The only book of poetry I enjoyed this year is Zoe Whittall’s The Best 10 Minutes of Your Life (McGilligan Books). Here Ally McBeal and Dr. Seuss live alongside Susan Musgrave and Rocket Richard in a mélange of popular culture and literary craving. In these accessible and astute poems, Whittall assembles a cast of female buddies and lovers, bitching about life while planning the perfect getaway. This is a coming-of-age through poetry, from Puff the Magic Dragon to topless teenage rebellion. Everything about the book is pleasing, from the eerie elegance of the cover to the inviting interior layout.