My Poetry TBR as of April 2015

Here’s a glance at my poetry To Be Read pile. For my purposes here, let’s define TBR as those books that I own, but haven’t read yet.

Several of these books were purchased at poetry readings I attended as far back as 2012, and I really should have read them by now. Others are brand new purchases. I am ecstatic about War of the Foxes by Richard Siken and can’t wait to dig in!

Child Made of Sand – Thomas Lux

Heart. Wood. – Eric Torgersen

Scything Grace – Sean Thomas Dougherty

Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line – Sean Thomas Dougherty

Practical Gods – Carl Dennis

Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open – Dianne Seuss

War of the Foxes – Richard Siken

Call Me Ishmael Tonight – Agha Shahid Ali

Wolf Doctors – Russ Woods

Sappho – Translated by Mary Barnard

Have you read any of these books? 

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Tips for Finding What to Read Next

I remember a time in my adolescence when finding new books to read was a challenge. I would regularly reread my favorites, or only gravitate toward books by authors I already knew and loved. As my reading habits have evolved and changed, I’ve found myself on the opposite end of the spectrum. There are so many ways to find new books to digest, particularly in the digital era, that I consistently begrudge the fact that life is simply too short to read everything I’d like to. It’s a good problem to have.
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How to Market Your English Degree

This post was originally written for GenTwenty and can be found here.

When I began applying for professional internships during sophomore year of college, most recruiters heard the words “English major” and quickly discarded me as a viable candidate for corporate work.

I began to wonder if I should have studied business or communications instead, and simply pursue my love for literary analysis and poetry on the side. But in the end, deciding to pursue my English degree is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and has prepared me for the corporate world in ways I never would have expected.

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