Janet Fitch, Paint It Black, 2006
Jane loves yoga. She loves it so much she risks life and limb dodging ravenous zombies and expending valuable resources like food and energy just to get to her weekly class. It helps her cope with the daily grind of post-apocalyptic Rural America and help her through the grieving process at the recent loss of her mother. Jane loves yoga so much that when an unexpected zombie finally catches her off guard, it helps her cope with life as a cog in the legion of the undead. Follow along with Jane as she transitions from yoga loving human to yoga loving brain muncher!
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I love the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska and the haiku of Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa.
I have a tattoo of one of Issa’s haiku on my right arm.
Of the more contemporary authors, I am a huge fan of Catherynne M. Valente, Francesca Lia Block, Janet Fitch, China Mieville, Dorothy Allison, Margaret Atwood, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
I also love the works of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Herbert, e.e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Shakespeare, Sei Shonagon, Sappho, Allen Ginsberg, and Sylvia Plath.
In the genre of lyrical and experimental poetics I find great comfort and inspiration in the works of Bhanu Kapil, Selah Saterstrom, Juliana Spahr, Kristen Stone, and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge.
SO now that I’ve bombarded you with names, who are your favorite authors?