Trying to decide which of the following I'm going to commit to and read all the way through:Sky Lounge, Mark BibbinsSad Little Breathing Machine, Matthea HarveyPossession, A.S. Byatt
Crush, Richard SikenThe Extravagant, Robert BakerCarving Hawk, Maurice Kenny
Super Fudge by Judy Bloom to OliviaAnnie DillardThe October Place by Jane Hirshfield
Babel by Barbara HambyHouses Without Doors by Peter Straub
Sky Lounge--thanks to you, Suzanne. I keep going back to the same poems and rereading them (You mentioned Bibbins a while back on your blog and I can't thank you enough)--and A Crash of Rhinos by Paisley Rekdal.Oh, and Paul's Resurrection which I keep picking up to read a single poem at random, then completely sated, I put it back down again. His book and GC Waldrep's Goldbeater's Skin are the best money I've spent on poetry in a long time.And you? What are you reading, Suzanne?
Hard Night, Christian WimanTaken With, John W MarshallYour Time Has Come, Joshua Beckman
Yes, that's what I want to hear--thanks, Laurel--what are YOU reading, Suzanne?
"Saying The World", Peter Pereira"Head of a Traveler", Nicholas Blake (this is literary comfort food; classic British mystery)
*lol*I'm reading:A Keepsake Storm by Gina Franco.(well, re-reading is more accurate.) I now open it randomly and read the first poem my eye sets upon. :-)And yesterday I was also flipping through--I have no idea why this book was singing to me from the shelf--Jane Kenyon's Constance, between picking out bathtubs, vanities, and wondering if the toilet paper holder should (is supposed to?) match the sink and tub fixtures--a good sign that the renovation attic madness has begun, but the strangest thing happened--later in the day I bought a New Yorker (impulse buy) and inside was a poem by Donald Hall about visiting Jane's grave. It was actually a little creepy.Your lists have reminded of some other collections I've been meaning to read, or have been meaning to return to. Thanks!
Oh Suzanne I have been in a Jane Kenyon mood also and read the same poem in the New Yorker and flipped myself out thus I moved on to Hirschfield
The World of Ten Thousand Things--Charles WrightLuck is Luck--Lucia PerilloGeorgia Review Spring 2005Beowulf--Heaney TranslationLetters of Vincent Van GoghStuart Little--E. B. WhiteAlison
What a nice question, Suzanne.Rereading Mary Oliver's West Wind.Haven't finished Lorca's Collected Poems or his In Search of Duende. In the middle of The Game of Life, F.S. Shinn. And just about to start Animals in Translation, Grandin & JOhnson. AnnI could read Hirshfield anyday, anytime.
Pastorelles, John Taggart (wonderful)The Descent, Sophie Cabot BlackDon't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Claudia Rankine
I seem to be stuck on The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.
Well I'm in the thick of an Innovation Studies seminar, so my books are a bit all over the place.Technology: Smart Mobs Digital Game-based LearningPoetry:David Wagoner, Traveling LightRussell Edson, The TunnelProse:Best American Short Stories 2004 and The Art of the Story
Poet in New York - Federico Garcia LorcaIn The Dawn Before Dark - Thomas MertonSelected Poems - Marina TsvetaevaShambhala Woman's Spirtual Poetry Anthology
Methinks it's a conspiracy of poets:The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Matsuo Basho (in prep for a poem for the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the a-bomb on Hiroshima)The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Gabrielle CalvocoressiThe Dog Kubla Dreams My Life, Anne KennedyNine Horses (again), Billy CollinsThe Velocity of Dust, Gary J. Whitehead (just finished this 2004 Salmon Publishing beauty)The New Breadloaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (been working my way through this one for about three months now, a couple pages a night)Refuge at DeSoto Bend, Eamonn WallShadows & Supposes, Gloria Vando (signed copy I purchased after hearing Gloria read at the Tucson Poetry Festival in April---she's one of the best readers of poetry I've seen)New and Selected Poems, Mary OliverNew & Selected Poems, A.R. AmmonsThe last two are staples in my poetry diet, books and poets I return to again and again for inspiration.
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