Since Spring Break is right around the corner, I decided it was time to get a reading list together… I thought I’d share it in case any of these are of interest to you!
I’ll be rereading some of these, revisiting some for reviewing purposes, and others will be brand new experiences. It’s a blend of poetry, fiction, memoir and hybrid. Should be a great time!
Spring Break Reading List:
Andrew Allport, The Body / of Space / in the Shape of the Human, Poetry, New Issues Press
Bruce Bégout, Common Place. The American Motel, Essays, Otis Books/ Seismicity Editions
Jaswinder Bolina, Phantom Camera, Poetry, New Issues Press
Peter Covino, The Right Place to Jump, Poetry, New Issues Press
Charles D’Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum, Short Fiction, Alfred A. Knopf
Renée E. D’Aoust, Body of a Dancer, Memoir, Etruscan Press
CJ Evans, A Penance, Poetry, New Issues Press
Steve Fellner, The Weary World Rejoices, Poetry, Marsh Hawk Press
Dennis Hinrichsen, Rip-Tooth, Poetry, University of Tampa Press
Mark Irwin, Large White House Speaking, Poetry, New Issues Press
Lacy M. Johnson, Trespasses, Memoir/Hybrid, University of Iowa Press
Mandy Keifetz, Flea Circus, Fiction/Novel, New Issues Press
Kim Dana Kupperman, I Just Lately Started Buying Wings, Essays, Graywolf Press
Esther Lee, Spit, Poetry, Elixir Press
Shara Lessley, Two-Headed Nightingale, Poetry, New Issues Press
Marni Ludwig, Pinwheel, Poetry, New Issues Press
Moira MacDougall, Bone Dream, Poetry, Tightrope Books, Inc.
Karen Russell, Vampires in the Lemon Groves, Short Fiction, Alfred A. Knopf
Maxine Scates, Undone, Poetry, New Issues Press
Kirstin Scott, Motherlunge, Fiction/Novel, New Issues Press
Gary Snyder, Mountains and Rivers Without End, Poetry, Counterpoint
Jean Valentine, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003, Poetry, Wesleyan University Press
Jean Valentine, Break the Glass, Poetry, Copper Canyon Press
James Wright, Shall We Gather at the River, Poetry, Wesleyan University Press
That’s it! A nice, long list that I probably won’t make it through—but love to strive for. These will each probably make appearances on my blog in their own way in the next week or so, so if you see a name you’re particularly fond of, keep a look out! Also, let me know if there are any other books you feel I should add to the blend.
Here’s to a wonderful Spring Break! Until later, Best ~ from me.