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Rusty’s Reading List 2017

December 24, 2017
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Space Child's Mother Goose

I rarely borrow books. In this case one of my ‘poker buddies’ decided to bring in a book for me to read that is a family heirloom. He knew I ‘like poetry’ and thought I would get a kick out of it.

Eh. It is cool as an historical artifact. This was published in 1958 and passed from brother to brother to son. I don’t blame him for treasuring it. I would as well. As far as poetry goes, however, it is pastiche and limericks and doggerel written by someone who thinks very highly of his own intellect. It comes complete with glossary and footnotes, because mere mortals could never understand his witty rejoinders.

Here is an example:

#20

Russell and Whitehead and Hegel and Kant!
Maybe I shall and maybe I shan’t.

Maybe I shan’t and maybe I shall.
Kant Russell Whitehead, Hegel et al.

Yeah, that’s it.

 

Books read in 2017

The Space Child’s Mother Goose – Frederick Winsor
A Dance with Dragons – George R.R. Martin
Touch the Donkey #15
Spider in a White Suit – Conyer Clayton
Room #40.2
Dangerous Animals Club – Stephen Tobolowsky
oratorealis #2.2
Since February – Poetry by V
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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Rusty’s Reading List 2017

December 22, 2017
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A Dance WIth Dragons

This is not something I say too often but… the tv show is better.

It isn’t that the books aren’t good – they are. And isn’t that I shy away from complexity – I don’t. It is just that there are times when Martin could use a little streamlining, and that is what the TV show does.

In some ways, the book is better… it is a little easier to take some of the scenes when you don’t actually see them. ON the other hand, the tv show is LESS sexist and ugly, if you can believe that.

Oh well. I don’t mind that I have read these and will read the rest.

 

Books read in 2017

A Dance with Dragons – George R.R. Martin
Touch the Donkey #15
Spider in a White Suit – Conyer Clayton
Room #40.2
Dangerous Animals Club – Stephen Tobolowsky
oratorealis #2.2
Since February – Poetry by V
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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Rusty’s Reading List 2017

December 17, 2017
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Touch The Donkey 15

(not actual cover)

I haven’t posted in a while because I am reading a novel, and taking my time. (Along with the magazines and comics etc. that I read.)

I was doing some work with Arc yesterday and it got me wanting to read some more poetry so I picked up one of the issues of Touch the Donkey that rob McLennan published.

I am really glad I did.

There is a big section by Michael e. Casteels that I found really interesting. It is kind of like ‘what if someone were writing poetry while in the midst of an interesting RPG session. Kind of.

I wonder if some of my friends, like Kat Hunt or Amal El-Mohtar, would like it.

I bet they would.

 

Books read in 2017

Touch the Donkey #15
Spider in a White Suit – Conyer Clayton
Room #40.2
Dangerous Animals Club – Stephen Tobolowsky
oratorealis #2.2
Since February – Poetry by V
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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