Sunday, July 30, 2017

Titles Read in 2008

January - May

Watchword issue 9, 2006, Liz Lisle, editor

A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe

Spectral Snow: the dark fantasies of Jack Snow by Jack Snow

Premonitions: the Kaya anthology of new Asian North American poetry edited by Walter K. Lew

Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry: first annual edition edited by Alan F. Pater

Ants Dissolve in Moonlight by W. B. Keckler

Some Nights No Cars at All by Josh Rathkamp

In the Hub of the Fiery Force: collected poems of Harold Norse, 1934 - 2003 by Harold Norse

Shark’s Tooth by Marc Elihu Hotstadter

New and Collected Poems by Ishmael Reed

Coastal Nights and Inland Afternoons, poems 2001 - 2006 by Al Young

Golden Handcuffs Review Winter/Spring 2007, vol. 1 no. 8, Lou Rowan, editor

Flying in Water by Barbara Tomash

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Cannibal Casserole: new and selected poems, 1996 - 2006 by Julia Vinograd

When God Gets Drunk by Julia Vinograd

Jubilee by Roxane Beth Johnson

A Poetry House Built with Four-by-Fours: an ongoing collection of pseudo-immortal poems, chapter 1 by Mel C. Thompson

Eleven Eleven: a journal of literature and art vol. 4, 2007, Ben Lerner, faculty editor

The Cave Paintings of Baja California: discovering the great murals of an unknown people by Harry W. Crosby

Another World: a second anthology of works from the St. Mark’s Poetry Project edited by Anne Waldman

King-Cat Classix: the best of King-Cat Comics and Stories by John Porcellino

King-Cat Comics and Stories #68, 2007, by John Porcellino

Breaking the Fever by Mary Mackey

Iron House: stories from the yard by Jerome Washington

The Fixer: a story from Sarajevo by Joe Sacco

Tarahumara: Where Night Is the Day of the Moon by Bernard L. Fontana

Tantalum issue 1, 2006, editors: Yasmine Alwan and Cynthia Nelson

Teaching a Stone to Talk: expeditions and encounters by Annie Dillard

The Devil’s Teeth: a true story of obsession and survival among America’s great white sharks by Susan Casey

The Violent Land by Jorge Amado, translated by Samuel Putnam

That Salty Air by Timothy Sievert

American Splendor #1 - 4, 2008, by Harvey Pekar, et al

Dark Star Safari: overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux

The Broken Spears: the Aztec account of the conquest of Mexico edited and with an introduction by Miguel Leon-Portilla

Waterwalking in Berkeley poems by Alan Bern

The Dream of Water: a memoir by Kyoko Mori

Too Much Coffee Man: How to Be Happy by Shannon Wheeler

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Notes from Travels by D. L. Emblen

Mineshaft #21, Spring 2008, edited & published by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri

Dreams Are Another Set of Muscles by David Shaddock

Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker, writers; Michael Lark, art

Alexander the Great: selected texts from Arrian, Curtius, and Plutarch edited by Tania Gergel

Words in Your Face: a guided tour through twenty years of the New York City poetry slam by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Madonna: Like an Icon by Lucy O’Brien

Sorry for Snake #3, March 2008, edited by Jack Morgan and Sara Mumolo

UR-VOX: journal of the underlying voice #2, 2002, Lee Ballentine, editor

Innocent Killers by Hugo Van Lawick and Jane Goodall

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson

Deep Survival: who lives, who dies, and why: true storeis of miraculous endurance and sudden death by Laurence Gonzalez

The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Wlater Bates

Fence #13 (vol. 7, no. 1), Rebecca Wolff, editor

Ploughshares Spring 2002, vol. 28, no. 1, Cornelius Eady, guest editor; Don Lee, editor

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

A Glimpse of Nothingness: experiences in an American Zen community by Janwillem van de Wetering

Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut Jr

The Power of Babel: a natural history of language by John H. McWhorter

Word on the Street: debunking the myth of a ‘pure’ Standard English by John McWhorter

My Lives by Edmund White

Smile When You’re Lying: confessions of a rogue travel writer by Chuck Thompson

The Buried Book: the loss and rediscovery of the great epic of Gilgamesh by David Damrosch

My Song Is the Light: California Poets in the Schools Statewide Anthology 2007 edited by Mary Lee Gowland

