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Reading List 12 of 2016

November 30, 2016

Covers the period from 11.6.2016 through 11.30.16

I own 5 of these items. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 2 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 23.



  1. Collected Poems by Robert Hayden
  2. Contemporary Polish Poetry, 1925–1975, edited by Madeline G. Levine
  3. Dying for Beauty by Gail Wronsky
  4. Like Water on Stone [Armenian genocide, in verse] by Dana Walrath
  5. Lunch Poems by Frank O’Hara
  6. Micrographia by Emily Wilson
  7. The Redshifting Web: Poems, 1970–1998 by Arthur Sze
  8. Selected Poems by Diana Der-Hovanessian
  9. Unseen Hand by Adam Zagajewski
  10. What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, edited by Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey



  1. And the World Stood Silent: Sephardic Poetry of the Holocaust, translated and with commentaries by Isaac Jack Lévy
  2. Anthology of Armenian Poetry, tr. & ed. Diana Der Hovanessian and Marzbad Margossian
  3. The Captive Mind by Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Jane Zielonko
  4. The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500–2000, edited by Beatriz Mamigonian and Karen Racine
  5. Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays by Eula Biss
  6. Onions and Cucumbers and Plums: 46 Yiddish Poems in English, edited by Sarah Zweig Betsky
  7. Proletpen: America’s Rebel Yiddish Poets, translated by Amelia Glaser
  8. Revolutions in Reverse by David Graeber
  9. Warsaw, Lodz, Vilna: The Holocaust Ghettos by Linda Jacobs Altman
  10. [Film] Woman in Gold, dir. Simon Curtis


On Writing, on Living:

  1. About Writing by Samuel R. Delany
  2. Body of Work by Pamela Slim
  3. How We Learn by Benedict Carey
  4. The Motion of Light in Water by Samuel R. Delany
  5. On Living by Kerry Egan
  6. Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver



  1. The Art of Movement by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory of NYC Dance Project
  2. From Mouse to Mermaid: The Politics of Film, Gender, and Culture, edited by Elizabeth Bell, et al.
  3. How to be a High School Superstar by Cal Newport
  4. [Fiction] In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib




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