Books Read 2019

Books Read 2019

  • Baudelaire’s Fractal by Lisa Robertson
  • Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips
  • Vampires: an Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film by Jalal Toufic
  • Forthcoming by Jalal Toufic
  • Platform by Rodrigo Toscano
  • The Disparities by Rodrigo Toscano
  • The Arab Apocalypse by Etel Adnan *
  • Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings Exhibition Catalog (Essays by Derksen & Smith)
  • Triage by Cecily Nicholson *
  • In the American Tree (ed. Silliman)
  • Afrodisia: New Poems by Ted Joans
  • Meddle English by Caroline Bergvall
  • Fig: Goan Atom 2 by Caroline Bergvall
  • Drift by Caroline Bergvall
  • Railtracks by John Berger and Anne Michaels
  • I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
  • Two Plays: A Murder of Crows and The Hyacinth Macaw by Mac Wellman
  • Poems by JH Prynne
  • Metamorphopsis by Norma Cole
  • Ocean of Sound by David Toop *
  • Against Ambience and Other Essays by Seth Kim-Cohen
  • Light Sweet Crude by Nancy Shaw and Catriona Strang
  • A Minor Operation by Phil Hall
  • Nude by Anne Portugal (trans. Normal Cole)
  • Dissolve by Sherwin Bitsui
  • I Love You, It Looks like Rain by June Gehringer
  • I Don’t Write About Race by June Gehringer
  • Notes Preceding Trust by Kathleen Fraser *
  • Political Subject by Caleb Beckwith
  • undercurrent by rita wong
  • Furthest Ecology by Adam Fagin
  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  • A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Anne Boyer *
  • The Undying by Anne Boyer
  • Grenade in Mouth: some poems of Miyo Vestrini by Miyo Vestrini (trans. Cassandra Gillig & Anne Boyer)
  • Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking by Karen Brodine
  • Work Week by Karen Brodine
  • Pet Sounds by Stephanie Young
  • Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon by Nicole Brossard (trans. Susanne de Lotbiniere-Harwood)
  • Inside Song by Steve Dickison
  • sKincerity by Laura Elrick
  • LOBA by Diane di Prima
  • Argento Series by Kevin Killian *
  • Bedrooms Have Windows by Kevin Killian *
  • Tony Greene Era by Kevin Killian
  • Stage Fright by Kevin Killian
  • To The Friend Who Did Not Save My Life by Herve Guibert *
  • Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbot Reader (ed. Jamie Townsend) ^^
  • In Commemoration of the Visit by Kathleen Fraser & Bob Gluck
  • iduna by kari edwards
  • Low Fancy by Catriona Strang
  • Reveries of a Solitary Biker by Catriona Strang
  • Pause Button by Kevin Davies
  • Ogress Oblige by Dorothy Trujillo Lusk *
  • Redactive by Dorothy Trujillo Lusk *
  • Transnational Muscle Cars by Jeff Derksen
  • Verbal Paradise by George Quasha
  • Water & Light by Phyllis Webb
  • The Post-Electric Caveman by Ken Belford
  • Treaty 6 Deixis by Christine Stewart
  • Presence Detection System by Nora Collen Fulton
  • Just Like I Like It by Danielle LaFrance ^^
  • Friendly + Fire by Danielle LaFrance *
  • Sight by Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino
  • My Life and My Life in the Nineties by Lyn Hejinian
  • Old Business by Ryan Dobran
  • Here in The by Russell Atkins
  • World’d Too Much by Russell Atkins
  • The Neckless Spokesperson of the Garden of Earthly Delights by John DeWitt
  • Total Recall by Samantha Giles
  • In Felt Treeling by Michael Cross
  • The Riot Grrrl Thing by Sara Larsen
  • Libertines in the Ante-Room of Love: Poets on Punk (eds. Grant Kerber and Jamie Townsend)
  • Where Shadows Will by Norma Cole
  • Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader
  • American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes
  • A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None by Kathryn Yusoff
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • In the Wake by Christine Sharpe *
  • Giscome Road by CS Giscombe
  • Du Bois’s Telegram by Juliana Spahr
  • And It Begins Like This by LaTanya McQueen
  • Dread Beat And Blood by Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • Cemetery of Mind by Dambudzo Marechera
  • The Baghdad Blues by Sinan Antoon
  • Discipline by Dawn Lundy Martin
  • Reported Speech by Pavel Arseniev
  • Cruel Fiction by Wendy Trevino *
  • Letters Against the Firmament by Sean Bonney *
  • Ennui by Chris McCreary
  • Ashenfolk by Joseph Mosconi
  • Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad by Manu Karuka
  • Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers by Jake Skeets
  • Heartberries by Terese Marie Mailhot
  • Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  • The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot *
  • Accident by Christa Wolfe
  • Memoirs of an Interglacial Age by Philip Whalen
  • Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Mobo-Mobo (Future) by Lionel G. Fogarty
  • Our Death by Sean Bonney
  • Wigger by Lawrence Braithwaite *
  • Riding Home by Helen Potrebenko
  • Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann
  • People Skulk by J. Gordon Faylor
  • Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
  • Sugar Pill by Drew Gardner
  • Syncope by Asiya Wadud
  • Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq
  • Spill by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Sincerity Forever by Mac Wellman
  • I Don’t Have Any Paper So Shut Up, Or, Social Romanticism by Bruce Andrews
  • The End by MC Hyland
  • chapbooks by Christy Davids, Nabil Kashyap, Connie Yu, Kenneth Irby, Stephanie Young, Jack Spicer, Andrea Abi-Karam, tanner menard, Stephen Rodefer, and most likely others whom I am forgetting.

