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Rusty’s Reading List 2015 | September 6, 2015


Referred to as ‘Sharps’ but actually called ^^^^^^^, Howell’s book of poetry is challenging. I find a lot of it to be quite opaque. But when it isn’t… wow.

Thee is a poem in here called ‘Ballad of Blood Hotel’ which is mostly a condemnation of the lure of NYC, but to me it is a reminder that sometimes women live in a different world than men – a world here having to sneak out and find a new place to stay in the middle of the night in a strange city is just not all that uncommon.

Enough that the poem is about the hotel she ended up at rather than the threats that sent her there.

2015 in Books

^^^^^^^^^^ – Stevie Howell
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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