An Orchid Shining in the Hand: Selected Poems 1932-1960 by Lorenzo Calogero
An Ear in Bartram’s Tree: Selected Poems 1957-1967 by Jonathan Chamberlain Williams

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