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Reading List 8 of 2016

July 22, 2016

Covers the period from 7.7.2016 through 7.22.16

I own 3 of these items. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 9 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 30.


Social activism / resisting authority:

  1. Conscience: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Strohm
  2. Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do is Wrong by Ira Chaleff
  3. Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, edited by Marc Falkoff
  4. Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, edited & compiled by Philip Cushway and Michael Warr
  5. Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement by Simeon Booker with Carol McCabe Booker
  6. The Suffragette: The History of the [British] Women’s Militant Suffrage Movement, 1905–1910, by E. Sylvia Pankhurst // this book published in 1911; autographed by author (!)
  7. Women’s Suffrage and Prohibition: A Comparative Study of Equality and Social Control by Ross Evans Paulson
  8. [Film] Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story, dir. Michael Almereyda
  9. [Film] Labyrinth of Lies, dir. Giulio Ricciarelli
  10. [Film] Suffragette, dir. Sarah Gavron


Poetry (originally written in English):

  1. A Northern Calendar by Ira Sadoff {chb}
  2. And Short the Season by Maxine Kumin
  3. Dead Reckoning by Kenneth Fearing
  4. Engine Empire by Cathy Park Hong
  5. Every Shut Eye Ain’t Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans since 1945, edited by Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton
  6. Facts about the Moon: Poems by Dorianne Laux
  7. From the Darkroom by Madeline DeFrees (who was Sr. Mary Gilbert)
  8. The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide, edited by Eric Magrane and Christopher Cokinos
  9. Time and the Tilting Earth by Miller Williams
  10. Women Poets of the Americas: Toward a Pan-American Gathering, edited by Jacqueline Vaught Brogan and Cordelia Chávez Candelaria


Poetry (translated into English from various):

  1. Carrying Over: Poems from the Chinese, Urdu, Macedonian, Yiddish, and French African, by Carolyn Kizer
  2. Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva, A Reading by Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine [[Russian]]
  3. Modern Malay Verse, 1946–1961, selected by Oliver Rice and Abdullah Majid
  4. Muse in Prison: 11 Sketches of Ukrainian Poets Killed by Communists and 22 Translations of their Poems, edited by Yar Slavutych
  5. Poems by Nazim Hikmet, tr. by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk [[Turkish]]


Spanish Literature:

  1. Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Vol. 3, edited by Ramon A. Gutierrez
  2. The Victorious Expression: A Study of 4 Contemporary Spanish Poets: Unamuno, Machado, Jiménez, and Lorca, by Howard T. Young



  1. A Book About Chapbooks: The People’s Literature of Bygone Times by Harry B. Weiss
  2. Effluences from the Sacred Caves: More Selected Essays and Reviews by Hayden Carruth
  3. Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival, edited by Marilyn Kallet and Judith Ortiz Cofer
  4. A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on their Lives and Careers, edited by Janet Burroway
  5. Two Cities: On Exile, History, and the Imagination by Adam Zagajewski



  1. Bill Cunningham New York, dir. Richard Press
  2. Boy Meets Girl, dir. Eric Schaeffer
  3. Brooklyn, dir. John Crowley
  4. Laggies, dir. Lynn Shelton
  5. Youth, dir. Paolo Sorrentino {{truly terrible; such a disappointment}}



  1. The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, edited by Kevin J. Anderson
  2. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead



  1. Cracking Up: The Work of Unconscious Experience by Christopher Bollas
  2. Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker
  3. Right by Her Roots: Americana Women and Their Songs by Jewly Hight



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