Books Read 2018

Apologies for my tardiness in posting last year’s readings. Those entries marked with a star (*) indicate those that were re-reads. Those marked with a pound sign (#) indicate those that I read more than once within 2018’s span.

  • Convergences by Lionel Kearns
  • The Properties by Colin Browne
  • Passing Duration by Stephen Rodefer
  • Triage by Cecily Nicholson
  • Wayside Sang by Cecily Nicholson
  • Sybil Unrest by Larissa Lai & Rita Wong
  • Prison Industrial Complex Explodes by Mercedes Eng
  • The Gorge by Nancy Shaw
  • Lightsail by Lissa Wolsak
  • Counter-Interpellation by Aaron Vidaver
  • blert by Jordan Scott*
  • Lost Language by Maxine Gadd
  • Buddyland by Clint Burnham
  • The Only Poetry That Matters by Clint Burnham
  • You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence by Donato Mancini
  • To After That (toaf) by Renee Gladman*
  • The Activist by Renee Gladman*
  • Calamities by Renee Gladman
  • Pamela: A Novel by Pamela Lu
  • The Desert by Brandon Shimoda
  • Evening Oracle by Brandon Shimoda
  • Things Stirring Together or Far Away by Larry Eigner
  • Waters/Places/A Time by Larry Eigner
  • Ode to Certain Interstates by Howard W. Robertson
  • Smudgy & Lossy by John Myers
  • Valley Fever by Julia Bloch
  • A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Anne Boyer
  • Atomik Aztex by Sesshu Foster
  • City of the Future by Sesshu Foster
  • Kildare by Stacy Doris
  • Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  • Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson #
  • indigena awry by annharte
  • Shadow Country by Paula Gunn Allen
  • Life is a Fatal Disease by Paula Gunn Allen
  • Don’t Let Them See Me Like This by Jasmine Gibson
  • Dear Angel of Death by Simone White
  • Counternarratives by John Keene #
  • In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish
  • Veil by Rafia Zakaria
  • Personal Stereo by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
  • Tumor by Anna Leahy
  • Trouble Songs by Jeffrey T. Johnson
  • Fontamara by Ignazio Silone
  • 40 Stories by Donald Barthelme
  • Class Warfare by DM Fraser #
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson *
  • No Other by Mark Gluth *
  • Bear by Marian Engel #
  • Complete Poems by Marianne Moore +
  • Liar by Mike Amnasan
  • Touching Voids in Sense by Rob Halpern
  • Recombinant by Ching-in Chen
  • General Motors by Ryan Eckes
  • Testimony: The United States by Charles Reznikoff *
  • Holocaust by Charles Reznikoff
  • How to Flit by Mark Johnson
  • Cruel Fiction by Wendy Trevino
  • They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Bright Felon by Kazim Ali *
  • There There by Tommy Orange #
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz *
  • Sarajevo Blues by Semezdin Mehmedinovic
  • Nine Alexandrias by Semexdin Mehmedinovic
  • Blank by M. NourbeSe Philip
  • Kith by Divya Victor
  • The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty
  • Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang
  • Proxies by Brian Blanchfield
  • Into and Out of Dislocation by C.S. Giscombe
  • Riding Toward Everywhere by William T. Vollmann *
  • North American Stadiums by Grady Chambers
  • The Grid Book by Hannah B. Higgins
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucian Berlin
  • chapbooks by Tan Lin, Jordan Scott, Lisa Robertson, Wendy Trevino, Angel Dominguez, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, MC Hyland, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Deanna Ferguson, Maxine Gadd, Jack Spicer, Renne Sarojini Saklikar, Marguerite Pigeon, Judith Goldman, etc.
  • countless manuscripts
  • numerous plays by Chekhov, Brecht, Beckett, Parks, Shange, etc. for courses
  • numerous short stories for courses

