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Reading List 1 of 2017

January 30, 2017

Covers the period from 1.1.2017 through 1.30.17

I/we own 10 of these items. I saw 3 movies in the cinema; 1 on my phone. 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.


In these white and troubled times*, Poetry is giving me life.


Poetry collections:

  1. Atlantis: Selected Poems 1953–1982 by Slavko Mihalić
  2. The Big Book of Exit Strategies by Jamaal May
  3. Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings by Joy Harjo
  4. Contents of a Minute: Last Poems by Josephine Jacobsen
  5. Counting Descent by Clint Smith
  6. Dismantling the Silence by Charles Simic
  7. Fire Before the Hands by Michael S. Glaser
  8. Inherited Estate: A Song Cycle by Carol Bindel
  9. Love is the Pain of Feverish Flowers by Kwon Cheonhak
  10. Movement in Black: The Collected Poetry of Pat Parker, 1961–1979
  11. News from the Glacier: Selected Poems 1960–1980 by John Meade Haines
  12. One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon
  13. Parallax and Selected Poems by Sinéad Morrissey
  14. The Really Short Poems of A. R. Ammons
  15. Rise in the Fall by Ana Božićević
  16. The Sobbing School by Joshua Bennett
  17. Sobra by Marina Rivera
  18. The Speed of Darkness by Muriel Rukeyser
  19. Turning into Dwelling by Christopher Gilbert
  20. Unthinkable: Selected Poems 1976–2004 by Irene McKinney
  21. The Uppity Blind Girl by Kathi Wolfe
  22. Waterlily Fire: Poems 1935–1962 by Muriel Rukeyser
  23. The WUG Test by Jennifer Kronovet


Other writings by poets, about poets:

  1. A Fly in the Soup by Charles Simic
  2. A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society 1997–2008 by Adrienne Rich
  3. Mayakovsky and His Poetry, compiled by Herbert Marshall [1945]
  4. Patchen — The Last Interview by Gene Detro
  5. The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poets, edited by Rita Dove
  6. The Poets of Prague: Czech Poetry between the Wars by Alfred French
  7. Soul Talk, Song Language [Interviews] by Joy Harjo and Tanaya Winder
  8. Words are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin
  9. Voices of Women: 3 Critics on 3 Poets on 3 Heroines, ed. Cynthia Navaretta



  1. The Blues Brothers, dir. John Landis
  2. Brooklyn, dir. John Crowley
  3. Carol, dir. Todd Haynes
  4. Concussion, dir. Peter Landesman
  5. Dr. Strangelove, dir. Stanley Kubrick
  6. Hidden Figures, dir. Theodore Melfi
  7. Moana, dir. Ron Clements, Don Hall, et al.
  8. Moonlight, dir. Barry Jenkins
  9. Pride and Prejudice, dir. Joe Wright
  10. Sense and Sensibility, dir. Ang Lee
  11. The Summer of Sangailė, dir. Alanté Kavaïté [[Lithuanian]]
  12. Tangled, dir. Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
  13. [Documentary] Vera Klement: Blunt Edge, dir. Wonjung Bae



  1. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  2. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  3. Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  4. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie



  1. Crash Course: Essays from Where Writing and Life Collide by Robin Black


Stories made into films:

  1. Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges {read 3/8 of its 672 pages}
  2. A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York by Julia L. Foulkes



*Credit for phrasing what I’m feeling in this manner goes to Huda Hassan.


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