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Rusty’s Reading List 2015 | September 30, 2015


This is a chapbook I got from Mike McGee back when he featured at VERSeFest. It came with a CD download and I have listened the crap out of the CD. It includes by favourite of all Mighty Mike McGee poems – Dirty Dimes.

I finally got around to reading the book, and I can understand why it took so long – but I was wrong to wait. Basically, Mike’s poems without Mike’s personage is lacking what makes Mike so amazing. Yet, when I was reading, I couldn’t help but hear his voice and see his face. He IS here, infused all the way through.

Mighty, indeed.

2015 in Books

Plane Tickets Printed On Broken Glass – Mike McGee
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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