Lily's Summer Picks 2018

Summer reads, make me feel fine...

Isn’t Forever

Amy Key

From the publisher:

Second collection by popular London poet previously published by Salt. ‘One of my favourite poets writing today. Her delicate, dexterous writing belies the raw truths she ...

The Republic of Motherhood

Liz Berry

From the publisher:

‘The Republic of Motherhood’ Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem‘I crossed the border into the Republic of Motherhoodand found it a queendom, a wild ...

The World Speaking Back...: To Denise Riley

edited by Anges Lehoczky and Zoe Skoulding, consultant editor Nathan Hamilton

From the publisher:

The World Speaking Back ... To Denise Riley is a transnational and transgenerational poetry anthology to celebrate the work, contribution, and influence of one of our major ...

On Michael Jackson

Margo Jefferson

Lily recommends:

Margo Jefferson is the queen of cultural criticism. The details she homes in on in this remarkable book can be exquisite and excruciating. Re. child stardom: 'The longing for a ...

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner

Emily Witt writes:

Early in The Mars Room, a bus full of prisoners is being transported upstate from Los Angeles County on Interstate 5, which bisects California’s Central Valley. The bus ...

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

edited by Claire Wilcox and Circe Henestrosa

From the publisher:

Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe presents a fresh view of Kahlo’s compelling life story. The book expands upon the narrative of discovery, presenting highlights from Kahlo’s ...