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Reading List 7 of 2017

June 14, 2017

Covers the period from 5.22.2017 through 6.13.17

I/we own 5 of these items. I saw 3 movies on Netflix/Amazon/HBO. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 6 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 20.




  1. Early Grrrl by Marge Piercy
  2. Indian Giver by John E. Smelcer [[poet’s Ahtna connection seems to be adoptive only]]
  3. The Little Space: Poems Selected & New, 1968–1998 by Alicia Ostriker
  4. Masks by Ruthann Robson
  5. Moment to Moment: Poems of a Mountain Recluse by David Budbill
  6. Reasons for Moving by Mark Strand
  7. The Selected Poems of Rosario Castellanos, translated by Magda Bogin
  8. Whereas by Layli Long Soldier [Oglala Sioux]



  1. Poets at Work: Contemporary Poets — Lives, Poems, Process, edited by Betty Cohen
  2. QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, edited by Raymond Luczak





  1. For the Love of Spock, directed by Adam Nimoy
  2. Loving, directed by Jeff Nichols
  3. The Loving Story, directed by Nancy Buirski
  4. Meet the Patels, directed by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel
  5. The Queen, directed by Stephen Frears


Memoir & Biography:

  1. An Anthropology of Everyday Life: An Autobiography by Edward Twitchell Hall
  2. Collecting Souls, Gathering Dust: The Struggles of Two American Artists, Alice Neel and Rhoda Myers Medary by Gerald Belcher and Margaret Belcher
  3. Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung by Min Kym
  4. Keewaydinoquay: Stories from My Youth, edited by Lee Boisvert [Anishinaabe]
  5. Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists who Shaped Art from Trauma by Melanie Brooks



  1. Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith [Book 1 in The Change series]
  2. Hostage by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith [Book 2 in The Change series]
  3. Rebel by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith [Book 3 in The Change series]



  1. Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction by Brandon Brame Fortune
  2. Metaphors Be With You by Dr. Mardy Grothe
  3. So You Want to Write by Marge Piercy and Ira Wood
  4. [Fiction] The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
  5. The Weather of Words: Writings on Poetry and the Imagination by Mark Strand





Poetry, published via CreateSpace:

  1. The Depths of Poetry by Janet Gillooly
  2. History of a Woman by Laura A. Lord
  3. Keep Still by Janet Gillooly
  4. Muses and Rhymes, 1968–1975 by Mansur Hasib
  5. The Poet Laureate of a Cracker Town by Randolph Bridgeman
  6. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace




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