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Reading List 5b of 2018

May 17, 2018

Covers the period from 4.19.2018 through 5.17.18


I/we own 13 of these items. I watched 4 items in the cinema/on Netflix/Amazon/HBO/YouTube/ Vimeo. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 10 of the books and movies. Libraries outside of Baltimore County, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 18 items.



Poetry collections:

  1. 2Fish by Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
  2. After the Point of No Return by David Wagoner
  3. Breakwater by Catharine Savage Brosman
  4. Call and Response by Forrest Hamer
  5. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
  6. Happinesswise by Jonathan Bennett
  7. Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye
  8. Intervale by Betty Adcock
  9. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  10. The Logan Notebooks by Rebecca Lindenberg
  11. Mosquito & Ant by Kimiko Hahn
  12. Nature: Poems Old and New by May Swenson
  13. Northern Spy by Chase Twichell
  14. Refuge of Whirling Light by Mary Beath
  15. Seed in Snow | Sēkla sniegā by Knuts Skujenieks, translated from Latvian by Bitite Vinklers
  16. Theories of Falling by Sandra Beasley
  17. Upgraded to Serious by Heather McHugh


Poetry anthologies:

  1. 2018 Pushcart Prize XLII, edited by Bill Henderson, et al.
  2. Contemporary Asian Australian Poets, edited by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey & Michelle Cahill
  3. The Human Experience: Contemporary American and Soviet Fiction and Poetry [1989]
  4. Poets & Players, edited by Ann Baxandall Krooth [1976]




  1. Blueprints: Bringing Poetry into Communities, edited by Katharine Coles
  2. The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis by David E. Fishman
  3. The Given and the Made: Strategies of Poetic Redefinition by Helen Vendler
  4. Miłosz: A Biography by Andrzej Franaszek, edited & translated from Polish by Aleksandra Parker and Michael Parker
  5. The Practice of Poetry, edited by Robin Behn & Chase Twichell




  1. The Armless Maiden and Other Tales of Childhood’s Survivors, edited by Terri Windling
  2. Call of Fire by Beth Cato
  3. Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee {author is autistic}
  4. The Trespasser by Tana French


Marvel Universe Films:

  1. Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron, written & directed by Joss Whedon
  3. Captain America: Civil War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts


Other Films:

  1. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, written & directed by Alexandra Dean
  2. The Dish, directed by Rob Sitch
  3. The Fabulous Life of Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun, directed by Arnaud Xainte
  4. High School Musical, directed by Kenny Ortega
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, directed by Jake Kasdan
  6. Pride & Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright
  7. Sense & Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee



  1. The Art of the Handwritten Note by Margaret Shepherd
  2. Common to this Country: Botanical Discoveries of Lewis and Clark by Susan H. Munger
  3. Living with Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening by Sophie Lee
  4. The Three Marriages by David Whyte



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