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You’ve been waiting for it, and now it’s here! KR‘s holiday reading recommendations are hot off the presses. You’ll find fabulous book suggestions from our staff and editors.

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Georgia Pearle

Gone, Ungone

By Georgia Pearle

What things we thought we’d be
able to be, back when I took
his swarming half-cells into me

and swelled. Together, we thought.
Then I outgrew his waistline,
then I blew out my own skin,

and the human I held up for him
full of wordless wails and need
and need—

Ira Sukrungruang

Sensitive Boy

By Ira Sukrungruang

Before the end of my parents’ marriage, I couldn’t stop reading. I read everything—junk mail, Sears catalogs, magazines and textbooks, canned food labels, cereal boxes, street signs, and billboards. If…

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Monica Sok

Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Society of America, Kundiman, the Elizabeth…

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December 2017

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