Best Book Stuff of 2015:

Best books of the year:

10. The Up-Down by Barry Gifford

9. Jigsaw Youth by Tiffany Scandal

8. Get It While You Can by Nick Jaina

7. Witchita Stories by Troy James Weaver

6. How to Pose for Hustler by Andrea Kneeland

5. Desolation of Avenues Untold by Brandon Hobson

4. Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila

3. The Strangest by Michael J. Seidlinger

2. Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson

1. The Revelator by Robert Kloss


Best poetry books:

Bipolar Cowboy by Noah Cicero

Beautiful Madness by Shane Cartledge

The Incoming Tide by Cameron Pierce


Best presses:

Lazy Fascist Press

Akashic Press

Unnamed Press

Civil Coping Mechanisms

Word Horde

Broken River Books

Deep Vellum Publishing

University of Hell Press

Two Lines Press

Coffe House Press


This is Vol. 1 Brooklyn, so here are the ten albums I listened to the most while writing in 2015 (none are from 2015):

Opeth – My Arms, Your Hearse

Roberto Roena – Gold

Agalloch – The Mantle

Héctor Lavoe – Exitos

Sonny Rollins – The Bridge

Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream

High on Fire – Death Is This Communion

Vestusta Morla – Un Dia En El Mundo

Tom Waits – Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (bootleg)

Johnny Copeland – When the Rain Starts Falling

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