Recently, I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
My scattered but obsessive reading habits have me reading six or seven books simultaneously. Currently, I am lingering happily in the middle of the marvelous novels: The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt, Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead, The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball, and the fantastic "webnovel" The Unbinding by Walter Kirn.Poems by Brenda Shaughnessy available online include:
Books of prose I recently finished that I keep thinking about are Ed Park's hilariously-and-sadly-perfect-for-our-times Personal Days. I also loved Kelly Link's Magic For Beginners. And on the serious side, Simone Weil's essays Waiting for God.
In poetry, I'm crazy about Jennifer Michael Hecht's Funny. I love how she explores the constructions and methods of humor, while remaining humorous! Claudia Keelan's The Devotion Field and Utopic blew my mind, in ways I can't explain in prose. When I'm feeling Po-Mo I have the irresistible urge to pick up, again, Monica de la Torre's Talk Shows.
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