Last list of the semester:
- In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-1990, by Frank Bidart
- The Radiant, by Cynthia Huntington
- Letters to a Stranger, by Thomas James
- The Light the Dead See, by Frank Stanford
- Ill Lit, by Franz Wright
Love, loved, loved Cynthia Huntington. She and Larry Levis are the two finds of this semester for me. Perhaps I should not therefore have been surprised when I realized that The Radiant was the winner of the 2001 Levis Poetry Prize. You can read her work on Terrain.org, Verse Daily, and Orion Magazine, and there’s a great interview on the National Book Foundation web site.