this was a year of convergences. friends' writing & friends of friends' writing (& also associations)… not all from this year. also, i've been waiting for my bloody valentine's follow-up to loveless since seeing them open for dinosaur jr. way back in 1992 (& again in 2008). mbv is literally the only nonexistent (now extant!) record to have single-handedly defined my entire listening life. an entire generation grew up in its absence. thirteen things, in no special order. my bloody valentine : mbv e. tracy grinnell : portrait of a lesser subject jamie townsend : shade peter larkin : leaves of field & lessways least scarce among jean-louis chretien : the wounded word matthew hall : hyaline megan kaminski : desiring map cj martin : unused cover ossian foley : OF, vol. I mark lamoureux : 29 cheeseburgers, 39 years marthe reed : (dis)embodied bliss norma cole : spinoza in her youth jh prynne : poems (2nd edition)
David James Miller is a poet, musician, and educator. He is the author of the chapbook Facts & Other Objects (JR Vansant), and his writing may also be found in Otoliths, elimae, Diagram, The Cultural Society, and elsewhere. He writes from New York City, where he lives with his wife and son.