6 X 6 #15, Spring 2008

Free Lunch #30, 38, 39; Ron Offen, editor

The Youngest Science: notes of a medicine-watcher by Lewis Thomas

Otherhood by Reginald Shepherd

Astonishing X-Men: vol. 1: Gifted; vol. 2: Dangerous; vol. 3: Torn; vol. 4: Unstoppable Joss Whedon, writer; John Cassaday, artist

Circus World by Barry B. Longyear

Poems by Herman Hesse, translated by James Wright

The Little Dog Laughed by Joseph Hansen

July - October

Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O’Hara: a memoir by Joe LeSueur

13 poems in black and white by Jason Biehl

Crashing the Gate: netroots, grassroots, and the rise of people-powered politics by Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

Monterey Poetry Review vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 2005

Wishing for Wings by Assotto Saint

In Search of Nature by Edward O. Wilson

Prize Poems, 1913 - 1929 edited by Charles A. Wagner

The Complete Peanuts, vol. 2: 1952 to 1954 by Charles M. Schulz

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Galileo’s Daughter: a historical memoir of science, faith, and love by Dava Sobel

Complications: a surgeon’s notes on an imperfect science by Atul Gawande

Yeti #2, 2002?

The Believer vol. 6, no. 5, July/August 2008

When I Was Cool: my life at the Jack Kerouac School by Sam Kashner

The Ten-Cent Plague: the great comic-book scare and how it changed America by David Hajdu

Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler

The Late Show by David Trinidad

Dinosaurs: the most complete, up-to-date encyclopedia for dinosaur lovers of all ages by Thomas R. Holtz, Jr

Visible Word, Sound: from vision to voice chapbook for Geof Huth reading at Canessa Gallery, San Francisco

Hemlock Fare #1 and 2, by Daniel J. Beck

Signs of Life: channelsurfing through 90s culture edited by Jennifer Joseph and Lisa Taplin

Primary Trouble: an anthology of contemporary American poetry edited by Leonard Schwartz, Joseph Donahue, and Edward Foster

Great Mirrors Shattered: homosexuality, orientalism, and Japan by John Whittier Treat

Light from a Nearby Window: contemporary Mexican poetry edited by Juvenal Acosta

Pagan Babies by Greg Johnson

Conan, vol. 1: The Frost-Giant’s Daughter and other stories by Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord and Thomas Yeates

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

All the Small Poems by Valerie Worth

Road Fever: a high-speed travelogue by Tim Cahill

Skid by Dean Young

Cometbus #51: The Loneliness of the Electric Menorah by Aaron Cometbus

Ojingogo by Matthew Forsythe

Capacity by Theo Ellsworth

November - December

Tranny: Boys Will Be Girls by Fiona Mallratte (Steve Lafler)

The Elephant’s Secret Sense: the hidden life of the wild herds of Africa by Caitlin O’Connell

My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: the life of Emily Dickinson by Alfred Habegger

Ampersand Squared: an anthology of pwoermds edited by Geof Huth

Texistence by Geof Huth and mIEKAL aND

National Geographic April 2008, vol. 213, no.4

The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the beginnings of superstardom in America by Larry McMurtry

Laika by Nick Abadzis

Head and Heart: American Christianities by Garry Wills

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

[When I initially posted this list I had misplaced a notebook recording the summer of 2008, so I left a gap with a note to that effect. I have found the notebook! Thus the list as posted is now as complete as my book log. - August 13, 2018]

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Titles Read in 2007

January - February

Beeswax Magazine no. 2, spring/summer 2006

Gay Marriage, Real Life: ten stories of love and family by Michelle Bates Deakin

The Iron Giant: a story in five nights by Ted Hughes

Book Business: publishing past, present, and future by Jason Epstein

The Scarecrow and Tin-Man of Oz by W. W. Denslow

Berkeley Poetry Review no. 35, 2004; no. 36, 2005, and no. 37, 2006

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Searching for Mercy Street: my journey back to my mother, Anne Sexton by Linda Gray Sexton

Poems for the Millennium: the University of California book of modern and postmodern poetry, vol. 2: From Postwar to Millennium edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris

A Bunch of Keys: selected poems by Mitsuo Takahashi

The Quitter by Harvey Pekar, Dean Haspiel

The Mail from Anywhere by Brad Leithauser

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, et al

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: essays on Native American life today by Leslie Marmon Silko

The Best American Comics 2006 edited by Harvey Pekar; series editor: Anne Elizabeth Moore

Twinkle and Chubbins: their astonishing adventures in nature-fairyland by L. Frank Baum, introduction by Michael Patrick Hearn; illustrations by Maginel Wright Enright

John Dough and the Cherub by L. Frank Baum; illustrated by John R. Neill

Misquoting Jesus: the story behind who changed the Bible and why by Bart D. Ehrman

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Young Avengers, vol. 1: Sidekicks by Allan Heinberg, writer; Jim Cheung, pencils; etc.

