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Elisa Gabbert's Favorite Books

For the June installment of Favorite Books, Sebastian invites Elisa Gabbert to tell us about her seven favorite books from the last five years. Elisa is the author of five collections of poetry, essays, and criticism, most recently The Unreality of Memory & Other Essays and The Word Pretty. She writes a regular poetry column for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, A Public Space, The Nation, and many other venues. Her next book of poems, Normal Distance, will be out from Soft Skull next year. Below are her favorite books.