Category Archives: Safety Book

Denise Jarrott (Safety Book #37)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book you love, and why? Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson. I love that this book challenges the expectations of the reader. It is academic, yet conversational. Passionate, yet rational. On … Continue reading

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Luke Bloomfield (Safety Book #36)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? The Four Questions of Melancholy by Tomaz Salamun, an anthology of his poems that goes all the way back to Poker. There are certain books I can open up … Continue reading

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Stephen Lovely (Safety Book #35)

Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf. I’m just as crazy for Mrs. Dalloway, and I’ve always thought of the two novels as a set, as companion … Continue reading

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Niki Neems (Safety Book #34)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why?

 Tremble by C.D. Wright. The poems mimic the absurdity and humiliation found within moments of intimacy and illuminate the blurred shape of being a human … Continue reading

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Katie Chase (Safety Book #33)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? We Have Always Lived In the Castle, by Shirley Jackson. I normally might have chosen a collection of stories, as I’ve fallen in love with … Continue reading

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Margaret LeMay (Safety Book #32)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? 2. Where were you when you first read, or saw, or heard of this book? 3. Did this book influence your own writing, thinking, sense … Continue reading

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Nate Hoks (Safety Book #31)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I love this book because I struggled to love it. At one point I disliked it. I used to teach … Continue reading

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Kara Candito (Safety Book #30)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? Robert Bolaño’s 2666, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. It’s a big, rambling 900-page epic that is roughly about the femicide in Juarez, Mexico … Continue reading

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Wendy Xu (Safety Book #29)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? Nadja by Andre Breton (the Grove Press edition, translated by Richard Howard). I came to French surrealism “late,” whatever that means, maybe I just mean … Continue reading

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Matthew Guenette (Safety Book #28)

1. Could you tell us the name of a book that you love, and why? For 15-years I’ve been crushing hard on Mark Leyner’s My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist. It’s probably the first experimental writing that resonated with me. Though a … Continue reading

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