Carnet de Voyage: travel journal, volume one by Craig Thompson

Confessions of the Other Mother: nonbiological lesbian moms tell all edited by Harlyn Aizley

26: a journal of poetry and poetics issue no. e

Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

Geisha by Andi Watson

Breakfast After Noon by Andi Watson

Syllogism no. 5, 2001

Saint Morrissey: a portrait of this charming man by an alarming fan by Mark Simpson

Rules of the House by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Matter, no. 8: Land 2006, edited by Todd Simmons

Critical Citadel by Jon Vermilyer, Nicholas Breutzman, Koren Shadmi, Raymond Sohn, Matt Berinier, Eamon Espey, Panayiotis Terzis

Ur-Vox no. 4, 2007, edited by Lee Ballentine

Global City Review, no. 16: Simple Virtues spring 2006

Aimee and Jaguar: a love story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer, translated by Edna McCown

The World in the Evening by Christopher Isherwood

The Magic Whip by Wang Ping

Free Lunch no. 36, autumn 2006, edited by Ron Offen

Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi, translated by Anjali Singh

The Pleasures of C by Edward Smallfield

The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath, edited by Ted Hughes

Within the Margin by Truong Tran

Richard Speakes: a sampler of his poems by Richard Speakes

Lynn Lyman Trombetta: a sampler of her poems by Lynn Lyman Trombetta

The Botany of Desire: a plant’s-eye view of the world by Michael Pollan

North Coast Review issue 2: Expericon; Vince Storti, editor

A Small Place by Jamaica Kinkaid

The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of by Joseph Hansen

Skinflicks by Joseph Hansen

How to Cure a Fanatic by Amos Oz

The Secret Powers of Naming by Sara Littlecrow-Russell

The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century vol. 2, edited by Douglas Messerli

The Company of Animals: a naturalist’s adventures in the jungle of Malaya by Ronald McKie

The Three Way Tavern: selected poems by Ko Un, translation by Clare You and Richard Silberg


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Mirage #4/Period(ical) no. 138, February 2007, and no. 139 (March 2007), edited by Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy

Liaison by Joyce Wadler

Twist of Address by Spencer Selby

6 X 6 no. 11, spring 2006

Air by Paul Vangelisti

Inscape by Adam Joshua Sass

Atlanta Review vol. XIII, no. 1, fall/winter 2006

The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga edited by Ilya

By the Dozen: sixty short poems by Don Emblen

A Public Space vol. 1 no.2, summer 2006; edited by Brigid Hughes

Living Free: the story of Elsa and her cubs by Joy Adamson

Electric Girl by Michael Brennan

Electric Girl, vol. 2 by Michael Brennan

Emma by Jane Austen

Small Town issue 2, spring 2003; edited by Logan Ryan Smith

April - September

The Trainwreck Union Presents: Switchyard. The Two-handed Engine edited by The Trainwreck Union

Holiday Funeral by Nick Mullins

Man Enough: a queer romance by Bill Roundy

Blood Seeds Become Poetry by Jonathan Hill

Capacity #6, 2005; by Theo Ellsworth

Nome Sang #1, 2007; by A. Vanderhoof

Gaylord Phoenix #4, 2007; Edie Fake

Little Moments edited by John Lowe

World Poetry: an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time edited by Katharine Washburn and John S. Major and Clifton Fadiman

Whispering in the Giant’s Ear: a frontline chronicle from Bolivia’s war on globalization by William Powers

The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century vol. 4, edited by Douglas Messerli

Stranger in a Strange Land: encounters in the disunited states by Gary Younge

Free Lunch #7, spring 2007; edited by Ron Offen

Rock Names by Adam Dolgins

Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed by Jared Diamond

Mad Night by Richard Sala

Gravedigger by Joseph Hansen

Nightwork by Joseph Hansen

New American Writing no. 24, 2006; edited by Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover

