Reading lists

All too often, when I finish a story, I stop reading. On accident. I need some new short fiction to read. Good stuff. Suggestions accepted and appreciated!

Check this out. A bunch of great poems (with a spiffy presentation) by Kendra Grant Malone.

Also, The Millions, in response to the New Yorker’s 20 Under 40, has 20 more.

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2 thoughts on “Reading lists

  1. Justin!

    Have you ever read any stories by

    Lorrie Moore

    Mary Robison (SHE might be especially up your alley– sparely written, strange, hilarious, unsettling. She has a best-of called Tell Me).

    Amy Hempel (here is my favorite story of hers:

    http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/amy-hempel/in-the-cemetery-where-al-jolson-is-buried

    )

    J.D. Salinger (For Esme, With Love and Squalor is my favorite piece of writing)

    or essays by E.B. White?

    These are my favorite examples of short things.

    I’m on the prairie now, too. I’m visiting my parents in suburban Minneapolis. It’s ninety-five degrees.

    Why does anyone live on the prairie when there are oceans and great lakes to live near?

    This is my question to people who live on prairies.

  2. Read a lot of that stuff. Love Salinger and Moore. Just picked up Justin Taylor’s “Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever” and Laura van den Berg’s “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us.” Both great short story collections. Also checking out “Scorch Atlas” by Blake Butler once it arrives at my temporary place of business.

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