Are you in a book lull? Are you craving for some good times? And do those “good times” come in the form of reading, all by yourself, and for a long, quite time? Do you need some book suggestions that won’t make you go, No, but thank you anyway? Do you want some suggestions that aren’t like, oh hey, I’m a typical story and predictable and don’t consider any other perspective but my own snotty opinion? Want reading that speaks to your experiences of being a woman, a feminist, a man, a feminist, a minority, a feminist, a lover, a feminist, and every other way you represent feminism? Well, here’s 15 titles to take care of you for a while.
Claudia Rankine, Don’t Let Me By Lonely
Julie Carr, 100 Notes on Violence
Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains
Cecila Vicuna, Precarious
Leigh Stein, Dispatch from the Future
Carmen Gimenez Smith, Goodbye, Flicker
Brian Teare, The Room Where I Was Born
Rachel Eliza Griffiths, The Requited Distance
Jillian Weise, Amputee’s Guide to Sex
Alice Fulton, Sensual Math
Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit
Catherine Wagner, My New Job
And an anthology: Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability Editted by Sheila Black, Michael Northen, Jennifer Bartlett
Bonus Books: Out-of-Print or Limited Print, although check your libraries!
Alice Notley, Alma, or the Dead Women
Johanna Drucker, History of the/my wor(l)d
Short Lyrical Fiction:
Alice Hoffman, Green Angel
What is your go-to poetry collection? Add your favorite feminist titles to the comment box below!