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’ shortlisted for 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 ...