Sunday, December 5, 2010

Small Press Holiday Recommendations: Day 25

Today's post brings you some small press titles that landed on various Best Books Of 2010 lists around the web:


from the Chamber Four blog, Best Literary Fiction of 2010:

We Take Me Apart, Molly Gaudry (Mud Luscious Press)

Museum of the Weird, Amelia Gray (FC2)

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from the Small Press Distribution Staff Picks 2010:

SLEEPINGFISH8, Gary Lutz and Derek White, eds. (Calamari Press)

The Creepy Girl and Other Stories, Janet Mitchell (Starcherone Books)

Hyperart: Thomasson, Genpei Akasegawa (Kaya Press)

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Caleb J. Ross’ Top 5 Books of 2010 include:

Wolf Parts, Matt Bell (Keyhole Press)

Bliss Inc., Ron Burch (BlazeVOX [books])

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The No Tells Poetry Blog has been running Best Poetry Books of 2010 lists from various poets since late November.

Poet Brian Foley included these small press titles in his picks:

Lake Antiquity, Brandon Downing (Fence)

Bluets, Maggie Nelson (Wave Books)

The Redcoats, Ryan Murphy (Krupskaya)

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Bookforum asked authors to list the best books they read in 2010. Some small press books that made their lists include:

The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art, Eileen Myles (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)

The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law, Vanessa Place (Other Press)

La Medusa, Vanessa Place (FC2)

How, Emily Pettit (Octopus Books)

Collected Fictions by Gordon Lish (O/R Books)

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Shelf Unbound's Top 10 of 2010 picks include:

The Orange Eats Creeps, Grace Krilanovich (Two Dollar Radio)

I Hotel, Karen Tei Yamashita (Coffee House Press)

If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home, John Jodzio (Replacement Press)

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