Beeswax Magazine no. 3, January 2007; edited by John Peck and Laureen Shifley

Slipstream no. 22, 2002; edited by Robert Borgatti, Livio Farallo, Dan Sicoli

Digerati: 20 contemporary poets in the virtual world edited by Steve Mueske

Gratitude to You for the Food of Our Abundance by Judy Grahn, art by Tona Luisa Osher

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Any Old Wolf by Murray Silverstein

Wind: a journal of writing and community no. 87, 2002; edited by Chris Green

Jessica Farm by Joshua Simmons

Dishwasher: one man’s quest to wash dishes in all fifty states by Pete Jordan

Dishwasher #16, 2007, by Pete Jordan

Nobody’s Angel by Thomas McGuane

The Living House of Oz by Edward Einhorn, illustrated by Eric Shanower

Mornings in Mexico / Etruscan Places by D. H. Lawrence

Home Places: contemporary Native American writing from Sun Tracks edited by Larry Evers and Ofelia Zepeda

Hiroshima Notes by Kenzaburo Oe, translated by David L. Swain and Toshi Yanezawa

Haircut and other stories by Ring Lardner

Up Above the World by Paul Bowles

Want List and other poems about aging by D. L. Emblen, with block prints by Linda Emblen

Fuff nos. 1, 4, 5, 6; by Jeffrey Lewis

Parthenon West Review issue 4, 2006; edited by David Holler and Chad Sweeney

The Journal vol. 26 no. 1, spring/summer 2002; edited by Kathy Fagan, Michelle Herman

Monday Night: a journal of literature and art no. 3, 2004; edited by Jessica Wickens, Rob Pierce, Sharon McGill, Allison Landa

The Loved One: an Anglo-American tragedy by Evelyn Waugh

The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag, and other intimate literary portraits of the Bohemian Era by Edward Field

Forever Free by Joy Adamson

Memoirs of a Bastard Angel: a fifty-year literary and erotic odyssey by Harold Norse

The Gay Metropolis: 1940 - 1996 by Charles Kaiser

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

A Primate’s Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky

The Saint Ann’s Review: a journal of contemporary arts and letters summer/fall 2006, edited by Beth Bosworth

Twilight - Los Angeles, 1992: on the road: a search for American character by Anna Deavere Smith

The Twinkle Tales by L. Frank Baum, illustrations by Maginel Wright Enright

580 Split: a journal of arts and letters issue 9, 2007; Erika Staiti, managing editor

Indian Days of the Long Ago: Indian life and Indian lore by Edward S. Curtis

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Anne Sexton: a biography by Diane Ward Middlebrook

Bay Poetics edited by Stephanie Young

Mine by Tung-Hui Hu

City of Night by John Rechy

Blue Latitudes: boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before by Tony Horwitz


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

The Complete Peanuts, vol. 1: 1950 to 1952 by Charles Schulz

The Poem Behind the Poem: translating Asian poetry edited by Frank Stewart

Brandstetter and Others: five fictions by Joseph Hansen

Backtrack by Joseph Hansen

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff

A Boy in Winter by Maxine Chernoff

Southern Poetry Review 45:1, 2007?, Robert Parham, editor

Muelos: a stone age superstition about sexuality by Weston La Barre

Lucky by Gabrielle Bell

Asian American Poetry: the next generation edited by Victoria M. Chang

November - December

Meanwhile Take My Hand by Kirmen Uribe, translated by Elizabeth Macklin

Hunger: an unnatural history by Sharman Apt Russell

The Virginia Quarterly Review: a national journal of literature and discussion Fall 2006, vol. 92 no. 4, Ted Genoways, editor

The Mouse and His Child by Russell C. Hoban

Sunflower Splendor: three thousand years of Chinese poetry edited by Wu-Chi Liu and Irving Yucheng Lo

Thinking in Pictures and other reports from my life with autism by Temple Grandin

The Book of Boy Trouble: gay boy comics with a new attitude edited by Robert Kirby and David Kelly

Poetry International #11, 2006/2007, edited by Fred Moramaro

Amnesty International Summer 2007, vol. 33 no. 2, edited by Gwen Fitzgerald

Instant City: a literary exploration of San Francisco no. 4, 2007, editors: Gravity Goldberg and Eric Zassenhaus

