– Christian Bök
Poetry done in vien of le Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle. While it is impossible not to enjoy reading it, I believe it is ultimately an empty work, in a method I believe is almost emblematic of most contemporary poetic writing. If I had to pick a poster child for style over substance, Bök would be a prime recommendation from my shelf -- but at least he's redeemable in the pure revelry of language he inspires, unlike others.
Only booklovers should physically buy it. Everyone else can listen to an audio performance of it at UbuWeb.