From the Stacks is a regular series in which we solicit authors to wander our library and choose books that have been important to them and/or that they recommend. This is a special edition in which Natasha Stagg speaks about and reads from a selection from our MFA Thesis Collection in our archives. The University of Arizona Poetry Center’s archival holdings are open to faculty, staff, students, and the public Monday through Friday year round.
Natasha Stagg's debut novel, Surveys, is published by Semiotext(e)/Native Agents. She has received a Hopwood Award for nonfiction and the Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship and the James H. Robertson Award for fiction. Her essays have appeared in Dis magazine, Dazed, Kaleidoscope, Riot of Perfume, Sex, The Brooklyn Rail, and Bomb. She lives in Brooklyn.
Stagg's selection From the Stacks is Patrick Baliani's Calling For More.