Recommended Reading #7

  1. “32 Names for Future Hybrid Tulips” by Traci Brimhall
  2. “Magic City Ruse” by Ariel Francisco
  3. “The Field of Rooms and Halls” by Richard Siken
  4. “Kitchen Coven” by Avra Elliott
  5. “Vows (for a gay wedding)” by Joseph O. Legaspi
  6. “Adolescence” by Nin Andrews
  7. “Sea Church” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  8. “Essay on Craft” by Ocean Vuong
  9. “Science and Magic: Wind in Seven Hayao Miyazaki Films” by J.D. Ho
  10. “Suicidal Ideation and Who We Allow to Be Real” by Joanna Valente
  11. “I Used to Be a Writer–Then I Got Sick” by Emma Smith-Stevens
  12. “Origin Myth” by Alfredo Aguilar
  13. “On Ekphrasis Using Video Games” by William Hoffacker
  14. “Stardew” by Melissa Goodrich

Recommended Reading #6

  1. Our Dead Behind Us by Audre Lorde
  2. “What Kind of Times Are These” by Adrienne Rich
  3. “Myth” by Muriel Rukeyser
  4. “Sewing Feathers” by Jennifer Givhan
  5. “Tangerine Trees & Little Bags of Sugar” by Su Cho
  6. “The Letter” by Mary Ruefle
  7. “Little Exercise” by Elizabeth Bishop
  8. “Postfeminism” by Brenda Shaughnessy
  9. “Echo” by Raymond Antrobus

Recommended Reading #5

  1. “The Third Stage” by Kendra Fortmeyer
  2. “Stepping Over My Shadow and Stepping Into Another” by Adam Clay
  3. “Dis Mem Ber” by Joyce Carol Oates, in Boulevard #94
  4. “We May Be Like Fish” by Anna Lea Jancewicz
  5. Issue #19 of the Adroit Journal
  6. Poetry, February 2017 issue
  7. The daily poetry found at the Rise Up Review, for these politically turbulent times
  8. Issue #6 of the Blueshift Journal
  9. Helen McClory’s TinyLetter, which features a weekly spotlight on overlooked books that deserve more love

Recommended Reading #4

  1. “The Village with All of the Boyfriends” by Zachary Doss
  2. “The Murder Sounds” by Amy Silverberg
  3. “How to Spend Your Time Before the Renegade Planet Makes It All Go Dark” by Justin Lawrence Daugherty
  4. “Grief as Mythos” by Brandon Taylor
  5. “Let’s Not Begin” by Maggie Smith
  6. “How the End Begins” by Cynthia Cruz
  7. “Ten Step Tulpamancy” by Kia Groom
  8. “Beach City” by Jaquira Díaz
  9. The Best Small Fictions 2015, edited by Robert Olen Butler
  10. The Bad Cover Letter Generator, built by Kendra Fortmeyer, which generates extremely professional cover letters for the aspiring writer (give it a whirl!)

Recommended Reading #3

  1. A Field Guide to Surreal Botany, edited by Janet Chui and Jason Erik
  2. “Glass Box” by Sandra Simonds
  3. “The Math Is Bad” by Casey Hannan
  4. On the Edges of Vision by Helen McClory
  5. “Smooth Body, Smooth Mind” by Paul Rusconi
  6. “Psychic in Reykjavik” by Fatima Bhutto
  7. “Anthropogenesis, or: How to Make a Family” by Laura van den Berg
  8. “A Hierarchy of Friends and Lovers” by Amanda Miska
  9. “Why I Didn’t Write Back” by Diana Spechler
  10. “The Agony of Community: an Introverted Writer’s Lament” by Meghan Tifft
  11. Read the World, a blog that categorizes literature by place and encourages more worldly reading