Good Lord! Look what’s coming our way–and this is just a sampling of the titles that grabbed me. Will I ever get to the list I have already lined up?

Frederick Seidel, Poems 1959–2009, FSG
Nazim Hikmet, Human Landscapes From My Country, Persea 2009
Rae Armantrout, Versed, Wesleyan 2009
Anne Carson, An Oresteia, Faber and Faber 2009
Cole Swenson, American Hybrid, Norton 2009
Nancy Holmes, Open Wide a Wildnerness: Canadian Nature Poems, WLU 2009
Peter Quartermain, Disjunctive Poetics: From Gertrude Stein and Louis Zukofsky to Susan Howe, Cambridge University Press, 2009
Erin Moure/Chus Pato Talá Shearsman (UK) / BuschekBooks (Can)
The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume 1, 1929-1940, edited by Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck, Cambridge University Press.
Liz Bachinsky, The God of Missed Connections, Nightwood 2009
Karen Solie, Pigeon, Anansi 2009
Robert Bringhurst, Ursa Major, Gaspereau 2009
Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947–1963,
Emily Schultz, Heaven is Small, Anansi 2009
Place & Fitterman, Notes on Conceptualisms, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009
Jessica Grant, Come, Thou Tortoise, Knopf 2009 (Natalee Caple)
Carla Gunn, Amphibian, Coach House, 2009 (Steven W. Beattie)
Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, Penguin 2009 (Steven W. Beattie)
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Open Interval, U Pitt Press, 2009 (Evie Shockley)
Hoa Nguyen, Hecate Lochia, Hot Whiskey Press, 2009 (Evie Shockley)
Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching, Penguin 2009
Chloe Hooper, The Tall Man, Cape 2009

I need to start a list to offer a compelling argument for simply heading toward what’s exciting in the world. And more ways to think about the current crisis economic and otherwise.