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Late Summer 2013 Reading List

Late Summer 2013 Reading List

Matt Borondy, Publisher/Editor:
Arcadia by Lauren Groff Pocket Kings by Ted Heller What Changes Everything by Masha Hamilton The Narrow Circle by Nathan Hoks Ploughshares guest edited by Major Jackson (Spring 2013 issue)The Big Smoke by Adrian MatejkaProposals for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned by Michael SheehanOpening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama
Robert Birnbaum, Editor-at-Large:
Shoot the Dog by Brad Smith (title based on a Sam Peckinpah anecdote)Angel Baby by Richard LangeThe Realm of Last Chances by Steve YarboroughReady for Brand New Beat by Mark KurlanskyLight of the World by James Lee BurkeSeating Arrangements by Maggie ShipsteadClay’s Quilt by Silas HouseThe Maid’s Version by Daniel WoodrellTrain by Peter Dexter (for the second time)
One of my favorite quotes by Dexter:
“He runs the Cassidy crime family. Little people with enormous heads, every one if them. And they’ve all have been shot in the head, and they never die They believe it’s the luck of the Irish—they walk around thinking they were all born lucky—and it never occurred to any them yet that if they were that fucking lucky, they wouldn’t keep getting shot.”
Visitation Street by Ivy PochodaReturn to Oakpine by Ron CarlsonTelex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
I regularly read Paul Krugman and Gail Collins in the NYT and anything by Rebecca Solnit (frequently @ TomDispatch).
Speaking of TomDispatch, they have run/posted lengthy excerpts from Eduardo Galeano‘s new opus Children of Days.
I also binge watched Orange is the New Black which despite the obvious implausibility of a TV drama about life in a woman’s penal institution manages to be quite watchable and subtle.
Jesse Rice-Evans, Nonfiction Editor:
I just finished Kate Zambreno’s stellar hybrid memoir/theory/musing Heroines, which is definitely not for staunch anti-feminists, but brilliant for everyone else.
Also reading Bluets by Maggie Nelson, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, Native Son by Richard Wright, and lots of political essays on the internet.
These are accompanied by lots of tea and open windows.
Anna-Lynne Williams, Music Editor:
I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and now I’m on to some short stories in Bed by Tao Lin.
J. Dee Cochran, Poetry Editor:
Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack and HoneyJohn Yau’s Corpse and MirrorFrank Bidart’s Metaphysical DogBernard Cooper’s Truth SerumNoam Chomsky’s Profit Over PeopleR.A. Salvatore’s Homeland
James Warner, Fiction Editor:
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton  City Water Light & Power by Matt Pine Such Great Heights by Chris Cole
Matthew Tiffany, Books Editor:
Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball& Sons by David GilbertLeaving Rollingstone by Kevin Fenton
Hilarie Ashton, Assistant Editor:
Dressing Up for the Carnival by Carol ShieldsShoshana Felman’s Literature and Psychoanalysis: The Question of Reading
Otherwise just finished Murakami’s after the quake and Anne Lamott’s Imperfect Birds.
What are you reading, Internet?
Identity Theory

"It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. "
Andrew Jackson

Random picks

  • What’s more important to you, entertaining your readers or revealing the truth of things? Both? Maybe, but your writing itself will tell me on which side of that divide your values predominantly lie. Entertainers often are unashamed. The harder they insist on their purpose, though, the more likely it is that I’ll find their stories [...]
  • For those doing NaNoWriMo (or even if you're not), my creative twin Errol Elumir posted this NaNo music video above last year. Actually, he posted a bunch (so do check out his YouTube channel). Debs and Errol will be posting a NEW NaNoWriMo music video very soon. AND I strongly recommend that you Like Errol's NaNoToons Page on Facebook! Errol made me a co-admin because I've done Nanotoons in the past & may again in the future (but not this year). I'll be posting some of my Nanowrimo cartoons from my archives during November as well.
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  • One of the best things I’ve done for myself as a writer and speaker  is study improv. Not stand-up comedy—think of the short-form improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? There’s also another kind, long-form, that I’ve studied this year.  Long-form improv particularly lends itself well to novel writing as it deals in characters, relationships, and scenes. Any form of improv will help your writing, though, because of the specific way it forces your brain to work. Why is that? Saying Yes The first thing you learn in improv is that you always say, “Yes, and…” You are not allowed to say no to ideas...
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Fast fact about writing

Well-known writers who have suffered from writer's block include George Gissing, Samuel Coleridge, Ralph Ellison, Joseph Mitchell and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Writers who overcame writer's block and published new work after a hiatus of decades include Harold Brodkey, whose novel The Runaway Soul appeared some 30 years after it was first projected, and Henry Roth, whose first novel, Call It Sleep, was published in 1934; his second, Mercy Of A Rude Stream, did not appear until 1994.