My current reading stack…


I keep an ever-growing stack of poetry and essay books on my coffee table. I try to look over one or two of them a day. It keeps me interested.

The stack as it stands, right now:

  • Call Her by Her Name: Bianca Lynne Spriggs
  • Southern Poetry Review
  • Haint: Teri Ellen Cross Davis
  • They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Set to Music a Wildfire: Ruth Awad
  • Not for Art Nor Prayer: Darren C. Demarcus
  • Common Threads 2017
  • Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems
  • De/Composition: W.D. Snodgrass
  • Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg
  • The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
  • Fire in the Sea

I try to get a few pages in a night. I don’t buzz through a bunch at once. I let the words sit with me and try to understand the artistry. As soon as I finish a book, I’ll add another to the pile. It keeps my reading life interesting, to say the least.

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