My favorite thing about AWP is the bookfair. Seven hundred exhibitors–publishers, literary magazines, and services all showcasing their wares. In the past I’ve come home with a boatload of journals, and I did pick up a couple this year, but I concentrated this time around on books. Here’s most of what I got:
Kelly Luce’s story collection, Three Scenarios in which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (which I already had, but now I have a signed copy);
Michael Bazzett’s debut poetry collection You Must Remember This;
Austin Bunn’s story collection (coming out later this month from Harper), The Brink;
Angela Jackson’s new poetry collection, It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time;
Claudia Emerson’s posthumous poetry collection The Opposite House;
Michael Czyzniejewski’s latest story collection I will Love You for the Rest of My Life;
April Ford’s story collection The Poor Children;
Stephen Eoannou’s story collection Muscle Cars;
J.R. Miller’s novel Nobody’s Looking;
Kerry Howley’s nonfiction book,Thrown;
Daniel Torday’s novel The Last Flight of Poxl West;
Seth Michelson’s translation from Hindi of Rati Saxena’s Dreaming in Another Land.
That’s more than I can read any time soon, but I’m glad to have them!