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Rusty’s Reading List 2015 | August 29, 2015


I don’t have a picture of the cover of the chapbook I just read because it isn’t very widely circulated. There were only 100 copies made as a give-away in conjunction with the VERSeFest 2015 reading by Raul Zurita.

This was, simply put, the most powerful poetry reading I have ever attended. The emotion conveyed with every word was palpable. He was not speaking in English but there was a translator on stage to ensure everyone could understand… but, how could you not?

This reading was pain and history and politics and art.

I was not the only person in the room with a case of the onion-eye… not by a long shot.

2015 in Books

Zurita – Raul Zurita
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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