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Books Read :: April 2018

Haven't done one of these in a while! But I managed to finish quite a few books in April. Here are some thoughts...

Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media by Marjorie Perloff
It took me a long time to read this book, but I was determined to get through the whole thing, since this is a subject I am interested in--and I'm especially interested in how it ages. What about the way we viewed media (TV, radio, advertising, the internet now, etc.) was true of the 1980s, 1990s, now, and how can we examine, if we can examine it at all, its affects on us or how we perceive it or how it was perceived and how can we look at the way poetry engages with language and the way media engages with language next to each other and why doing so is important--Perloff covers this for a time earlier than today.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
I even managed to fit a novel in during April! For funsies! What sort of graduate student am I... one who needed a true break over Spring Break …