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

Carousel #18

  1. The Millions covers a long list of upcoming books in 2014. Like I don’t have enough in my to-read pile already.
  2. This dialect quiz got passed around the internet quite a bit recently. I took it and was surprised how easily it picked out the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Pembroke Pines areas for me. Extremely exact. I guess using the term “sunshower” gave me away. I made my mom take it and she got areas in New York. Even she couldn’t trick it.
  3. Via Buzzfeed, Roxane Gay discusses how unlikable female characters are less socially accepted and more unfairly dismissed than unlikable male characters. I could not agree more with this.
  4. At Tin House, here is an interview with Laura van den Berg, whose book of short stories I am now making my way through. If you can find it, you should read “Opa-Locka.” Or maybe just buy her book, yes?
  5. Here’s some recommended reading from Judy Blume and Lena Dunham.
  6. And recommended reading from me: Every Year Is Comeback Year / The #11 Ranked Tennis Player in the World / Chain.