Editor's Picks 2011


POETRY
Ai! Ai! Pianissimo, Astrid Alben (Arc)
Variations on Painting a Room: Poems 2000-2010, Alan Baker (Skysill)
Black Cat Bone, John Burnside (Cape)
The Rapture, Tim Cumming
Notes
Relating to an Idea of Blue, David H.W. Grubb (Shearsman)
Even if only out of, Alan Halsey (Veer)
Misky, David Hart (Flarestack)
Spiritual Letters (Series 1-5), David Miller (Chax)
Metropole, Geoffrey G. O'Brien (University of California)
Postcards from the 7th Floor, Iain Sinclair/Oona Grimes (Pighog)
Limits of Control, Steve Spence (Penned in the Margins)
This Planet Is Doomed, Sun Ra (Kicks)
The Visitor's Guest, Nathan Thompson (Shearsman)
the day maybe died (tributes and torched songs) Imagining China, Nathan Thompson (Knives Forks and Spoons)
Fall Higher, Dean Young (Copper Canyon)

FICTION
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean telt by hisself, David Almond (Puffin)
A Summer of Drowning, John Burnside (Jonathan Cape)
Savage Messiah, Laura Oldfield Ford (Verso)
Hullabaloo and Secret Pianos, David H.W. Grubb (Leaf)
Gods Without Men, Hari Kunzru (Hamish Hamilton)
The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuiness (Seren)
Railtracks, Anne Michaels & John Berger (Go Together)
Then, Julie Myserson (Jonathan Cape)

NON-FICTION
Thin Paths, Julia Blackburn (Jonathan Cape)
Voodoo Science Park, Victoria Helford & Steve Beard (Zone)
Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010, Greil Marcus (Faber)
Radical Gardening, George McKay (Frances Lincoln)
Retromania, Simon Reynolds (Faber)
Ghost Milk, Iain Sinclair (Hamish hamilton)
Edgelands, Michael Symmons Roberts & Paul Farley (Jonathan Cape)

MUSIC
Ashes & Fire, Ryan Adams
Arthur's Landing, Arthur's Landing
Contrechant, Reto Bieri
50 Words for Snow, Kate Bush
Back at Your Door, Matty Charles
Drawing of Threes, Desertshore
The 5 EPs, Disco Inferno
Pink Magick, Giraffes? Giraffes!
Levin Torn White, Levin Torn White
Revelation Road, Shelby Lynne
Documental, Minamo
Seeing is Believing, Nico Muhly
Odd Soul, Mutemath
Love Lies, Kami Thompson
Bad as Me, Tom Waits
An Appointment with Mr Yeats, The Waterboys
The Whole Love, Wilco
Gentle Spirit, Jonathan Wilson