Glitz by Elmore Leonard

Ceremonies by Essex Hemphill

I Love Led Zeppelin: pany-dropping comics by Ellen Forney

Volt: a magazine of the arts, vol. 13: The War Issue 2007, edited by Gillian Conoley

1491: new revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Eye of the Whale: epic passage from Baja to Siberia by Dick Russell

Friday, July 28, 2017

Titles Read in 2006

January - February

Wicked: the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

Evolution’s Rainbow: diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people by Joan Roughgarden

The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

Heights of the Marvelous: a New York anthology edited by Todd Colby

Jane’s World vol. 1, by Paige Braddock

Jane’s World vol. 2, by Paige Braddock

Menagerie Manor by Gerald Durrell

What We Carry by Dorianne Laux

Smoke by Dorianne Laux

Hard-Boiled by Frank Miller and Geof Darrow

Family Values: a Lesbian mother’s fight for her son by Phyllis Burke

One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Bad Bears in the Big City: an Irving and Muktuk story by Daniel Pinkwater

Ox-cart Man by Donald Hall

Poems for the Millennium: the University of California book of modern and post-modern poetry, vol. 1: From Fin-de-Siecle to Negritude edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris

The Season on Our Sleeves: selected short poems by Bill Knott

The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1914 - 1923 by Franz Kafka, edited by Max Brod, translated by Martin Greenberg, with the cooperation of Hannah Arendt

Bunnicula: a rabbit-tale of mystery by James Howe and Deborah Howe

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

From Raft to Raft by Bengt Danielsson, from the narrative of Alain Brun, translated by F. H. Lyon

The Wicked Witch of Oz by Rachel Cosgrove Payes, illustrated by Eric Shanower

Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Book of Hats by Allen Cohen, drawings by Ann Cohen

Elquest: The Searcher and the Sword by Wendy and Richard Pini

The Not-Just-Anybody Family by Betsy Byars

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. military by Randy Shilts

Parthenon West first issue

Private Beach: secret messages by David Hahn

Eighty-sixed by David B. Feinberg

Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes

Venus Revealed: a new look below the clouds of our mysterious twin planet by David Harry Grinspoon

Paul Has a Summer Job by Michael Rabagliati

The San Francisco Haiku Anthology edited by Jerry Ball, Garry Gay, Tom Tico

Song of Rita Joe: autobiography of a Mi’kmaq poet by Rita Joe, with Lynn Henry

The Best American Poetry 2005 edited by Paul Muldoon; series editor: David Lehman

The M Word: writers on same-sex marriage edited by Kathy Pories

March - September

The Eye of the Needle based on a Yupik tale as told to Betty Huffman, retold and illustrated by Teri Sloat

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richarson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, nos. 1 - 10 Stan Lee, writer; Jack Kirby, penciler

Bitter Fame: a life of Sylvia Plath by Anne Stevenson

Native Roots: how the Indians enriched America by Jack Weatherford

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Poems from the Coffee Lands a Starbucks mini anthology

Autobiographix edited by Diana Schutz

Strugglers by Tim Fish

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. II by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

American Elf: the collected sketchbook diaries of James Kochalka, Octoer 26, 1998 to December 31, 2003 by James Kochalka

Well-Versed: poems for the road ahead an AIG mini chapbook

The Lover by Marguerite Duras, translated by Barbara Bray

Beeswax Magazine no. 1, winter 2006

Choteau Creek: a Sioux reminiscence by Joseph IronEye Dudley

The Martians by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 edited by Philip Zaleski

Scarlet Traces by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli

8 Men and a Duck: an improbable voyage by reed boat to Easter Island by Nick Thorpe

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

Go Power!: the complete Atomic City tales, vol. 1 by Jay Stephens

Fun Home: a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Tropical Truth: a story of music and revolution by Caetano Veloso, translated by Isabel de Sena, edited by Barbara Einzig

Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach

Y: The Last Man, vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaugh and Pia Guerra

Y: The Last Man, vol. 2: Cycles by Brian K. Vaugh and Pia Guerra

Y: The Last Man, vol. 3: One Small Step by Brian K. Vaugh and Pia Guerra

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

Pictopia no. 4, winter 1993

Sixpence House: lost in a town of books by Paul Collins

Drawn and Quarterly vol. 4, 2001 and vol. 5, 2003, edited by Chris Oliveros

Fadeout by Joseph Hansen

Queer Crips: disabled gay men and their stories edited by Bob Guter and John R. KIllacky

Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, edited by Sherman Paul

Ice Cream by Lelyn Masters

The Woman in the Shaman’s Body: reclaiming the feminine in religion and medicine by Barbara Tedlock

The Amazing Adventures of Bill nos. 1 - 4, by Bill Roundy

Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the construction of the serial killer by Richard Tithecott

How We Die: reflections on life’s final chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland

Age of Bronze, vol. 2: Sacrifice by Eric Shanower

Marvel Masterworks: X-Men, vol. 2 by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Werner Roth

Marvel Masterworks: X-Men, vol. 3 by Roy Thomas, Werner Roth, Jack Sparling

The Acid Bath by Stephen Walsh and Kellie Strom

The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck

The Temple by Stephen Spender

The Ohlone Way: Indian life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area by Malcolm Margolin

Kona Village Resort: the heritage of Ka’upulehu, the history of Kona Village author uncredited

Death Claims by Joseph Hansen

Troublemaker by Joseph Hansen

Eyes of Desire: a Deaf Gay and Lesbian reader edited by Raymond Luczak

R. Crumb’s Kafka text by David Zane Mairowitz, art by Robert Crumb

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Spontaneous Combustion by David B. Feinberg

Queer and Loathing: rants and raves of a raging AIDS clone by David B. Feinberg

Funny in Farsi: a memoir of growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas

Mine Tonight by Trevor Alixopulos

De: Tales by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

City of Buds and Flowers: a poet’s eye view of Berkeley edited by John Oliver Simon

Parthenon West no. 3, fall 2005, edited by David Holler and Chad Sweeney

Searoad: chronicle of Klatsand by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Work of a Common Woman by Judy Grahn

October - December

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

The Summer of Love by Debbie Dreschsler

When I Knew edited by Robert Trachtenberg

Mary Van Note’s Experiences with the Elusive Bradley Weinburger, a story of seduction, volume one by Mary Van Note

Centaur Aisle a Xanth novel by Piers Anthony

Castle Roogna a Xanth novel by Piers Anthony

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

West Branch no. 58, spring/summer 2006

Afterbeats by D. Jayne McPherson

Teen Titans: The Future is Now by Geoff Jones, Mark Waid, Mike McKone, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Tom Grummett, et al

Casanova Was a Book Lover: and other naked truths and curiosities about the writing, selling, and reading of books by John Maxwell Hamilton

Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett

924 Gilman, the story so far … edited by Brian Edge

Boy Girl Boy by Ron Koertge

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Titles Read in 2005


Palimpsest: a memoir by Gore Vidal

Orbiter by Warren Ellis, writer; Colleen Doran, artist

Epitaph of a Small Winner by Machado de Assis, translated by William L. Grossman

American Splendor: Our Movie Year by Harvey Pekar and various artists

A Man on the Moon: the voyages of the Apollo astronauts by Andrew Chaikin

Boy-wives and Female Husbands: studies in African homosexualities edited by Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

New Blood edited by Neil Astley

Lunch Hour Comix by Robert K. Ullman

A Few Perfect Hours … and other stories from Southeast Asia and Central Europe by Josh Neufeld

Thank You and OK!: an American Zen failure in Japan by David Chadwick

Between the Palms: a collection of gay travel erotica edited by Michael T. Luongo

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

The Best American Poetry 2004 edited by Lyn Hejinian; series editor: David Lehman

February - July

Journey of the Pink Dolphins: an Amazon quest by Sy Montgomery

The Whole Shebang: a state-of-the-universe(s) report by Timothy Ferris

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

What Book!?: Buddha poems from beat to hiphop edited by Gary Gach

Kyle’s Bed and Breakfast by Greg Fox

Purgatorial by Dale Jensen

The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe

Skeleton of a Bridge by Robert Mirabal

A Match to the Heart: one woman’s story of being struck by lightning by Gretel Ehrlich

Only the Lonely edited by Josh Frankel

In the Shadow of Man by Jane van Lawick-Goodall, photographs by Hugo van Lawick

The Scar Saloon by Sholeh Wolpe

Poetry vol. 181 no. 3, January 2003 - vol. 182 no. 6, September 2003; edited by Joseph Parisi

Poetry vol. 183 no. 1, October 2003 - vol. 183 no. 3, December 2003, edited by Christian Wiman

