Summer Reading 1

This summer, some of the core students up at the craft school have asked me to read stories out loud to them every other Sunday evening after I finish my shift at the coffeehouse. Since it’s not often that I get to talk about books or stories with friends face-to-face, I was eager to oblige.

Tonight, I read the title story from Jack Driscoll’s 1992 collection, Wanting Only to Be heard. This collection was recently reprinted and Driscoll won a Pushcart prize in 2008. The collection was reviewed by the Mid-American Review when it first came out, and recently reviewed by the New York Times upon being re-released. I recommend it for it’s poetic prose, fierce identification with men in quiet crisis, and fine moments between fathers and sons.

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