All tea, no shade: the queens spill their favorite--and least favorite--books from beloved poets. As the great poet said, "If equal affection cannot be..." etc, etc.
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Aaron's STOP LYING is available from the Pitt Poetry Series.
James's ROMANTIC COMEDY is available from Four Way Books.
We mention the following poets and books:
The Gold Cell
The Dead and the Living
Blood, Tin, Straw
The Unswept Room
American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin
Wind in a Box
How to Be Drawn
Live or Die
45 Mercy Street
The Triumph of Achilles
Ararat. "The Untrustworthy Speaker" that James references appears in Ararat and can be read here.
Vita Nova; James quotes one of the title poems, "Vita Nova" (read it here).
Watch Louise Glück read with Katie Peterson here (~1 hour).
Source. Read "At the Gym" which you can read here.
Atlantis. Aaron references the lines "... lucky we don’t have to know / what something is in order to hold it," which is from the section titled "Michael's Dream" in the title poem of Atlantis.
Turtle, Swan. Read the title poem here.
Autobiography of Red
Glass, Irony and God
The Kingdom of Ordinary Time
What the Living Do
The Good Thief
Aaron references Robley Wilson's Kingdoms of the Ordinary, published by the Pitt Poetry Series on Oct. 1, 1987.
Ama Codjoe's website is https://www.amacodjoe.com. Her book, Bluest Nude, was published by Milkweed in 2022.
Nancy Krygowski is the author of The Woman in the Corner, named one of 2020’s top 100 poetry books by Library Journal, and Velocity, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She teaches in Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops and is a member of the Pitt Poetry Series interim editorial committee.