I’ve picked up books here and there over the past week and a half, the way it goes when leading a literary life.
Broder, Melissa. Last Sext. Portland, OR: Tin House Books, 2016.
I recently read Broder’s amazing novel The Pisces. The About the Author statement mentioned that Broder has published four poetry collections. When I came across Last Sext, her most recent collection, while browsing the poetry section at the Barnes & Noble in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, last weekend, I decided to buy it to see whether her poetry is as good as her fiction. I finished the book yesterday and will say that it is worth reading even though it is not nearly as transcendent as the novel.
Dentz, Shira. Black Seeds on a White Dish. Exeter, UK: Shearsman Books, 2010.
Dentz gave an enjoyable poetry reading at Utica College two Wednesdays ago. I bought this, her first collection, there.
Elliot, Stephen. The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2009.
One of my colleagues gave me her extra copy of this book because I am working on a memoir-ish project and she thought it would be helpful.
Washuta, Elissa. My Body is a Book of Rules. Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press, 2014.
This is another memoir recommended to me by my above-mentioned colleague. It looked interesting enough that I decided to purchase my own copy. I got it online from Powell’s Books in Portland.