Kevin Young's Black Maria is a wonderful Beat-inspired, film noir-influenced poetry collection. I enjoyed the pacing of the tale as much as the meter of the verse. It is a collection I'm very glad I purchased and read.
While Black Maria is more in the genre of the hard-boiled detective than sci-fi, I thought it worth giving the collection a shout-out here (even though this is more my blog for reviews of sci-fi or speculative works). Kevin Young is an outstanding poet, and Black Maria is an excellent read. So, even a little out of the normal genres covered here, I thought it worth the mention.