+ Indy Publishing: Poetry from the Small Presses

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From the NY Times Book Review:

Small Press Distribution is a nonprofit distributor that represents books by nearly 450 small publishers. 

Go to their Web site (www.spdbooks.org) and you can find the December 07 top ten best-selling books of poetry:

  1. “Sleeping and Waking,” by Michael O’Brien (Flood Editions)
  2. “This is What Happened in Our Other Life,” by Archy Obejas (Midsummer Night’s Press)
  3. “Necessary Stranger,” by Graham Foust (Flood Editions)
  4. “You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am,” by Tao Lin ( Action Books)
  5. “Eulogies,” by Amiri Baraka (Agincourt)
  6. “The Line,” by Jennifer Moxley (Post-Apollo)
  7. “Case Sensitive,” by Kate Greenstreet (Ahsahta)
  8. “The View From Zero Bridge,” by Lynn Aarti Chandhok (Anhinga)
  9. “Newcomer Can’t Swin,” by Renee Gladman (Kelsey Street)
  10. “Lip Wolf,” by Laura Solorzano (Action Books)

Unrelated, but interesting, on the same page:

Abe Books.com reports that rare book collectors are speculating on Barack Obama’s rising to the White House.  Signed first editions of “Dreams From My Father,” which went out of print at one time, have been sold for $1,798 and $1,299. 

Hillary Clinton’s autobiography “Living History” fetched $575.   John Edwards’s memoir, “Four Trials,” is a bargain at $99. 

source: note in the NY Times Book Review on 2/1/08.  www.nytimes.com.

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com  


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