In lieu of a recommended reading list, here are the books on my shelves, lovingly acquired over time. This is a work in progress, and I will continually update it when I have more hours to spare. I have hundreds of books in my home—happy to share with you what I’m reading!
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Love, Like Pronouns by Rosmarie WaldropPaperback
Morning in the Burned House by Margaret AtwoodPaperback
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean VuongPaperback
Poems 1968-1972 by Denise LevertovPaperback
Selected Poems by John AshberyPaperback
The Saints of Streets by Luisa A. IgloriaPaperback
Vice: New and Selected Poems by AiPaperback
Zero Gravity by Eric GamalindaPaperback
Starlings in Winter by Mary Oliver
"I want / to think again of dangerous and noble things
Sunflowers by Jenny George
"Having died / all the way back to the root, I grow again / into a version of the thing I love"
In Winter by Michael Ryan
"are you smiling / at an idea met in a book / the way you smiled with your whole body / the first night we talked?"
I Am Learning to Abandon the World by Linda Pastan
"And every night I give my body up / limb by limb, working upwards / across bone, towards the heart."
To the New Year by W.S. Merwin
"so this is the sound of you / here and now whether or not / anyone hears it"