World’d Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins
Ed. Kevin Prufer and Robert E. McDonough
Cleveland State University Poetry Center ($18.00)

Rumor has it that Gertrude Stein composed these poems well before her birth or long after her death.


John Bradley
Spuyten Duyvil ($18.95)

Rumored to have been written by Roger Stone.  What the hell did that sad bastard Bradley ever do to Stone?

Black Mountain Poems
Ed. Jonathan Creasy
New Directions ($16.95)

Who needs obscure, backwoods poets from some mountain in North Carolina when we have the poets of Instagram Mountain?


The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women
Edited and translated by Dick Davis
Mage Publishers ($45.00)

Why is it as I read this—”If I liked weak old men, why would I whine / About the one that I’ve already got?”—I keep thinking of Rudy Giuliani?


Astro Poets: Your Guide to the Zodiac
Ed. Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
Flatiron Books ($26.99)

Filed by Amazon under “Inspirational and Religious Poetry.”  Says it all.


Eve L. Ewing
Haymarket Books ($16.00)

When there’s history that smells so bad no one will go near it, you need a poet.  Make music out of this, Poet, they say.


Build Yourself a Boat
Camonghne Felix
Haymarket Books ($16.99)

How you know you’re listening to a politician, or a poet: “I lie to keep it all intact.”


River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century
Ed. Diane Frank
ue Light Press ($24.95)

What does it mean when the five blurbers who praise a book are all contributors to the anthology they blurb?  Maybe that’s what makes this “Poems for the Twenty-First Century”?


Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman
Ed. Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell
City Lights Publishers ($19.95)

A book that deserves a title, such as (to borrow from Kaufman) “Celestial Hobo,” or “Singing The-Nail-in-the-Foot Song,” or “Someone Hurled an Eyelid at the Moon.”


Sharon Olds
Knopf ($18.95)

If someone told you there’s an “Anal Aria” in this book, you’d say, “You’ve got to be kidding!”  Or would you say, “Yup, that’s Sharon Olds”?


Witch Wife
Kiki Petrosino
Sarabande Books ($16.95)

Roger Stone is spreading the rumor that this was written by Melania Trump.

Library of Small Catastrophes
Alison C. Rollins
Copper Canyon ($16.00)

Roger Stone must be working in the prison library.  This is so Roger: “only those who are forgotten go undisturbed.”


Sonehouse’s Poems for Zen Monks
Tr. Red Pine
Empty Bowl Press ($9.00)

If I’m a Zen monk, you must be the Buddha.  If you’re the Buddha, I need another good slap in the face.


Casting Deep Shade
D. Wright
Copper Canyon Press ($32.00)

OK, I don’t care what they say.  Roger Stone didn’t, and couldn’t, write this book.