What are you reading on the subway or in the waiting room today?
I am loving The Subsequent Blues by Gary Copeland Lilley.
What book popped for you in 2015?There are several books that got me hot and bothered:
The Pink Box by Yesenia Montilla
Four-legged Girl: Poems by Diane Seuss
Monk Eats an Afro by Yolanda Wisher
Patter by Douglas Kearney
Forest Primeval: Poems by Vievee Francis
Whose words do you return to regularly?
June Jordan, Lynda Hull, John Murillo, Rafi Aaron, my mentor Norman Riley.
Is there an author you can’t wait to read next?
Blue Hallelujahs by Cynthia Manick
Play Dead by Francine J Harris
Olio by Tyehimba Jess
What are you working on now? What can VIDA fans look forward to from you next?
There’s definitely a full-length manuscript brewing, but, really, I’m just writing and writing and reading, trying to stay sane, taking it one day at a time.
AMBER ATIYA is the author of the chapbook the fierce bums of doo-wop (Argos Books, 2014). She is a member of a women’s writing group that will be celebrating 14 years this spring.