THE EDITOR'S PICKS OF THE YEAR 2005

Poetry:
Collected Poems, David Chaloner
Overlord, Jorie Graham
The Wrong End of the Rainbow, Charles Wright
Resin, Geri Doran
The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan
New Collected Poems, Eavan Boland
Crush, Richard Siken
Red Sky Cafe, Geoffrey O'Brien
Marginalien, Alan Halsey
Place, Allen Fisher
Modern and Normal, Karen Solie


Fiction:
The Turning, Tim Winton
Lark's Eggs. New and Selected Stories, Desmond Hogan
Clay, David Almond
No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
The Ministry of Pain, Dubravka Ugresic
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer


Criticism/Non-fiction:
Rip It Up and Start Again, Simon Reynolds
The Night Sky, Ann Lauterbach
The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories
Electric Folk, Britta Sweers
The Poetry of Saying, Robert Sheppard
The Verse Book of Interviews
The Writing Experiment
, Hazel Smith
Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older, Douwe Draaisma

Music:
Z, My Morning Jacket
Kiss the Future, Mark Stewart
Quintet (London) 2004, Anthony Braxton
Kicking Television. Live in Chicago, Wilco
Honest Abe and the Assassins, Tom Ovans
Maarifa Street, Jon Hassell
Soft Dangerous Shores, Chris Whitley
Andrew Poppy on Zang Tuum Tumb, Andrew Poppy
No Noise, Eyeless in Gaza
November 30, 2000, World Financial Center, New York, Robert Fripp
Bodies and Minds, Great Lake Swimmers
Duchess of Coolsville, Rickie Lee Jones
Pre-Emptive Denial, Tim Berne's Paraphrase
When the Crowds Have Gone, Billy Jenkins
Solo Acoustic Vol 1, Jackson Browne
What Comes After the Blues, Magnolia Electric Co


Rupert Loydell, December 2005