Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening in 2016

Our annual series of posts on reading, viewing, and listening is about to begin. This may feel like the year of doom, but as Andrea Hairston has pointed out in her Take Back the Narrative posts, reading books is more important to us than ever. (Maybe even as important as it was to many of us teenagers, desperate for glimpses of hope and possibility.) And so although this series may strike some of us as trivial in this moment, I'm feeling otherwise--and am especially grateful this year to the authors and friends of Aqueduct able to contribute to the series. And so, once again I've solicited piece from a bevy of writers and critics to tell us what they particularly enjoyed reading, viewing, and listening to in the last year. This year's edition will include posts by Lisa Tuttle, Cheryl Morgan, Nisi Shawl, Claire Light, Sarah Tolmie, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and others. (I'll probably be contributing to the series this year myself.) I'll be adding links below as I upload each new contribution, to provide a list for convenient reference. I hope you'll enjoy reading these as much as I do, and perhaps even find them helpful for slow-thinking our way through these difficult, painful times.

Part 1: Lisa Tuttle
Part 2: Sarah Tolmie
Part 3: Andrea Hairston
Part 4: Alisa Alering
Part 5: Cheryl Morgan
Part 6: Nisi Shawl
Part 7: Caren Gussoff
Part 8: Tansy Rayner Roberts
Part 9: Jackie Hatton
Part 10: Claire Light
Part 11: Nancy Jane Moore
Part 12: Christopher Brown
Part 13: Carrie Devall
Part 14: Jeffrey Ford
Part 15: Kristin King
Part 16: Mark Rich
Part 17: Lesley Hall
Part 18: Lisa Shapter
Part 19: Cynthia Ward



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