The Forage House and Speaking Wiri Wiri on Split This Rock’s Poetry Recomendation List

Split This Rock named Tess Taylor’s The Forage House and Dan Vera’s Speaking Wiri Wiri under their annual poetry book recommendation list for 2013.

“Every so often there is a book of poetry that reminds us how well verse can speak history. Taylor, a white descendant of Thomas Jefferson…patches quotations, blanks, and context into a carefully tessellated structure.” –Oxford American

“Full of longing and bittersweet humor, these poems are lyrical, narrative, poignant, and always powerful. In his own search for who and what he really is, Vera has given us a true portrait of the confused and often contradictory place that is modern America.” –Linda Rodriguez Writes

Additionally, three of our upcoming spring books: The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetryby Wanda Coleman and Austin Straus, Patter by Douglas Kearney, and Once, Then by Andrea Scarpino were listed under the books they are eagerly anticipating for 2014.

See the full list here:

Split This Rock Recommended Poetry Books of 2013