We asked the seven MFA alumni publishing books this spring what they’re reading. Here’s what’s on Liz Howard’s list:
“I am currently reading The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt in which an unrecognized artist recruits a series of young men to act as "fronts" for her work with the aim of exposing the misogyny inherent within the art world. It is written as a series of accounts from people who knew her, collected as part of a kind of biography, and also selections from the artist's own extensive journal practice. It's a masterful book. I am also early into a reading of Cecilia Corrigan's Titanic, an ecstatic work of poetry that scripts and remixes visitations by Alan Turing, Wittgenstein, late night talk shows, and tropes of girlishness. With an eye to what is burgeoning on the horizon of this blessed spring, I am looking forward to reading Erin Moure's Kapusta, Jimmy McInnes's A More Perfect [, and the work of the brilliant women I am honoured to be published alongside this spring: Lorna Crozier's The Wrong Cat, Madhur Anand's A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes, and Cassidy McFadzean's Hacker Packer.”
Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, Liz’s debut collection of poetry, will be released by McClelland & Stewart this April.
Join Liz and other M&S poets for a night of readings and discussion presented by IFOA @ Harbourfront on April 9th at 7:30pm.