EDITOR'S PICKS 2008

Poetry
Unanimous Night, Michael Brennan (Salt)
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Little Book of Hours, John F Deane (Carcanet)
Selected Poems, Lee Harwood (Shearsman)
The Reality Street Book of Sonnets, ed. Jeff Hilson (Reality Street)
Hallelujah Blackout, Alex Lemon (Milkweed)
Oblivion Tyrants Crumbs, John Levy (First Intensity)
Thing of Beauty. New and Selected Works, Jackson MacLow (California)
Collected Poems, Christopher Middleton (Carcanet)
The True Keeps Calm Biding its Story, Rusty Morrison (Ahsahta)
Collected Chapbooks, Sheila E. Murphy (Blue Lion)
Call It Thought, Stephen Rodefer (Carcanet)
The Icon Maker, Paul Stubbs (Arc)
Ours, Cole Swensen (California)
There are Birds, John Taggart (Flood)
the arboretum towards the beginning, Nathan Thompson (Shearsman)
Inseperable. Poems 1995-2005, Lewis Warsh (Granary)
Down to Earth, John Wilkinson (Salt)
Scattered Chapters. New & Selected poems, Baron Wormser (Sarabande)


Lyrics
A map of the stars in summer, Martyn Bates (Moments)
Nights of Passed Over, Mark Kozelek (caldo verde)


Non-Fiction
Ad Reinhardt, Michael Corris (Reaktion)
The Consequence of Innovation: 21st Centgury Poetics, ed. Craig Dworkin (Roof)
Between the Monster and the Saint, Richard Holloway (Canongate)
Lyric & Spirit. Selected Essays 1996-2008, Hank Lazer (Omnidawn)
The Pirate's Dilemma, Matt Mason (Allen Lane)
Francis Bacon. Studies for a Portrait, Michael Peppiatt (Yale)
Poetics & Polemics 1980-2005, Jerome Rothenberg (Alabama)
On Some Faraway Beach. The Life and Times of Brian Eno, David Sheppard (Orion)
Hornsey 1968. The Art School Revolution, Lisa Tickner (Frances Lincoln)
Riding Toward Everywhere, William T. Vollmann (Ecco)


Fiction
The Painter of Battles, Arturo Perez-Reverte
New Stories from the Children of the Revolution
, ed. Nicholas Royle (Salt)
Breath, Tim Winton (Picador)


Music
Cardinology, Ryan Adams
In the Sudden Distance, Jimmy Behan
Litany of Echoes, James Blackshaw
Collected Works, Valerio Cosi
Moonshine, Dave Douglas & Keystone
Seeing Things, Jakob Dylan
The Seldom Seen Kid, Elbow
Summer Salt & Subway Sun [box set], Eyeless in Gaza
Saint Dymphna, Gang Gang Dance
for Emma, forever ago, Bon Iver
Finally, Mark Kozelek
In Strange Lines & Distances, Laymar
NYC, Kieran Hebden + Steve Reid
Rebel Poet, Jukebox Balladeer: the Anthology, Larry Norman
Ready for the Flood, Mark Olson & Gary Louis
Party Girl, Tom Ovans
Checkmate Savage, The Phantom Band
Phew Clap Whoo Funk, Phewwhoo
“…and the shuffle of things.”, Andrew Poppy
NUOU, Rovo
Love is Overtaking Me, Arthur Russell
Sea from Shore, School of Language
Isolation, Spangle call Lilli line
Sugar Mountain, Neil Young

Art
Sun Days, Roger Ackling (Annely Juda)
with garlands drest, Jennifer Durrant (Art First)
Cildo Meireles, (Tate Modern)
Harry Ousey (Truro Museum)
The Late Series, Rothko (Tate Modern)
Kate Walters, (The Exchange, Penzance)
Veil, Paul Winstanley (Alan Cristea)
Domaine de Kerguehennec, Brittany