Happy Poetry Month! I’m hopefully going to be bringing in a rotation of amazing writers and their own to-read piles of shame/glory. First up, one of the most badass poets I know: Carmen Giménez Smith!
Arcane Rituals from the Future, Leif Haven; Communion: A True Story, Whitley Strieber; a slice of cake made of air, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram; The Service Porch, Fred Moten; Whereas, Layli Long Soldier; Water by the Spoonful: A Play, Quiara Alegría Hudes; Dreamlandia, Octavio Solis; House of Sugar, House of Stone, Emily Pérez; Living a Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed; This Blue Novel, Valerie Mejor Caso; Cinder, Susan Stewart; The Book of Landings, Mark McMorris; Benediction, Alice Notley
(Note: I may not have the time/patience to type up the guests’ piles every month, but will try)
Here’s my pile, which I definitely read a chunk of last month (hoorah!), but also added a much larger chunk to (hoorah again, really). Golden good luck cat is getting encroached upon.
Conference of the Birds, Farid Ud-din Attar; The Blue and Brown Books, Wittgenstein; The Prophet, Khalil Gibran; My Private Property, Mary Ruefle; The Happy End / All Welcome, Mónica de la Torre; Lowly, Alan Felsenthal; Human Achievements, Lauren Hunter; *[insert] boy, Danez Smith; *Box, Robert Wrigley; *Map to the Stars, Adrian Matejka; *A Turkish Dictionary, Andrew Wessels; *Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, or a Sonnet—, Emily Carr; *Remains, Jesús Castillo; *The Abridged History of Rainfall, Jay Hopler; *The Secret Room, Kazim Ali; Cities I’ve Never Lived In, Sara Majka; *The Arab of the Future, Riad Sattouf; *Fair Sun, Susan Barba; *Orexia, Lisa Russ Spaar; The Language of Inquiry, Lyn Hejinian; *Of Mongrelitude, Julian Talamantez Brolaski; *Names of the Lion, Ibn Khälawayh; *What Is Poetry? (Just kidding, I know you know…), Ed. Anselm Berrigan; *The Others, Matthew Rohrer; *Core Samples from the World, Forrest Gander