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Rusty’s Reading List 2016 | July 12, 2016


I have read this chapbook before, but it found its way back into my to-read pile, and I was okay with that.


This is a poetry flip book, with Chris Gilpin on one side and Sean McGarragle on the other.  thought they toured in 2010, but copyright on it says 2009, so I could just be wrong.

I have known both of them since 2008. I am pretty sure Sean was at CFSW in 2007, but I can’t recalling MEETING him there. I have specific mentions of talking to Chris in 2008 about how much he looked like Kevin Matthews at that time (I don’t see it as much now), and sitting at a table with Sean, Dave Silverberg and Dwayne Morgan and absorbing collective ‘running a show’ knowledge.

Side note: After we created the National Slam Master position in… 2011, I think… someone asked why I didn’t get the job. I told him then when I have questions about running a slam, I ask Sean.

Backstory over – back to the chapbook. It is good, strong work. There are times that I can hear their voices clearly, and other times I feel like I am learning something new about their brains and pens.

Nice work, friends.


Books Read in 2016

7 Dollar Bill – Chris Gilpin & Sean McGarragle
Extreme Government Makeover – Ken Miller
Memoirs of an Occasional Superheroine – Valerie D’Orazio
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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