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Top 10 Must-Read Books of 2010

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 notable books that the Phoenix wrote about in 2010.
Writers who showed the way
By JON GARELICK  |  December 24, 2010
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Makes sense to him

So understood is John Ashbery's post at the top of the contemporary American poetry heap (a distinction these days with the cultural heft of a Scrabble championship) that the question of just how to read him seems doomed to languish beside the point. De
John Ashbery's Planisphere
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 15, 2010
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Tall tales

This fall brings fiction and poetry lovers new treats from old friends.
Novelists and poets set fancies flying
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 18, 2009