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Rusty’s Reading List 2015 | August 11, 2015


I picked this book up at VERSeFest, as I do many of my poetry books. I was grabbed right away, even before I got to Geddes’ poetry by a quote included by Milan Kundera. Already back on my heels from that, the firs Geddes poem is from the point of view of a mass killer.

Unsettling, certainly.

Unsure of how this was going to go, I hit a poem I heard him read at VERSeFest about Sandra Lee Scheuer, one of the students killed at Kent State.

A lot of the book is like that – punch after punch, but all of it level and thoughtful. But then, as he started off a section about a bridge collapse, he hit us with An Uneducated Guess, which was beautiful in its simplicity.

Very worth the read.

2015 in Books

What Does A House Want? – Gary Geddes
Twenty-five Years of Tree – James Moran & Jennifer Mulligan (ed)
Thanks For Nothing, Hippies – Sarah Clancy
Ocean – Sue Goyette
Come Cold River – Karen Connelly
Touch the Donkey Vol. 1
Memory – Ottawa Capital Slam Poetry Team – 2014
Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
Some Remarks – Neal Stephenson
A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien – Nigel Cawthorne
Distrust The Particular Flavor – William Gibson
Shouting Your Name Down The Well – David McFadden
Thousand Times Broken, Three Books – Henri Michaux
Stained Pages – Sean O’Gorman


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