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Reading List 7 of 2016

July 7, 2016

Covers the period from 6.7.2016 through 7.6.16

I own 6 of these items. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 13 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 14.


Writing about Poetry and Poets:

  1. In the Palm of Your Hand: A Poet’s Portable Workshop by Steve Kowit
  2. Make Us Wave Back: Essays on Poetry and Influence by Michael Collier
  3. Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life, edited by Sharon Bryan and William Olsen
  4. The Virtues of Poetry by James Longenbach
  5. The Wild Braid by Stanley Kunitz with Genine Lentine; photographs by Marnie Crawford Samuelson
  6. Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections, edited by Arielle Greenberg


Poetry collections:

  1. British Poetry, 1945–2010, edited by Edward Larrissy
  2. Firebreaks by John Kinsella
  3. Icehouse Lights by David Wojahn
  4. The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, edited by Nathalie Handal
  5. Wait Till I’m Dead: Uncollected Poems by Allen Ginsberg


Memoir & Biography:

  1. The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth by Karen Branan
  2. A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter
  3. Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings by Craig Brown
  4. A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned by Jane P. Tompkins
  5. My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir by Chris Offutt
  6. On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks


Jane Austen:

  1. Emma: 200th Anniversary Annotated Edition by Jane Austen; Juliet Wells
  2. The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen; David M. Shapard
  3. The Annotated Persuasion by Jane Austen; David M. Shapard
  4. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; David M. Shapard
  5. [Film] Persuasion (BBC)
  6. [Film] Pride and Prejudice ~~~ watched 2x more, with Spouse
  7. [Film] Pride and Prejudice (BBC)



  1. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie {re-read}
  2. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie {re-read}
  3. The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein
  4. When Mystical Creatures Attack! by Kathleen Founds


Visual Media ~ Films:

  1. Begin Again
  2. Big Stone Gap
  3. The Duchess



  1. Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential by Maia Szalavitz and Bruce Perry
  2. Visual Intelligence by Amy E. Herman



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