Conor Bracken is the author of The Enemy of My Enemy Is Me, a winner of the Diode Editions Book Prize, forthcoming June 2021.
I’m currently reading a new translation of Hafez by Geoffrey Squires, Ugly Music by Dianelly Antigua, and Agadir by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine, translated by Pierre Joris and Jake Syersak.
To read/recently read:
New Collected Poems by Eavan Boland
Deluge by Leila Chatti
Shrapnel Maps by Philip Metres
Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry by John Murillo
The World Does not Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott
3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri
Vantage by Taneum Bambrick
Fantasia for the Man in Blue by Tommye Blount
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Magazines I follow:
New England Review
Conor Bracken is the author of Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour (Bull City Press, 2017), selected by Diane Seuss as winner of the fifth annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition, and translator of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s Scorpionic Sun (CSU Poetry Center, 2019). His poems and translations have earned fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Community of Writers, the Frost Place, Inprint, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. An assistant poetry editor at Four Way Review, he currently teaches English at the University of Findlay, and lives in Ohio with his wife, daughter, and dog.