The best of ‘The Final Sentence’

2010

June: F. Scott Fitzgerald, from The Great Gatsby
July: e. e. cummings, from “i carry your heart with me
August: Charles Bukowski, from Ham on Rye
September: Margaret Atwood, from “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing
October: Haruki Murakami, from Hunting Knife
November: Philip Larkin, from “Best Society
December: Mary Oliver, from “Starlings in Winter

2011

January: Naomi Shihab Nye, from “Burning the Old Year
February: Lauren Oliver, from Delirium 
March: Markus Zusak, from The Book Thief
April: Pablo Neruda, from “Ode to a Naked Body
May: Rainer Maria Rilke, from “Note on Bird
June: Anne Sexton, from “For My Lover, Returning to His Wife
July: Fernando Pessoa, from The Book of Disquiet
August: J. D. Salinger, from Franny and Zooey 
September: Ann Martin, from “A Corner of the Universe
October: Edgar Allan Poe, from “To One in Paradise
November: Margaret Atwood, from “Small Cabin
December: Anne Michaels, from “Fugitive Pieces

2012

January: Kelwyn Sole, from “Near Brandvlei
February: e. e. cummings, from “since feeling is first
March: Susan Fraser King, from Lady Macbeth
April: Gregory Orr, from “When Eurydice Saw Him
May: T. S. Eliot, from “The Hollow Men
June: Naomi Shihab Nye, from “Famous
July: Alexander Vvedensky, from “Rug/Hydrangea
August: T. S. Eliot, from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
September: Louise Glück, from “Lullaby
October: Lisel Mueller, from “Palindrome
November: Catherynne M. Valente, from The Labyrinth
December: Buddy Wakefield, from “Human the death dance

2013

January: Gayle Forman, from If I Stay
February: Pete Dexter, from Train
March: Anne Sexton, from “The Starry Night
April: Anna Kamieńska, from “In a Hospital
May: Jonathan Lethem, from As She Climbed Across The Table
June: Edna O’Brien, from “Sister Imelda
July: Alistair MacLeod, from No Great Mischief 
August: Mark Strand, from “The Man in the Mirror
September: Richard Siken, from “I Had a Dream About You
October: J. R. Moehringer, from Sutton
November: Shane Koyczan, from “6:59am
December: Amanda Oaks, from “How to Pick Up the Pieces

2014

January: Octavio Paz from “Toward the poem (Starting-Points)”, trans. Eliot Weinberger
February: James Joyce, from “The Boarding House” in Dubliners
March: Julie Maroh, from Blue is the Warmest Color
April: Robin Hobb, from Royal Assassin
May: Tim Tharp, from The Spectacular Now
June: E. Lockhart, from We Were Liars

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