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Rusty’s Reading List 2016 | September 19, 2016


Two issues of ARC in a row!

Issue #72 is from Fall 2013 and is dedicated to The North, and all that entails.

I find the concept of ‘The North’ interesting, in much the same way I find the concept of ‘The West’ interesting. I was born and raised in Victoria, B.C. and as such I would bristle when I would hear ‘eastern’ media refer to places like Regina as being ‘western’. How about Winnipeg? How can Manitoba possible be considered ‘West’?

Being in Victoria also meant growing up with tv and radio from Washington state… part of the ‘Pacific Northwest’. Seattle being called anything that was called ‘North’ seemed ludicrous. But then so did Americans saying that I was part of the North, with its snow and ice. In Victoria. Which is situated south of the 49th parallel.

But this issue gives as a view of The North that knows what it is and what it wants to show us. It gives a glimpse of life in places that would laugh at the idea that Victoria or Ottawa or… Calgary are Northern cities.

My favourites are probably Caleb Harrison or Robin McGrath or… actually, no ‘or’, definitely Norma Dunning.


Books Read in 2016

ARC Poetry Magazine #72
ARC Poetry Magazine #70
Out Of My League – Dirk Hayhurst
King Kong – rob mclennan
Manufacturing Consent – Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky
ARC Poetry Magazine #79
Mother Said {Poems} – Hal Sirowitz
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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