The 10 Best Books by Academic Publishers in 2014


Titanic, Cecilia Corrigan, (Lake Forest College Press)

I was forced to exclude this from my list of this year’s best independent works of fiction and poetry on the grounds that it was technically (apparently) released by an academic press. But it’s is one of the most impressive debut works of poetry in 2014. It melds several registers, discourses, and styles into one unmistakable Ur-style that signals where poetry may be headed in the future.