Henry Israeli's Critical Reads

April 16th, 2017

Henry Israeli’s poetry collections are god’s breath hovering across the waters (Four Way Books: 2016), Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010), and New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002). He is also the translator of three books by Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku and founder and editor of Saturnalia Books. Israeli reads, with poets Michael Robins and Abigail Zimmer, Wed. 4/19 6pm at the Co-op. RSVP and details here

These days the act of reading itself can feel radical and revolutionary. Here is a list of some recent books, fiction and poetry, that in different ways embrace the idea that human nature is more complex than we could ever imagine.

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James


The North Water by Ian McGuire


Contradictions in the Design by Matthew Olzmann


Telephathologies by Cortney Lamar Charleston


The Nerve of It by Lynn Emanuel


Likenesses by Heather Tone