Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2012 Poetry

Dennis Cooper: 16 Favorite Poetry Books of 2012

06 February 2013

Dennis Cooper: 16 Favorite Poetry Books of 2012 (as numbered on Cooper’s site, but note that he precedes the list with “in no order”)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

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Michael Andor Brodeur: 8 Best Poetry Books of 2012

01 February 2013

Michael Andor Brodeur: 8 Best Poetry Books of 2012, as published by The Boston Globe

Michael Robbins: 7 Best Small-Press Poetry Books of 2012

30 January 2013

Michael Robbins: 7 Best Small-Press Poetry Books of 2012, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 18 Poetry Books of 2012

30 January 2013

Frontier Psychiatrist: Top 18 Poetry Books of 2012

Coldfront: Top 40 Poetry Books of 2012

29 January 2013

Coldfront: Top 40 Poetry Books of 2012