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Rusty’s Reading List 2017 | December 24, 2017

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:


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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