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Impose Magazine’s Summer Reading List, with Drink Suggestions!

By Harriet Staff

Here’s a fun list of summer reads from Impose that comes with drink suggestions. It’s kind of like summer reading-light.

The idea of “summer reading” has always baffled me. Yes, media consumers, here’s a list of lighter, easier “beach reads,” because we know you are so bogged down with all the heavy reading you’ve been doing through fall, winter, and spring. Put the Pynchon back on the shelf and put on your swim trunks, because Mr. Sun is back in town. Summer, with its longer days and green green grass, actually seems to accomodate more time to spend with a text, thus making it a good time to get to the hard stuff. But let’s be real, reading is reading, and when you’re an adult, seasons pretty much don’t exist anyway.

That said, lists are fun, and if you’re looking for something to throw in the Jansport for your next trip to the beach, here’s a few recent paper-and-glue companions, with a summer beverage pairing to keep you hydrated:

So here’s just a couple of the six (pack? Oh!):

Our List of Solutions by Carrie Oeding (42 Miles Press, 2012)
BBQ talk. Drink: Bud Light Lime.

The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard (Library of America, 2012)
This might be overloaded, but it’s a great chance to get everything by this frank, witty, slight treasure in one place. Drink: cheap white wine.

Check the rest!

Posted in Poetry News on Monday, June 11th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.