Recommended Readings
An Incomplete List from the Curators

Riipi, Joseph. Research: A Novel for Performance. Civil Coping Mechanisms. 2014.

Limoli, Justin. Bloodletting in Minor Scales [A Canvas in Arms.]. Plays Inverse Press. 2015.

Nelson, Maggie. Bluets. Wave Books. 2009

Carr, Julie. 100 Notes on Violence. Ahsahta Press. 2010.

Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung. Dictee. University of California Press. 1982.

Magi, Jill. SLOT. Ugly Duckling Presse. 2011.
Magi, Jill. Labor. Night Boat Books. 2014.

MacLeish, Archibald. J.B. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 1958.

Nowak, Mark. Coal Mountain Elementary. Coffee House Press. 2009.

Ondaatje, Michael. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. House of Anansi Press. 1970.
Ondaatje, Michael. Coming Through Slaughter. House of Anansi Press. 1976.

Durham, Gabe. Fun Camp. Publishing Genius Press. 2012.

Bell, Matt. Cataclysm Baby. Mud Luscious Press. 2011. (Out of Print).

Tyler, J.A. A Man of Glass & All the Ways We Have Failed. Fugue State Press. 2010.
Tyler, J.A. Girl with Oars & Man Dying. Aqueous Books. 2011.

Schomburg, Zachary. The Man Suit. Black Ocean. 2008.

Gaudry, Molly. We Take Me Apart. Mud Luscious Press. 2010.
Gaudry, Molly. Desire: A Haunting. Ampersand Books. 2015.

Robertson, Lisa. The Weather. New Star Press. 2001.

Manguso, Sarah. Two Kinds of Decay. Picador. 2009.

Rankine, Claudia. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. Graywolf Press. 2004.
Rankine, Claudia. Citizen. Graywolf Press. 2014.

Carson, Anne. Autobiography of Red. Vintage Books. 1999.
Carson, Anne. Red Doc>. Vintage Books. 2014.
Carson, Anne. Nox. New Directions Publishing. 2010.
Carson, Anne. The Beauty of the Husband. Dalkey Archive Press. 2001.

Kapil, Bhanu. The Vertical Interrogations of Strangers. Kelsey Street Press. 2001.

Lock, Norman. Grim Tales: A Novel(la). Mud Luscious Press. 2009. (Out of Print).

Gabbert, Elisa. The Self Unstable. Black Ocean. 2014.

Rooney, Kathleen. Robinson Alone. Gold Wake Press. 2011.

Berg, Aase. With Deer. Black Ocean. 2009.
Berg, Aase. Dark Matter. Black Ocean. 2013.

Biss, Eula. The Balloonists. Hanging Loose Press. 2002.

Steck, Ed. The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation. Ugly Duckling Presse. 2013.

Prevallet, Kristin. I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time. Essay Press. 2007.

Recommended Readings from the Contributors

Tyler Crumrine:

Kane, Sarah. 4.48 Psychosis. Methuen Publishing. 2000.

Toscano, Rodrigo. Collapsible Poetics Theater. Fence Books. 2008.

Haley, Jennifer. Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom. Samuel French Inc. 2009.

Pink, Sam. The Self-Esteem Holocaust Comes Home. Lazy Fascist Press. 2010.

Eds: Brazil, David, Killian, Kevin. The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater: 1945-1985. Kenning Editions. 2010.

Glenum, Lara. Pop Corpse!, Action Books. 2013.

McSweeney, Joyelle. Dead Youth, or, The Leaks. Litmus Press. 2014.

Bassett, C Dylan. The Invention of Monsters / Plays for the Theatre. Plays Inverse Press. 2015.

TeBordo, Christian. Toughlahoma. Rescue Press. 2015.

T Clutch Fleischmann:

Joyelle McSweeney:

Als, Hilton. The Women. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1998.

Als, Hilton. White Girls. McSweeney’s. 2013.

Oliver de la Paz:

Harvey, Matthea. If the Tabloids are True What are You? Graywolf Press. 2014.

Kaneko, Todd. The Dead Wrestler Elegies. Curbside Splendor Publishing. 2014.

