“I’m usually reading several books at once because this suits my perpetually wandering brain. Right now it’s Lydia Davis’ excellent translation of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and Her Fearful Symmetry, a ghostly and delightful novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Of course, I’m always reading poetry; I’m about 10 pages into Like Happiness, the latest collection by Miami-based poet Michael Hettich, and it just glows with creatures, family life, fables, and a tender sort of wisdom. Hettich has a way of writing that is both straightforward and deeply thoughtful. It’s inspiring.”
Emma Trelles, author of Tropicalia and winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize.