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Reading List 5 of 2015

May 31, 2015

Covers the period from 5.6.15 through 5.31.15   /// I did not read any books from 4.29 – 5.5


I only own 4 of these books. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 10 of the books; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 34.



  • Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • The Art of Listening: Intuition & Improvisation in Choreography by Darla Johnson
  • The Art of Making Dances by Doris Humphrey, edited by Barbara Pollack
  • Ballet & Modern Dance: A Concise History, 2nd edition, by Jack Anderson {partially read}
  • Belly Dancing for Fitness by Tamalyn Dallal
  • The Body Can Speak: Essays on Creative Movement Education with Emphasis on Dance and Drama, edited by Annelise Mertz
  • Choreographer (Cool Arts Careers) by Katie Marsico
  • Legends of American Dance and Choreography by Carin T. Ford



Gender & Sexuality:

  • Skin: Talking about Sex, Class & Literature by Dorothy Allison
  • Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers by Anne Balay {partially read}
  • Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners, edited by Jim Elledge



  • [SFF] Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • [SFF] Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  • [SFF] Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann
  • [SFF] Fledgling by Octavia Butler
  • [SFF] The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  • [graphic novel] Spera, Vol. 1 by Josh Tierney
  • Just Call Me Superhero by Alina Bronsky
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Mislaid: A Novel by Nell Zink



  • It by Inger Christensen, translated by Susanna Nied
  • Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New & Selected Poems by Diane Ackerman
  • The Niagara River: Poems by Kay Ryan
  • Passwords by William Stafford
  • The Poetry Deal by Diane di Prima
  • The Poets Laureate Anthology, edited by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt
  • Radial Symmetry by Katherine Larson
  • The Star-Apple Kingdom by Derek Walcott {partially read}
  • Step Lightly: Poems for the Journey, edited by Nancy Willard
  • Traveling through the Dark by William Stafford



  • The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir by Jeffrey Skinner
  • The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self by Annie Finch
  • The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft by Kim Stafford
  • Writers and their Notebooks, edited by Diana M. Raab


Memoir & Biography:

  • Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene {partially read}
  • Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water by Kathleen Dean Moore {partially read}
  • Robinson Jeffers: Fragments of an Older Fury by Brother Antoninus {partially read}
  • Robinson Jeffers: Myth, Ritual, and Symbol in His Narrative Poems by Robert J. Brophy {partially read}
  • Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke, selected & arranged by David Wagoner {partially read}
  • Theodore Roethke: Poetry of the Earth, Poet of the Spirit by Lynn Ross-Bryant {partially read}
  • Tesserae: Memories & Suppositions by Denise Levertov {partially read}
  • William Carlos Williams: The Knack of Survival in America by Robert Coles {partially read}
  • Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde, edited by Bill Nichols
  • Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee
  • The Solitude of the Self: Thinking about Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Vivian Gornick
  • Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison



  • 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health & Happiness by Alanna Collen
  • The Ignorant Maestro: How Great Leaders Inspire Unpredictable Brilliance by Itay Talgam


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