August/September reading


Ross Gay, Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude

The Other Fifties: Interrogating Midcentury American Icons, ed. Joel Foreman

Steve Waxman, Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience

Chiuna Achebe, Things Fall Apart (re-read)

James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room + "Sonny's Blues"

Tom Raworth, Tottering State: Selected and New Poems 1963-1983

Joes Segal, Art & Politics: Between Purity and Propaganda


Alan Shapiro, Night of the Republic

Rob Bowman, Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records

Barbara Guest, The Red Gaze

John Ashbery, As Umbrellas Follow Rain

Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding, From Approximately Coast to Coast, It's the Bob and Ray Show

Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding, The New! Improved! Bob and Ray Book

Susan M. Schultz, Dementia Blog

Fred Moten, In The Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition

Kit Robinson, Leaves of Class

Samuel R. Delaney, Dark Reflections

David Pollock, Bob and Ray, Keener Than Most Persons

John Wriggle, Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Ashbery, Shadow Train

Sarah Schulman, Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

Elizabeth Willis, Alive: Selected Poems

Anthony Kwame Appiah, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics In a World of Strangers

Julie Agoos, Echo System

Alfred Corn, Contradictions