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Reading List 11 of 2018

November 4, 2018

Covers the period from 10.13.2018 through 11.3.18


I own 3 of these items. I watched 4 items in the cinema/on Netflix/Amazon/HBO/YouTube/ Vimeo. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 8 of the books and movies. Libraries outside of Baltimore County, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 9 items.



***Rest in Peace & Power, Ntozake Shange (1948–2018)***


|{ I first read Ntozake Shange’s work in January, 2012 }|





  1. Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet by Terese Svoboda
  2. Conversations with Lucille [Clifton], edited by Michael S. Glaser
  3. Feeding the Flying Fanellis by Kate Hosford; illustrated by Cosei Kawa
  4. Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir, 1969–1980 by Lucille Clifton
  5. Late in the Day: Poems 2010–2014 by Ursula K. Le Guin
  6. The Man Who Heard the Land by Diane Glancy {FN–Cherokee}
  7. Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
  8. Nejma by Nayyira Waheed
  9. Selected Poems II, 1976–1986 by Margaret Atwood
  10. Sharks in the Rivers by Ada Limón
  11. So Far So Good: Final Poems, 2014–2018 by Ursula K. Le Guin
  12. To Make a Prairie: Essays on Poets, Poetry, and Country Living by Maxine Kumin



  1. Ant-Man and the Wasp, directed by Peyton Reed
  2. Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland
  3. Table 19, directed by Jeffrey Blitz
  4. Tea with the Dames, directed by Roger Michell
  5. [TV] Anne with an ‘E’, created by Moira Walley-Beckett; season 1



  1. 1000 Books to Read Before You Die* by James Mustich
  2. The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.
  3. The Power of the Avant-Garde: Now and Then | Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  4. The Promise of Failure: One Writer’s Perspective on Not Succeeding by John McNally
  5. Stet: A Memoir by Diana Athill
  6. Ursula K. Le Guin | Conversations on Writing, with David Naimon
  7. [Fiction] Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez {author is FN–Cherokee & Latinx}



*By my count, 575 of those authors are White Guys (21 of whom wrote about various wars. 412+ were dead White Guys, not including 19 ancient Greeks and Romans). I’ve not read the vast majority of their works, nor intend to.

I have read 238 of the [1000] books, and 98 of the “Further Reading”/”Try” entries. Of those, 153 were written by women.

I’m curious about an additional 87 books, of which 42 were written by women.

No Octavia Butler??!? No poetry from women of color?!! No First Nations women at all??!


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