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