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Rusty’s Reading List 2016

June 7, 2016
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I bought this on a whim after going into Mags & Fags thinking the new Arc Magazine was out. It wasn’t, so I picked up a different poetry mag on spec. I didn’t realize that it was actually a high school student magazine.

There is both poetry and short fiction in here, and the poetry stands out, relatively. The short fiction mostly reminds me what I don’t like about the current style of short fiction, generally. (It should stand on its own! It shouldn’t read like it is a scene in a longer work!)

‘Botany for Beginners’ by Hannah Knowles was an exception. I quite enjoyed where it took me.

Some of the poetry is nice. A lot of it read like it was coming from someone who was just learning their voice, but that is okay because it is true. It is true of all of us.


Books Read in 2016

The Claremont Review #46
Strangler Fig – Magpie Ulysses
All The Gold Hurts My Mouth – Katherine Leyton
Live Animal – Johnny MacRae
The Serial Killers Club – Jeff Povey
In A Springtime Instant – Milton Acorn
The British Museum is Falling Down – David Lodge
True Grit – Charles Portis
The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution – Alix Olson (ed.)
Blue Marrow – Louise Bernice Halfe
Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women – Sheri-D Wilson
Yummy Mummy – Erin Dingle
Peter F. Yacht Club #22
If These Streets Are Haunted… – Magpie Ulysses
The Honey Month – Amal El-Mohtar
Sunsets for Daydreamers – Megan Ann Ward
September – Brandon Wint & Ikenna Onyegbula

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