The Volta’s Best Books of 2016

Fourteen of Our Favorite Books of 2016

Night (Nightboat Books)

by Etel Adnan

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Spiral Staircase: Collected Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse)

by Hirato Renkichi (translated by Sho Sugita)

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Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem)

by Simone White

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Andes (Black Ocean)

by Tomaž Šalamun (translated by Jeffrey Young & Katarina Vladimirov Young)

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Alice Iris Red Horse: Selected Poems (New Directions)

by Yoshimasu Gozo translated from the Japanese by Sawako Nakayasu, Hiroaki Sato, Eric Selland, Jeffrey Angles, Richard Arno, Derek Gromadzki, Sayuri Okamoto, Auston Stewart, Kyoko Yoshida and Jordan A. Y. Smith

Edited by Forrest Gander

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Certain Magical Acts (Penguin)

by Alice Notley

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Uncountry: a mythology (Noemi Press)

by Yanara Friedland

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Violet Energy Ingots (Wave Books)

by Hoa Nguyen

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Proxies: Essays Near Knowing (Nightboat Books) 

by Brian Blanchfield

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The Poet, The Lion, The Talking PicturesEl FarolitoA Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All (Copper Canyon Press)

by C.D. Wright

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Overpour (Action Books)

by Jane Wong

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Border Towns (Dalkey Archive Press)

by C.S. Giscombe

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the yesterday project (Sidebrow Books)

by Ben Doller & Sandra Doller

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Calamities (Wave Books)

by Renee Gladman

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