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Summer Reads: Michelle Peñaloza, Kenji C. Liu and Gowri Koneswaran

2011 July 27

Welcome to our Summer Reads 2011 blog series!  Throughout the months of July and August, we will be featuring recommended reading lists submitted by Lantern Review contributors who want to share books they plan to read this summer and titles they want to suggest to the wider LR community.  This post is a triple feature and includes reads from Issue 2 contributors Michelle Peñaloza, Kenji C. Liu and Gowri Koneswaran.

Michelle writes:

Here’s what I’m hoping to get to this summer:

Atlantis by Mark Doty
The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
Natural History: A Selection by Pliny the Elder
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

Kenji writes:

Here’s my summer reading list so far:

Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, by Jane Hirshfield
Tender Buttons, by Gertrude Stein
Dwellings, by Linda Hogan
One With Others, by C. D. Wright
On Becoming Filipino, by Carlos Bulosan
The Map as Art, by Katharine Harmon

And Gowri adds:

Here are some recommended books that I’ve read in the past couple of years (and LOVE):

Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry
http://bbpbooks.teachingforchange.org/book/9781557289315

Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings
http://www.amazon.com/Insects-Just-Like-Except-Wings/dp/8190605631

Many thanks to these three contributors—and to read their poems in Lantern Review, Issue 2, click on Michelle’s “Vestige,” Kenji’s “A Son Writes Back” and Gowri’s performance of the collaborative piece “Where are you from?

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