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Rusty’s Reading List 2015 | September 28, 2015

Issues with Etiquette Sean OGorman

My second O’Gorman book of the year and the first release from Patchwork Poetry, Brad Morden’s imprint.

So obviously I am biased. Both Sean and Brad are good friends. Still, I think it is unvarnished truth to say that this is a very good book. Sean has a way of ripping off layers of his own skin in a way that gets you to empathize and feel what he is feeling, or some semblance of it, anyway.

He says he is a heartbreak poet, and that is true, but he is also a breaker of many other pieces of emotional carry-on.

Recommended.

2015 in Books

Issues with Etiquette – Sean O’Gorman
Madness, Rack, and Honey – Mary Ruefle
The Hottest Summer in Recorded History – Elizabeth Bachinsky
^^^^^^^^^^ – 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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