For our Summer Reads series, we’ve asked contributors from Issue 1 to share what they’ve been reading or plan to read this summer. In this, our last installment, Subhashini Kaligotla shares about her summer reading plans.
Subhashini tells us,
“Since I am very interested in long poems but have succeeded in writing them only by putting together sections or fragments, I thought it would be useful to read Paisley Rekdal, who is a master of the long poem that marries lyric and narrative quite skillfully. So I am looking forward to reading her Six Girls Without Pants and The Invention of the Kaleidoscope.
Subhashini’s poem “Sydney Notebook” can be found in Issue 1 of Lantern Review. Many thanks to her, and to all of the Issue 1 contributors who have shared their reading lists with us this summer. We hope that this series has inspired you to explore new titles and poets in your own summer reading queues. Now it’s your turn: what is the best book that you’ve read this summer, and why? We’d love to hear; tell us about it in the comments below.
For our Summer Reads series, we’ve asked contributors from Issue 1 to share what they’ve been reading or plan to read this summer. This installment features a list of titles that were recommended to us by Eileen Tabios.
“For another venue, I came up with a Summer reading list in poetry here . . .
From above list and for LR — I can recommend the following Asian American titles:
Juvenilia by Ken Chen (Yale University Press)
Far far above the typical poet’s first book. Admirably — and effectively — ambitious. Sophisticated. Will make you fall in love
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For our Summer Reads series, we’ve asked contributors from Issue 1 to share what they’ve been reading or plan to read this summer. This installment features a list from Singaporean poet & ceramist Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé.
“Here’s my list (some books have arrived and others I’m requisitioning from the national library here) but these are the ones I’ve been excited about (there are others but they’ll have to wait for next year or something):
Here’s my list (some books have arrived and others I’m requisitioning from the national library here) but these are the ones I’ve been excited about (there are others but they’ll have to wait for next year or something):
Power & Possibility: Essays, Reviews and Interviews (by Elizabeth Alexander)
Islamic Ceramics (by James W. Allan)
The Gate of Horn (by L. S. Asekoff)
Planisphere (by John Ashbery)
This Lamentable City (by Polina Barskova)
These Extremes (by Richard Bausch)
I Was the Jukebox (by Sandra Beasley)
The Collectors (by Matt Bell)
Approaching Ice (by Elizabeth Bradfield)
Plato’s Socrates (by Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith)
An Island of Fifty (by Ben Brooks)
Confusion: A Study in the Theory of Knowledge (by Joseph L. Camp, Jr.)
Until Before After (by Ciaran Carson)
Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering (by C. Barry Carter)
One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America (by Dan Chiasson)
Pierce the Skin (by Henri Cole)
Heterologies: Discourse on the Other (by Michel de Certeau)
When All Our Days Are Numbered (by Sasha Fletcher)
For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut (by Takashi Hiraide)
The Living Fire (by Edward Hirsch)
Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot (by Cassandra Laity & Nancy K. Gish)
We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (by Nick Lantz)
Chinese Ceramics (by Stacey Pierson)
Long Lens (by Peter Makuck)
Tocqueville (by Khaled Mattawa)
The Stranger Manual (by Catie Rosemurgy)
Vinland (by Jamie Ross)
Living Must Bury (by Josie Sigler)
Postmodern Ceramics (by Mark Del Vecchio & Garth Clark)
Archicembalo (by G. C. Waldrep)
A lovely set of Mud Luscious Press chapbooks (by Eric Beeny, Matt Bell, Michael Berstein, Daniel Citro, Ryan Downey, David Gianatasio, Kuzhali Manickavel, Ben Segal)
For our Summer Reads series, we’ve asked contributors from Issue 1 to share what they’ve been reading or plan to read this summer. This week’s installment features reads from Craig Santos Perez and Henry W. Leung.
” . . . here are three books that i just read for this summer:
“I’m working on a Fulbright application for a research novel in China,
so my reading for the next week will be research on the little that’s
been written in English about contemporary (actual contemporary, not
heavily political post-Mao post-CR) China. They include:
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.