During the month of June, No Tells is featuring "Recommended Summer Reading" selections by No Tell contributors.
Jessy Randall's recommendations:
Scary, No Scary by Zachary Schomburg (Black Ocean Press)
I came to this book after Verse Daily printed "Love is When a Boat is Built From All the Eyelashes in the Ocean." Maybe you will too.
Are You There, God? It's Me, Whitney Houston by Brad Liening (Hell Yes Press)
A zine-like chapbook of poems with a throwaway elegance and humor that strikes me as just right for summer reading. I got this book as a bonus gift when I ordered something else from Hell Yes Press, and ended up liking it more than the thing I originally ordered.
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Jessy Randall's collection of poems A Day in Boyland (Ghost Road, 2007) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her young adult novel, The Wandora Unit (Ghost Road, 2009) is about friendship and love in the high school literary magazine crowd. She has books forthcoming from Pecan Grove and Red Hen. Her website is http://personalwebs.coloradocollege.edu/~jrandall.