The Adventures of Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

Lonely Planet Unpacked edited by Janet Austin

Rio de Janeiro: Carnival Under Fire by Ruy Castro, translated by John Gledson

Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man by John Porcellino

Too Old, Too Small, Maybe by Kirmen Uribe, et al; translations by Elizabeth Macklin

The Moons of Jupiter by Kristin Leutwyler-Ozelli

Akiko, vol. 4: The Story Tree by Mark Crilley

Finder: Sin-Eater, vol. 1 by Carla Speed McNeil

Finder: Sin-Eater, vol. 2 by Carla Speed McNeil

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Adventures of Sock Monkey by Tony Millionaire

International Bob by Terry La Ban

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oerning

A History of the Devil by Gerald Messadie, translated by Marc Romano

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi, translated by Anjali Singh

Pulling Taffy by Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Mattilda)

Living Upstairs by Joseph Hansen

Epileptic by David B., translated by Kim Thompson

The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry edited by Paul Auster

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Ex Libris: confessions of a common reader by Anne Fadiman

Song from the Forest: my life among the Ba-Benjelle Pygmies by Louis Sarno

The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910 - 1913 by Franz Kafka, edited by Max Broad, translated by Joseph Kresh

Shutterbug Follies by Jason Little

The Most Important Thing and other stories by Graham Chaffee

Leviathan by Jens Harder

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut

Dylan Dog: Zed by Tiziano Sclavi, writer; Bruno Brindisi, artist

August - September

The R. Crumb Handbook by R. Crumb and Peter Poplaski

Changing Ones: third and fourth genders in Native North America by Will Roscoe

Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey

Fantasy and Science Fiction June 2000

Brooklyn Dreams by J. M. DeMatteis; art by Glenn Barr

The Bird’s Nest by Shirley Jackson

The Originals by Dave Gibbons

How Loathsome written by Tristan Crane and Ted Naifeh, art by Ted Naifeh

Born Free by Joy Adamson

Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Grickle by Graham Annable

October - December

Bayaka: the extraordinary music of the Babenzele Pygmies and sounds of their forest home book and CD, by Louis Sarno

American Splendor: Unsung Hero by Harvey Pekar, art by David Collier

The Man Who Tasted Shapes by Richard E. Cytowic

Kon-Tiki: across the Pacific by raft by Thor Heyerdahl

The Heart of the Sky: travels among the Maya by Peter Canby

Death on the Fourth of July: the story of a killing, a trial, and hate crime in America by David A. Neiwert

Dora, Doralina by Rachel de Queiroz, translated by Dorothy Scott Loos

Queer Beats: how the Beats turned America on to sex edited by Regina Marler

The Morning the Sun Went Down by Darryl Babe

Hicksville by Dylan Horricks

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Titles Read in 2004


Snowball Earth: the story of the great global catastrophe that spawned life as we know it by Gabrielle Walker

AKIRA, vols. 1 - 6 by Katsuhiro Otomo, translated by Yoko Umezawa, LInda M. York and Jo Duffy

Forturne and Glory: a true Hollywood comic book story by Brian Michael Bendis

The Wellspring by Sharon Olds

The Best of the Prose Poem: an international journal edited by Peter Johnson

Typewriter #6, edited by David Youngblood

February - April

The Amazing Cynicalman by Matt Feazell

A Lotus of Another Color: an unfolding of the South Asian Gay and Lesbian experience edited by Rakesh Ratti

What’s Michael?, vol. 4: Michael’s Mambo by Makoto Kobayashi

2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke

Zapata’s Disciple by Martin Espada

Civil Wars: a battle for gay marriage by David Moats

Going the Other Way: lessons from a life in and out of major-league baseball by Billy Bean with Chris Bull

The Best American Poetry 2003 edited by Yusef Komunyaka; series editor: David Lehman

The Eye of the Elephant: an epic adventure in the African wilderness by Delia and Mark Owens

Revolution of the Word: a new gathering of American avant-garde poetry, 1914 - 1945 edited by Jerome Rothenberg

Shooting the Boh: a woman’s voyage down the wildest river in Borneo by Tracy Johnston

Seven Peaches: the first seven Desert Peach episodes by Donna Barr

The Golem’s Mighty Swing by James Sturm

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Traditional Japanese Poetry: an anthology translated by Steen D. Carter

Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

The Frank Book by Jim Woodring

Top Ten, Book Two by Alan Moore, writer; Gene Ha and Zander Cannon, artists

New Poems 1960 by Witter Bynner

Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book by Jordan Raphael and Tom Spurgeon

