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Reading List 4 of 2015

April 29, 2015

Covers the period from 4.4.15 through 4.28.15


I only own 1 of these books. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 24 of the books; libraries in other parts of Maryland, mostly via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 23.


Research ~ Polish Literature and Culture:

  • [Poetry] Map: Collected and Last Poems by Wisława Szymborska, translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak
  • [Poetry] Monologue of a Dog by Wisława Szymborska, translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak
  • [Poetry] View with a Grain of Sand by Wisława Szymborska, translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak
  • Nonrequired Reading: Prose Pieces by Wisława Szymborska, translated by Clare Cavanagh {partially read}
  • [Poetry] Report from the Besieged City by Zbigniew Herbert, translated by John Carpenter and Bogdana Carpenter



  • A Several World by Brian Blanchfield {partially read}
  • Altazor by Vicente Huidobro
  • Black Nature: 4 Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry, edited by Camille Dungy
  • Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson {partially read}
  • The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968–1998
  • Deep Lane: Poems by Mark Doty
  • From the New World: Poems 1976–2014 by Jorie Graham {partially read}
  • The Heart is Strange: New Selected Poems by John Berryman {partially read}
  • Hebrew Ballads and Other Poems by Else Lasker-Schuler {partially read}
  • Kettle Bottom by Diane Gilliam
  • New European Poets, edited by Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer
  • The Poems of Octavio Paz, edited & translated by Eliot Weinberger {partially read}
  • The Selected Poetry of Vicente Huidobro
  • Smith Blue by Camille Dungy
  • Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World by Jane Hirshfield



  • A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe, edited by Nina Howe
  • The Company They Kept: Writers on Unforgettable Friendships, edited by Robert B. Silvers
  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
  • Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers, edited by Joanne Veal Gabbin
  • The Truth of Memoir by Kerry Cohen
  • Twenty Poems that Could Save America and Other Essays by Tony Hoagland


Memoir & Biography:

  • E. Cummings: A Life by Susan Cheever
  • Exodus: A Memoir by Deborah Feldman
  • Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man by Marcus Baram {partially read}
  • Gordon Parks [African-American photographer] by Skip Berry
  • Katherine Dunham: Pioneer of Black Dance by Barbara O’Connor
  • Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray
  • When We Were Kennedys by Monica Wood
  • Words without Music by Philip Glass {partially read}



  • Leaving Time: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


Artisanry / Hands-on:

  • Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities by Kevin Kelly
  • The Creativity Cure: A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness by Carrie Barron
  • Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners by Augustus Jenkins Farmer
  • Freeform Style: Blend Knit and Crochet to Create Fiber Art Wearables by Jonelle Raffino
  • Hand Tools: Their Ways and Workings by Aldren A. Watson
  • Twist and Twine: 18 Ideas for Rag Rugs and Home Décor by Bobbie Irwin


Art & Design

  • Art Nouveau: Floral Designs by Eugene Grasset
  • Experiences in Visual Thinking, 2nd edition, by Robert McKim {partially read}
  • Kandinsky’s Teaching at the Bauhaus by Clark V. Poling {partially read}
  • Painting Now by Suzanne Hudson
  • The Visual Dialogue: An Introduction to the Appreciation of Art by Nathan Knobler {partially read}



  • Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan


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