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[Editor note: Image comes from the cover of Leidner's book recommended below]


I’m reading or have recently finished a handful of recently published poetry books. Many of them combine an interest in how historical/political/social narratives intersect with the instability and surprise of our internal lives. I recommend:

 

Come and See by Fanny Howe (my favorite of the books of hers I’ve read)

The City She Was by Carmen Gimenez Smith (I like how the book combines social satire with the slipperiness of self-making),

Mind Over Matter by Gloria Frym (love the music in this one!)

One-Bedroom Solo by Sheila Maldonado (wonderful, fresh, unpretentious voice)

Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me by Mark Leidner (crazy and wild metaphors combined with parody–always a winning combo).

 

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