Queens MFA Reading List

I’m about halfway through the reading list for my first semester at Queens and I thought I would include the list of books for your reading enjoyment: 

For Nonfiction instructor: Emily White

  1. Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball
  2. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
  3. The Two Kinds of Decay by Sarah Manguso

For Nonfiction Instructor Peter Stitt

  1. Writing Creative Nonfiction, ed. Philip Gerard and Carolyn Forche

For Nonfiction Instructor Kym Ragusa

  1. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hing Kingston
  2. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
  3. Awkward: A Detour by Mary Cappello

For Poetry Instructor Robert Polito

  1. Desire by Frank Bidart
  2. The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck

For Fiction Instructor Jenny Offill

  1. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  2. Selected Stories by Robert Walser

For Nonfiction Instructor Robert Polito

  1. Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaaje
  2. The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

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