Karen Brown’s Mexico 2006
I picked this one up at Half Price Books because Brown lists two itineraries that I’ve been contemplating. A trip via rail through Copper Canyon (Barrancas de Cobre) and a visit to the lagoons on the Sea of Cortez where the gray whales give birth.
Ceremonies by Essex Hemphill
This was on the 25c sale shelf the Friends of the Library maintains. I remember Hemphill from the poetic documentary Tongues Untied and I’ve long been curious to read more.
Shark’s Tooth by Marc Elihu Hofstadter
I saw this at Black Oak. I read Marc’s two other books. Poetry.
Ploughshares Spring 2007
This was also on the Friends shelf.
Indian Days of the Long Agoby Edward S. Curtis
Another Friends item. Curtis is mainly known for his 19th C. photographs of Indians (sometimes staged). This little book has a lot of photos and drawings. I couldn’t pass it up.
America: a prophecy by Sparrow
Sparrow is great. I saw this new at Analog Books. Or was it Signal? I forget. That bookstore up on Euclid. Come in the door and there’s the stack of the new Harry Potter book. Somehow I think I will be able to survive the wait.
580 Split, the literary magazine of Mills College in nearby Oakland.
I oughta send ‘em stuff. Deadline is October 1st.