Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Muse: #readwomen2014 (2)

Monday Muse promised an occasional update of her reading of writing by women, because this has been the "Year of Reading Women" for which the hashtag #readwomen2014 was created.

Today's post highlights my ongoing recommendations of collections of poetry or poetry-related resources; memoir, autobiography, and biography; and fiction and nonfiction that I have read this year.  I have read all of the titles, some of which contain gorgeous writing, since my initial post in March.

Poetry and Poetry-Related Books

Amal al-Jubouri ~ Hagar before the Occupation, Hagar after the Occupation (Alice James Books, 2011) 

Kelli Russell Agodon ~ Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014)

L.L. Barkat ~ Love, Etc. (T.S. Poetry Press, 2014) (Read my review.)

Ellen Bass ~ Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon Press, 2014)

Amy Billone ~ The Light Changes (Hope Street Press, 2013)

Teresa Carson ~ Elegy for the Floater (CavanKerry Press, 2008)

Teresa Carson ~ My Crooked House (CavanKerry Press, 2014)

Barbara Crooker ~ Gold (The Poeima Poetry Series, Cascade Books, 2013)

Patricia Fargnoli ~ Winter (Hobblebush Books, 2013)

Eliza Griswold (Translator) ~ I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan (Farrar, Sraus & Giroux, April 2014)

Drew Myron ~ Thin Skin (Push Pull Books, 2013)

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell ~ Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell (Ave Maria Press, September 2014) (Read my review.)

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell ~ Waking My Mother (Word Poetry, 2013)

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell ~ Saint Sinatra and Other Poems (Word Press, 2011)

Dawn Potter (Editor) ~ A Poet's Sourcebook: Writings about Poetry, from the Ancient World to the Present (Autumn House Press, 2013)

Dawn Potter ~ Same Old Story (CavanKerry Press, 2014)

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet ~ Tulips, Water, Ash (Northeastern University Press, 2009)

T.S. Poetry Press ~ The Mischief Cafe: Poetry at Home with Toast (Buttered!) & Tea (2014) (Read my review.)

Leslie Ullman ~ Progress on the Subject of Immensity (University of New Mexico Press, 2013)

Jillian Weise ~ The Book of Goodbyes (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2013) (This collection was awarded the 2013 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.)

Autobiography, Biography, and Memoir

Lynn Darling ~ Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding (HarperCollins, 2014)

Sonali Deraniyagala ~ Wave (Vintage Books/Random House, 2013)

Alexandra Fuller ~ Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (Random House, 2003)

Penelope Lively ~ Dancing Fish and Amonites: A Memoir (Viking, 2013)

Marge Piercy ~ Sleeping with Cats (Harper Perennial, 2002)


Anna Badkhen ~ The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village (Penguin/Riverhead Books, 2013)

Evelyn Bence ~ Room at My Table: Preparing Heart & Home for Christian Hospitality (Upper Room Books, 2014) (Read my review.)

Laura J. Boggess ~ Playdates with God: Having a Childlike Faith in a Grown-up World (Leafwood Publishers, 2014) (Read my review.)

Charity Singleton Craig and Anne Kroeker ~ On Being a Writer (Masters in Fine Living Series, T.S. Poetry Press, 2014) 

Leslie Jamison ~ The Empathy Exams: Essays (Graywolf Press, 2014)

Denise Kiernan ~ The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II (Touchstone, 2013)

Anne Lamott ~ Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace (New and Selected Essays) (Riverhead Books, 2014)

Sarah Lewis ~ The Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2014) (Read my review.)

Barbara Brown Taylor ~ Learning to Walk in the Dark (HarperOne, 2014)


Kelly Cherry ~ A Kind of Dream (Stories) (Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin Press, 2014) (Read my review.)

Donna Tartt ~ The Goldfinch (Little, Brown & Co., 2013)

My First Monday Muse #readwomen2014 Post, March 3, 2014

1 comment:

drew said...

That's an impressive list, Maureen, and I'm delighted to see my book is included. Thank you!