I keep a really large poetry collection. Some contemporary
favorites are Marie Howe, Li-Young Lee, Richard Siken, Keetje
Kuipers, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mary Oliver, Robert Haas, Aracelis
Girmay, Traci Brimhall, Patricia Smith, Patrick Rosal, Sharon Olds,
Saeed Jones. I read Bluets by Maggie Nelson for the first time this
year and could not look away. If we start talking about poetry I
will find a way to bring her up.
Fiction: Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Haruki Murakami, James
Baldwin, Junot Diaz
Jonah Lehrer. Other books by people who appear on RadioLab.
Siddhartha by Herman Heese.
Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá.
Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
If I listed every movie or musician I enjoyed, this would take
forever. I'll say that Tom Waits
is important to me. No Doubt
was one of my favorite bands as a child, and I still think Tragic
Kingdom is a fantastic album. Bikini Kill. Radiohead. The Roots.
Jimi Hendrix. Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). Frank Ocean. Janelle Monae.
Neutral Milk Hotel. Kendrick Lamar. Beyonce. Ingrid Michaelson.
Kimbra. Lately spinning Flying Lotus.
probably my two favorite TV shows. Been revisiting The West Wing of
late. Seasons 1-3, 5 of Community. I'm really liking How to Get
Away with Murder so far. Brooklyn Nine-Nine grew on me
If you introduce me to something/someone new that I end up loving,
we'll be great friends.