Reading List for Spring Break

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.


About mckenzielynntozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives and writes in Indiana, where she works as a virtual assistant, editor, and freelance writer via her self-started business, MLT Creative. She received her MFA in Poetry from Western Michigan University, where she worked as the Layout and Design Editor for New Issues Poetry and Prose and as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Third Coast. She previously completed her B.S. in Secondary English Education and B.A. in English, with a Concentration in Writing, at Indiana University South Bend, where she worked as the Managing Editor for 42 Miles Press. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Emerge Literary Journal, Encore Magazine, Thank You for Swallowing, The Spooklet, Sleet Magazine, and Analecta, among others; and her book reviews and essays have appeared on The Rumpus and Motherly. When not writing, she enjoys art and music, and the simple mathematics of being a wife of one, a mama of two, and a cat-mom of three. For more, visit View all posts by mckenzielynntozan

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