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What are you reading now?

Hettich “As usual, I’ve been jumping back and forth between prose and poetry, depending on my mood and energy level. I’m in the middle of Thomas Powers’ huge The Killing of Crazy Horse and into the heart of Isabel Stirling’s Zen Pioneer, a biography of the wealthy Chicago woman who became a Zen priest and served as mentor to Gary Snyder and mother-in-law to Alan Watts. For poetry, I’m savoring the excellent poems in Eliza Griswold’s Wideawake Field, as well as the more experimental work of John Taggart’s Is Music. Because it haunted me deeply the first time I read it, I’m rereading Anne Carson’s Nox, a single-page, 20-foot-long collage of poetry and images, which I unfold and lay out across the floor to ponder.”

Michael Hettich, author of Like Happiness and the forthcoming The Animals Beyond Us




 

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