What Are You Reading?

Updated: Nov 5

Conor Bracken is the author of The Enemy of My Enemy Is Me, a winner of the Diode Editions Book Prize, forthcoming June 2021.


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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:

  • Gulf Coast

  • Ploughshares

  • New England Review

  • Copper Nickel

  • Sixth Finch

  • Adroit Journal

  • Waxwing

  • diode



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.

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