Staff Picks April 22, 2020

This Connection of Everyone With Lungs by Juliana Spahr (UC Press)

Gabe's pick: “The title poem has a yogic quality when read aloud, regulating the breath its mantra-like, simple constructions communicate a meditative sense of solidarity, gratitude, and mourning.”

A Separation by Katie Kitamura (Riverhead Books)

Minahil’s pick

Bloodthirsty for Marriage by Susannah Dickey (Bad Betty Press)

Taylor's pick: “This is one of the most badass collections of badass poems from a totally badass writer from one of the most badass presses. It’s extremely hilarious and entirely rigidly serious in amazing & succinct pivots. Get it at an absolute bargain.”

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing (Picador)

Simran’s pick: “Reading this was like having an honest conversation about being lonely. Laing’s exploration of loneliness depicted by artists might encourage other activities, such as gazing at a painting online, or give you a film to add to your watchlist!”


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