The 10 Best Books by Academic Publishers of 2015


Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Gay’s Catalog was shortlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry, and I wouldn’t have been disappointed if it had won — there isn’t a weak poem in the collection. Of rare candor — it is truly “unabashed” — the book is strangely Heraclitean in the way it unsentimentally finds gratitude in flux and change.