Writers choosing writers
What happens when you ask a handful of writers to name their favorite book of 2012, and then the authors of those books pick their favorites? The unexpected. Follow the trail for a wonderful daisy-chain of eclectic reading recommendations to last through next year.
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STANDALONE PICK( Jeff Chiu / Associated Press, Wave Books )
Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket ("Who Could That Be at This Hour?") picks...
"I started making copies of my favorite poems in Eileen Myles's Snowflake — published literally back to back with another collection, "Different Streets," by the good folks at Wave Books — to put up on my refrigerator, but gradually I realized I was copying the whole book. It's rare to find a poet who can speak to people who never read poetry and people who read it all the time, but Myles is it and Snowflake is really it."