The poet, New Yorker staff writer and USC teacher blogs at The Millions about what she read this year. Excerpt:
This was the year in which I read Twilight, in something less than forty-eight fevered hours, and thought: Tantric rape fantasy. And: Wait, is this a Volvo ad? This was also the year in which I read Tender Morsels, a young-adult novel by the Australian writer Margo Lanagan. It was a revelation, a dark, engrossing fairy tale whose intricacies and images are as haunting and impossible and psychologically freighted as a dream.
Last month she profiled Jonathan Gold in The New Yorker.