Featured Artist Christine Taylor's Summer Reading List

Looking at those long, lazy summer days ahead and wondering how on earth you're going to fill them? Never fear -  Featured Artist Christine Taylor has your summer reading covered.

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Christine Taylor's Summer Reading Suggestions

Now that summer is in full swing, here are some poetry titles (full-length, anthologies, and chapbooks) with which to spend some time.  All of these have been impactful for me, and I continue to return to them as mentor texts.  (All the links go directly to the book’s publisher’s website/store so you can check out the descriptions of these fantastic books!)

#1:  Black Girl Magic (The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2) edited by Mahogany L. Brown, Idrissa Simmonds, and Jamila Woods; Haymarket Books

#2:  Good Morning America I Am Hungry and on Fire by Jamie Mortara; YesYes Books

#3:  Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson; Button Poetry

#4:  Set the Garden on Fire by Chen Chen; Porkbelly Press

#5:  The Second O of Sorrow by Sean Thomas Dougherty; BOA Editions

#6:  Blud by Rachel McKibbens; Copper Canyon Press

#7:  Nonfiction by Shane McCrae; Black Lawrence Press

#8:  The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich; W. W. Norton and Company

#9:  The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde; W. W. Norton and Company

#10:  She Had Some Horses by Joy Harjo; W. W. Norton and Company