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Summer Reading List
 

   Like many of our readers, we were disconcerted about the lack of diversity in this NYT Summer Reading List. In response, we turned to the community to pick the SPD authors and books that deserve extra attention right now.
 
We got things started with some of our favorites, and below it we've added the recommendations we received.
 
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 All Is Not Yet Lost All Is Not Yet Lost
Betsy Fagin
Belladonna*
 and then entwine and then entwine
Jai Arun Ravine
Tinfish Press
 Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing
Carmen Gimenez Smith & John Chavez, Eds
CounterpathPress
 Ban en Banlieue Ban en Banlieue
Bhanu Kapil
Nightboat Books
 Bodymap Bodymap
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers
 Cool Don't Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco Cool Don't Live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco
Tony Robles
Ithuriel's Spear
 Crevasse Crevasse
Nicholas Wong
Kaya Press
Diaspo/Renga Diaspo/Renga
Marilyn Hacker and Deema K Shehabi
Holland Park Press
 Don't Go Back To Sleep Don't Go Back To Sleep
Timothy Liu
Saturnalia Books
 Forgiveness Forgiveness Forgiveness Forgiveness
Shane McCrae
Factory Hollow Press
 If Reality Doesn't Work Out If Reality Doesn't Work Out
Maged Zaher
SplitLevel Texts
 LETTERRS LETTERRS
Orlando White
Nightboat Books
 My Daughter La Chola My Daughter La Chola
Farid Matuk
Ahsahta Press
 Patient. Patient.
Bettina Judd
Black Lawrence Press
 Poeta en San Francisco Poeta en San Francisco
Barbara Jane Reyes
Tinfish Press
 Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008 Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008
Hoa Nguyen
Wave Books

 

 someone's dead already someone's dead already
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Bootstrap Press

 

Talking Back: Voices of Color
Talking Back: Voices of Color
Nellie Wong, Editor
Red Letter Press
 The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa
Chika Sagawa
Canarium Books
 The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind
Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda, Eds
Fence Books
 The Undercommons The Undercommons
Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
Autonomedia
 Trevino L Brings Plenty Wakpá Wanáĝi Ghost River
Trevino L Brings Plenty
The Backwaters Press
 Yabo Yabo
Alexis De Veaux
Redbone Press
   
   
   Your suggestions here!
   
   Brenda Iijima recommends
 Unexplained Presence Unexplained Presence
Tisa Bryant
Leon Works
 Last One Out Last One Out
Deborah Richards
Subpress
 Os Os
Roberto Harrison
Subpress
 Howell Howell
Tyrone Williams
Atelos
   
   
   Eric Sneathen Recommends:
 Wet Land Wet Land
Lucas De Lima
Redbone Press
 not so, sea not so, sea
Mg Roberts
Durga Press
 Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge
Renee Gladman
Dorothy, a publishing project
   
   
   Tyrone Williams recommends:
 Life in a Box is a Pretty Life Life in a Box is a Pretty Life
Dawn Lundy Martin
Nightboat books
   
   
   Lisa Robertson Recommends:
 THOU THOU
Aisha Sasha John
BookThug
   
   
   E Tracy Grinnell recommends:
 Towards the Primeval Lightning Field Towards the Primeval Lightning Field
Will Alexander
Litmus Press
   
   
   Jenn McCreary Recommends:
 Monk Eats an Afro Monk Eats an Afro
Yolanda Wisher
Hanging Loose Press
   
   
   Trisha Low recommends:
 Insomnia and the Aunt Insomnia and the Aunt
Tan Lin
Kenning Editions
 On the Imperial Highway: New and Selected Poems On the Imperial Highway: New and Selected Poems
Jayne Cortez
Hanging Loose Press
   
   
   Ariana Reines recommends
 Belleza y Felicidad Belleza y Felicidad: Selected Writings of Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavon
Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavon
Sand Paper Press
   
