VIDA Reads with Writers — Amber Atiya!

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?31XL8mWMI9L._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_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 Stewart_3644_0AMBER 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.