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Rusty’s Reading List 2017 | September 11, 2017


I think I got this book at that remaindered book store that used to be in the St,Laurent Shopping Centre.

I miss that place.

I bought it on a whim, long before Gord Downie made his diagnosis known. My personal history with cancer (though far from his, thankfully for me), makes certain things have greater resonance.

This book is from 2001 and apparently it once came with a CD, though my copy doesn’t have one. It doesn’t need it.

This is a very solid connection from someone who stands on his own as a poet. This isn’t a case of a lyricist trying to pass as a poet. If anything, it was the opposite, early in his career.

Good book. I’m glad I have it.

Books read in 2017
Coke Machine Glow – Gordon Downie
A Feast for Crows – George R.R. Martin
The Malahat Review #198
Selected Poems of Robert Frost
Stickboy – Shane Koyczan
On Equilibrium – John Ralston Saul
ARC Poetry Magazine #78
The Anthropocalypse is Nigh… – Shayne Avec I Grec
The Associate – Phillip Margolin
Peter F. Yacht Club #25
Forth-seventh birthday – rob mclennan
Li’l Bastard – David McGimpsey
Love is a Tree you Planted – Mary Pinkoski
oratorealis #3
Muybridge’s Horses – Rob Winger
Trouble Boys – The True Story of the Replacements – Bob Mehr
A Magical Mystery Tour – Inside the Coach House Press
Arc Poetry Magazine #80
Dancing Alone – William Hawkins
Peter F. Yacht Club #24
Canticles I (MMXVI) – George Elliott Clarke
Touch the Donkey #9
Touch the Donkey #12
Arc Poetry Magazine #81
The Emperor of Water Clocks – Yusef Komunakaa
Warhorses – Yusef Komunyakaa
The Mosquito Coast – Paul Theroux
Guff Ink – Wes Ryan
Hurting God – Rita Ann Higgins

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