We have selected books that go hand in hand for your summer reading.
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Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee, by James Tate / The Others, by Matthew Rohrer
Short stories and a novel-in-verse, chockfull of narrators. Also, robots.
Calamities, by Renee Gladman / Prose Architectures, by Renee Gladman
Renee Gladman's bona fide pair: writings of the body in space, drawings of the writing.
Red Juice, by Hoa Nguyen / Superior Packets, by Susie Timmons
Two poets writing from deep within poetic practice, in two books that go beyond the book.
Citizen Of, by Christian Hawkey / State of the Union, an anthology
The predicament of citizenship.
Supplication, by John Wieners / Into the Snow, by Gennady Aygi
Two selected works by poets who plumb the depths of human feeling.
Phantom Pains of Madness, by Noelle Kocot / New Exercises, by Franck André Jamme
Word, line, thought, falling.
Verse Book of Interviews / What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know)
(and other extraordinary conversations)
Thin Kimono, by Michael Earl Craig / If I Don’t Breathe How Do I Sleep, by Joe Wenderoth
24 Pages and Other Poems, by Lisa Fishman / Lake Superior, by Lorine Niedecker
The first Lorine Niedecker Poet-in-Residence and Lorine Niedecker herself, in two books about body, place, and the physicality of the world.
Cities at Dawn, by Geoffrey Nutter / Moongarden, by Anthony McCann
Do we need to explain this one? Lavish visions onto worlds.
He Paves the Road with Iron Bars, by Caroline Knox / Power Ballads, by Garrett Caples
Of Entirety Say the Sentence, by Ernst Meister / Advice From 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic, by Mario Santiago Papasquiaro
German existentialism and Mexican infrarealism.