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Rusty’s Reading List 2015 | October 5, 2015

Shane Rhodes X

I wasn’t sure quite what to expect with this book. I won it as a door prize at VERSeFest this year, and I was certainly familiar with the NAME Shane Rhodes, but not his poetry.

I am really glad I won this, not for the least reason that I wouldn’t have purchased it. A quick flip through finds a lot of … visual representation of art that while I respect, isn’t usually what a seek out.

But I am sure glad I got to read it! This is all found poetry of one sort or another, done as an expose into the way the Aboriginal peoples of Canada have been treated by the government, with treaties begin front and centre. Having said THAT< my favourite part was the flip-book portion (Anti-poems) that was taken from comment threads of people TALKING about native issues on the internet. It was powerful.

Good book. I am really glad I have it. I will be reading it again, I am certain.

2015 in Books

X – Shane Rhodes
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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