It is now July. Because summer began for the staff of BMR in early May, July marks the last month of freedom from the restrictions of school, teaching, running a literary journal, etc. (In New Mexico it also marks hellishly hot days, lethargy, and searching out shade with a vengeance.) One of the best things about being a grad student, however, is the summer. Of course, we get more time to WRITE over the summer (what we thought we would be doing a lot more of during the year) and perhaps just as exciting, we get to READ whatever we want! Hooray!
A list of some of our favorite summer reads so far:
- Our poetry editor, Lucy, has fallen in love with Brevity over the summer. She especially likes Old Habits.
- Our managing editor, Christina, really enjoyed the Ploughshares Solo, Phoenix by Megan Mayhew Bergman.
- Our nonfiction editor, Sarah, rediscovered her love and admiration for Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson. (We all are sort of having a love-fest with this one. Anne Carson is a genius.)
- Our social media intern, Brianna, is reading Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker, though the jury is still out.
- Our associate editor, Jill, has been devouring novels this summer. The highlight so far: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple.
What’s been your favorite summer read?