To console myself about not attending AWP, I took advantage of this awesome deal at Action Books, so now I have these beauties winging their way to me through Priority Mail:
Wet Land, Lucas de Lima
Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream, Kim Hyesoon
Rain of the Future, Valerie Mejer
Only Jesus Could Icefish in the Summer, Abraham Smith
I intend to write at least one review out of this bunch, and I realize I could have requested review copies for free, but I like supporting presses that publish great writing. Abe Smith also happens to be an XFA from Alabama, and I always try to buy any Bama warblings that come on the market. But I’m excited most entirely because of the writing in these four books. I can’t wait. I’m going to light a candle and put my feet up and drink tea and read all the way through AWP weekend.