   
   Chris Chen recommends:
 Undocumentaries Undocumentaries
Rosa Alcala
Shearsman Books
 Just In: Word of Navigational Challenges: New and Selected Work Just In: Word of Navigational Challenges: New and Selected Work
Ed Roberson
Talisman House, Publishers
 Picasso's Tears Picasso's Tears: Poems 1978-2013
Wong May
Octopus Books
 Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets
Timothy Yu, Ed.
Kelsey Street Press
 Anti-Humboldt: A Reading of the North American Free Trade Agreement Anti-Humboldt: A Reading of the North American Free Trade Agreement
Hugo Garcia Manriquez
Litmus Press/Aldus Editorial
   
   
  Nicole Stefanko-Fuentes Recommends:
 My rice tastes like the lake My rice tastes like the lake
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Apogee Press
   
   
   James Wagner Recommends:
 In the Moremarrow/En la masmedula In the Moremarrow/En la masmedula
Oliverio Girondo
Action Books
 Black Peculiar Black Peculiar
Khadijah Queen
Noemi Press
 This Side of Time This Side of Time
Ko Un
White Pine Press
   
   
   Mg Roberts recommends:
 Ending in Planes Ending in Planes
Ruth Ellen Kocher
Noemi Press
 Farther Traveler Farther Traveler
Ronaldo V. Wilson
Counterpath Press
   
   
   Amy Berkowitz recommends:
 Things To Do With Your Mouth Things To Do With Your Mouth
Divya Victor
Les Figues Press
   
   
   Jennifer Tamayo recommends:
 (guns & butter) (guns & butter)
Montana Ray
Argos Books
   
   
   Nathaniel Otting recommends:
 Negro League Baseball Negro League Baseball
Harmony Holiday
Fence Books
 Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat: Essays, Prose Texts, Interviews and a Lecture 1991-2007 Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat: Essays, Prose Texts, Interviews and a Lecture 1991-2007
Will Alexander
Essay Press
   
   
   Megan Kaminski recommends
 Motherlover Motherlover
Ginger Ko
Coconut Books
   
   
  Susan M. Schultz recommends:
 Woodrat Flat Woodrat Flat
Albert Saijo
Tinfish Press
 Diary of Use Diary of Use
J Vera Lee
Tinfish Press
   
   
   James Sherry recommends:
 Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes
Erica Hunt
Belladonna*
   
   
  Chris Stroffolino recommends
 Houses Houses
Nikki Wallschlaeger
Horse Less Press
   
   
   Gina Abelkop recommends:
 Tender Data Tender Data
Monica McClure
Birds, LLC
   
   
   Johannes Goransson recommends:
 Dream Machine Dream Machine
Sade Murphy
co-im-press
 Kingsize Kingsize
Mette Moestrup
subpress
   
   
   Clay Banes recommends:
 Boxing the Compass Boxing the Compass
Sandy Florian
Noemi Press
   
   
   Matthew Landis recommends
 Dancing on Main Street Dancing on Main Street
Lorenzo Thomas
Coffee House Press
 The Compleat Purge The Compleat Purge
Trisha Low
Kenning Editions
   
   
   Michelle Detorie recommends:
 Mad Honey Symposium Mad Honey Symposium
Sally Wen Mao
Alice James Books
   
   
   Paige Taggart recommends:
 A Swarm of Bees in High Court A Swarm of Bees in High Court
Tanya M. Foster
Belladonna*
   
   
   Ariana Reines recommends:
 Ampersand Revisited Ampersand Revisited
Simeon Berry
Fence Books
   
   
  Sampson Starkweather recommends:
 TwERK TwERK
LaTasha N Nevada Diggs
Belladonna*
   
   
   Harold Abramowitz recommends:
 Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes
Jennifer Tamayo
Switchback Books
 Beauty Salon Beauty Salon
Mario Bellatin
City Lights Publishers
 The Green Ray The Green Ray
Corina Copp
Ugly Duckling Presse
 
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