Ong, Monica. Silent Anatomies. Kore Press. 2015.

Hannah Brooks-Motl:

Duncan, Isadora. The Art of the Dance. Theatre Arts Books. 1970.

Graham, Martha. The Notebooks of Martha Graham. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 1973.

Doolittle, Hilda. Tribute to Freud. New Directions Publishing. 2012.

(Riding) Jackson, Laura. The Telling. Athlone Press. 1972.

Rilke, Rainer Maria. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Penguin Classics. 2009.

Rukeyser, Muriel. The Life of Poetry. Paris Press. 1996. Rukeyser, Muriel. Willard Gibbs. Doubleday. 1942.

Sitwell, Edith. Façade. Oxford University Press. 1951.

Douglas A. Martin:

Collobert, Danielle. Murder. Litmus Press. 2013.

Glück, Robert. Denny Smith (Stories). Clear Cut Press. 2003. (Out of Print).

Jelinek, Elfriede. Einar. The Post-Apollo Press. 2006.

Kraus, Chris. I Love Dick. Semiotext(e). 2006.

Spahr, Juliana. Spiderwasp or Literary Criticism. Spectacular Books. 1998.

Dick, Misha Pam. this is fugitive. Essay Press. 2015.

Christian Peet:

Boyko, Michael. The Hour Sets. Calamari Press. 2007.

Brown, Rebecca. The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary. City Lights Books. 2001. Brown, Rebecca. Woman in Ill-Fitting Wig. Nancy Keifer, artist. Self-published. 2005. Excerpts online at

Boully, Jenny. [one love affair]* Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2006. Boully, Jenny. not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2013. Boully, Jenny. The Body. Slope Editions. 2003. Essay Press. 2007. Boully, Jenny. The Book of Beginnings and Endings. Sarabande Books. 2007.

Clausen, Jan. Veiled Spill. GenPop Books. 2014.

Dutton, Danielle. Attempts at a Life. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2007.

Gifford, Barry and Perry, David. Bordertown. Olmstead Press. 2002.

Göransson, Johannes. entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2011. Göransson, Johannes. Haute Surveillance. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2013. Göransson, Johannes. The Sugar Book. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2015.

Kapil, Bhanu. Ban en Banlieue. Nightboat Books. 2015. Kapil, Bhanu. Humanimal: A Project for Future Children. Kelsey Street Press. 2009. Kapil, Bhanu. Incubation: A Space for Monsters. Leon Works. 2006. Kapil, Bhanu. Schizophrene. Nightboat Books. 2011.

McSweeney, Joyelle. Flet. Fence Books. 2007. McSweeney, Joyelle. Nylund, the Sarcographer. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2011. McSweeney, Joyelle. Percussion Grenade: Poems & Plays. Fence Books. 2012. McSweeney, Joyelle. Salamandrine: 8 Gothics. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2013. McSweeney, Joyelle. The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults. University of Michigan Press. 2014.

Nelson, Maggie. Jane: A Murder. Soft Skull Press. 2005.

Prevallet, Kristin. Creative Rewiring Series (Books 1-3). Wide Reality Books. 2012-14. See

Saterstrom, Noah. (artist, curator). As curator of cross-genre / mixed media website Trickhouse, see For collaborations with Kate Bernheimer, Noah Eli Gordon & Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Anne Waldman, see

Saterstrom, Selah. The Pink Institution. Coffee House Press. 2004. Saterstrom, Selah. The Meat & Spirit Plan. Coffee House Press. 2007.

Spallholz, Julianna. The State of Kansas. GenPop Books. 2012.

Short, Kim Gek Lin. The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2010. Short, Kim Gek Lin. China Cowboy. Tarpaulin Sky Press. 2012.

White, Chalky. 'SSES" 'SSES" "SSEY'. Calamari Archive Press. 2014. PDF at

White, Derek. { untitled: under the auspices } Calamari Archive Press. 2012. PDF at White, Derek. ARK CODEX ±0. Calamari Archive Press. 2012. PDF at White, Derek. Poste Restante. Calamari Archive Press. 2006. PDF at


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