Books Read 2017

Here is the list of books that I read in 2017. I didn’t include chapbooks this year, mostly because I lost track of how many I read. Additionally, I read a load of other smaller bits and pieces of things for the classes that I taught. Most of those on this list were for pleasure *or* pleasure & study.
– Perverse, All Monstrous by Cody-Rose Clevidence
– agon. by Judith Goldman
– I Can’t Distinguish Opposites by Mike Amnasan
– Beyond the Safety of Dreams by Mike Amnasan
– Anti-Face by Michael Nicoloff
– The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
– Friendly + Fire by Danielle LaFrance (re-read)
– For Love and Autonomy by Anahita Jamali-Rad
– Same Diff by Donato Mancini
– Night & Ox by Jordan Scott
– decomp. by Jordan Scott and Stephen Collis
– Fireweed by Ken Belford
– Internodes by Ken Belford
– Festival by Broc Rossell
– The Return of Painting, the Pearl, and Orion by Leslie Scalapino
– WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier
– The Place of Scraps by Jordan Abel
– Fortino Samano by Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy (trans. Sylvain Gallais & Cynthia Hogue)
– Empire Wasted by Becca Klaver
– OUTSPEAKS: A Rhapsody by Albert Saijo
– In the Break by Fred Moten (full text after several attempts)
– Evening Oracle by Brandon Shimoda
– the necro-luminescence of pink mist by Ed Steck
– Veil by Rafia Zakaria
– Crawlspace by Nikki Wallschlaeger
– c.c. by Tyrone Williams
– The Complete Works of Pat Parker (ed. Julia Enszer)
– Heaven is All Goodbyes by Tongo Eisen-Martin
– Human Resources by Rachel Zolf
– Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip & Setaey Adamu Boateng (re-read)
– Discourse on Colonialism by Aime Cesaire (re-read)
– Death Sentence by Maurice Blanchot (trans. Lydia Davis)
– World Ball Notebook by Sesshu Foster
– Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxane Dunbar-Ortiz
– Peace, Power, Righteousness: an indigenous manifesto by Taiaiake Alfred
– Nature Poem by Tommy Pico
– All Our Relations by Winona LaDuke
– Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
– fire this time. by RA Washington
– Measuring the Harlem Renaissance by Michael Soto
– Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (re-read)
– Confronting Fascism by Don Hamerquist
– From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice (eds. Rob Halpern and Robin Tremblay-McGraw)
– Withdrawn: a Discourse by Thom Donovan
– Withdrawn by Thom Donovan
– The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder (re-read)
– Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (re-read)
– Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
– Already Dead by Denis Johnson (re-read)
– Once in Blockadia by Stephen Collis
– Olio by Tyehimba Jess
– Denny Smith: stories by Robert Gluck (re-read)
– Noise in the Face Of by David Buuck