Currently reading – The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century, by Adam Kirsch. I read this before but it lists a lot of writers I haven’t read but want to.
Currently reading – Time by Etel Adnan. Born in 1925, Adnan is a Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist. This is a book of her poems.
Currently reading – Stoner by John Williams. Born in Texas in 1922, John Edward Williams is considered “a writers’ writer.” He died in 1994. This book is not about what it sounds like it’s about. 😂
Currently reading – Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network – by Caroline Levine. Levine is a critic, writer, and part of the faculty of Cornell. This book examines form in art, politics, and other areas.
Currently reading – How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, by Dany Laferrière. Born in 1953, Laferrière is a Haitian-Canadian novelist and journalist who writes in French. This novel examines biracial sexual relationships and stereotypes.
Currently reading – The Book of X, by Sarah Rose Etter. Etter is a young American author. This is an experimental, surreal novel about a girl with a knot in her stomach.
Currently reading – In the Dream House, by Carmen Maria Machado. Born in 1986, Machado is an American essayist, short story writer, and critic. This is an experimental memoir depicting an abusive lesbian relationship she had when she was younger.
Currently reading – The Collected Poems of W.B. Keats. William Butler Keats was an Irish poet born in 1865. One of the 20th century’s foremost literary talents, he died in 1939.
Currently reading – How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez. Born in 1950, Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. This is her first, autobiographical novel about the Caribbean immigrant experience.