August with #TheSealeyChallenge!

For August 2022, Apogee Journal will be participating in the Sealey Challenge, a month-long reading goal started by poet Nicole Sealey. Over the course of thirty-one days in August, the challenge encourages readers to take on a new volume of poetry each day.

If you would like to participate along with us, post your “shelfie” to #TheSealeyChallenge and tag us to share what you have been reading this summer! Check out a list of suggested books on their official website, or start with the selection of titles by Apogee contributors and affiliates below.

Happy reading!

  1. water/tongue by mai c. doan (Omnidawn Publishing)
  2. Here I Am O My God by Dujie Tahat (The Poetry Society of America)
  3. The Flayed City by Hari Alluri (Kaya Press)
  4. Obits. by T. Liem (Coach House)
  5. Mother/land by Ananda Lima (Black Lawrence Press)
  6. Permanent Volta by Rosie Stockton (Nightboat Books)
  7. My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites by S. Brook Corfman (Fordham University Press)
  8. SLINGSHOT by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson (Nightboat Books)
  9. Coining a Wishing Tower by Ayesha Raees (Platypus Press)
  10. FirstPoems: ani’mal, INDiGENA, and furia by ire’ne lara silva (Flowersong Press)
  11. Dream Boat by Shelley Feller (CSU Poetry Center)
  12. america, MINE by Sasha Banks (co•im•press)
  13. Ante body by Marwa Helal (Nightboat Books)
  14. If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar (One World/Random House)
  15. Odes to Lithium by Shira Erlichman (Alice James)
  16. Distress Tolerance by Kamden Hilliard (Magic Helicopter Press)
  17. Like Sugar by Roberto F. Santiago (Nomadic Press)
  18. A Mouth is Not a Place by Leila Ortiz (Dancing Girl Press)
  19. A Cruelty Special to Our Species by Emily Jungmin Yoon (Ecco/HarperCollins)
  20. I love you and I’m not dead by Sade LaNay (Argos Books)
  21. Oil Spell by Claire Marie Stancek (Omnidawn Publishing)
  22. blud by Rachel McKibbens (Copper Canyon Press)
  23. Dear John, Love Letters to John Connor, Leader of the Human Resistance and Victor in the War Against the Machines, 2035 by RBrown (Ghost City Press)
  24. The Gleaming of the Blade by Christian J. Collier (Bull City Press)
  25. Playing Monster :: Seiche by Diana Arterian (1913 Press)
  26. saltsitting by Imani Elizabeth Jackson (G L O S S)
  27. bury it by sam sax (Wesleyan University Press)
  28. Feed by Tommy Pico (Tin House Books)
  29. & more black by t’ai freedom ford (Small Press Distribution)
  30. Yellow Rain by Mai Der Vang (Graywolf Press)
  31. Deus Ex Nigrum by Jasmine Reid (Honeysuckle Press) 

  Bonus: Girls That Never Die by Safia Elhillo (One World) 

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