Welcome to our new Summer Reads blog series! We recently asked our contributors from Issue 1 to share with us what they are reading / what’s on their reading lists this summer, and we’ll be featuring their responses here throughout the months of June and July. This first installment features reads from Jon Pineda & Barbara Jane Reyes.
“I just finished Yoko Ogawa’s beautiful novel The Housekeeper and the Professor.”
Barbara tells us,
“I am finishing up Miguel Syjuco’s debut novel Ilustrado. Otherwise, I’m supporting some of my favorite indie publishers —
Albert Saijo, Outspeaks: A Rhapsody (Bamboo Ridge Press)
Michelle Cruz Skinner, In the Company of Strangers (Bamboo Ridge Press)
Gizelle Gajelonia, Thirteen Ways of Looking at The Bus (Tinfish Press)
Elizabeth Soto, Eulogies (Tinfish Press)
Craig Santos Perez, from unincorporated territory [saina] (Omnidawn Press)
Lily Hoang, Changing (Fairy Tale Review Press)
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books)
Olga García Echeverría, Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas (Calaca Press)
Eduardo Galeano, Soccer in Sun and Shadow (Verso Books)
I am also reading Evie Shockley’s manuscript of her forthcoming second poetry collection, the new black.”
Check out Jon’s poem, “[we left the camera]” and Barbara ‘s pieces, “13. Black Jesus” and “10. For Al Robles” in Lantern Review, Issue 1. For more information on the poets themselves, visit them online at jonpineda.com and barbarajanereyes.com, respectively.