The Collected Strangers in Paradise vol. 1, by Terry Moore


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

The Clouds Should Know Me By Now edited by Red Pine and Mike O’Connor

The First Time I Met Frank O’Hara by Rick Whitacker

The Tapir’s Morning Bath: mysteries of the tropical rain forest and the scientists who are trying to solve them by Elizabeth Royte

Metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafka, translated by Willa and Edwin Muir

June - September

Akiko: the Menace of Alia Rellapor vols. 1 - 3, by Mark Crilley

The Lion’s Grave: dispatches from Afghanistan by Jon Lee Anderson

Terminal City by Dean Motter and Michael Lark

Transmetropolitan: back on the street by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson

Episodes by Pierre Delattre

Borrowed Love Poems by John Yau

Twentieth Century Eightball by Daniel Clowes

Life on Another Planet by Will Eisner

The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay poetry of the next wave edited by Michael Lassell and Elena Georgiou

Landscape with Rowers: poetry from the Netherlands edited and translated by J. M. Coetzee

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus

A Small Killing by Alan Moore and Oscar Zarate

White Death by Rob Morrison and Charlie Adlard

You’ve Just Been Told by Elizabeth Macklin

Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey: Uncle Gabby by Tony Millionaire

Bark by Jack Martin

The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White

House of Java by Mark Murphy

House of Java vol. 2, by Mark Murphy

The Burning Island: a journey through myth and history in volcano country, Hawai’i by Pamela Frierson

The Ages of Gaia: a biography of our living earth by James Lovelock

Make Your Own Damn Movie!: secrets of a renegade director by Lloyd Kaufman with Adam Jahnke and Trent Haaga

The Lands of Charm and Cruelty: travels in Southeast Asia by Stan Sesser

Here First: autobiographical essays by Native American writers edited by Arnold Krupat and Brian Swann

Why Marriage Matters: America, equality, and Gay people’s right to marry by Evan Wolfson

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

From Totems to Hip-Hop: a multi-cultural anthology of poetry across the Americas, 1900 - 2002 edited by Ishmael Reed

October - December

The Incredible Hulk: Return of the Monster, Boiling Point, Banner by Bruce Jones, John Romita Jr, Lee Weeks, Brian Azzarello, Richard Corben

The Interman vol. 1, by Jeff Parker

The Barefoot Serpent by Scott Morse

Mind of the Raven: investigations and adventures with the wolf-birds by Bernd Heinrich

How Real Men Do It: the fourth Leonard and Larry collection by Tim Barela

Elric: the Dreaming City by Roy Thomas and P. Craig Russell

Peanut Butter and Jeremy’s Best Book Ever by James Kochalka

In the Shadow of No Towers by Art Spiegelman

The Liars’ Club: a memoir by Mary Karr

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Down There on a Visit by Christopher Isherwood

Blankets by Craig Thompson

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Yes, You Are a Revolutionary: plus seven other books by Sparrow

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: the emotional world of farm animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Talking in the Dark: a poetry memoir by Billy Merrell

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

Usagi Yojimbo: book 17: Duel at Kitanoji by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimp: book 18: Travels with Jotaro by Stan Sakai

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Titles Read in 2003

January - February

The Ghost Trio by Linda Bierds

Sightings: the gray whale’s mysterious journey by Brenda Peterson and Linda Hogan

Wild One by Lucille Lang Day

Infinities by Lucille Lang Day

Curbside Boys: the New York years by Robert Kirby

The New American Poetry, 1945 - 1960 edited by Donald Allen

The Best American Poetry 2002 edited by Robert Creeley; series editor, David Lehman

Mammoth: the resurrection of an ice age giant by Richard Stone

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Kim Deitch

Starting Out in the Sixties: selected essays by Aram Saroyan

March - June

Usagi Yojimbo: Book One by Stan Sakai

Isolation and Illusion: collected short stories, 1977 - 1997 by P. Craig Russell

Safe Area Gorazde: the war in Eastern Bosnia, 1992 - 1995 by Joe Sacco

Subway Series by Leela Corman

American Poetry Since 1950: Innovators and Outsiders edited by Eliot Weinberger

Bizarro Comics DC Comics

The Octopus and the Orangutan: more true tales of animal intrigue, intelligence, and ingenuity by Eugene Linden

The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse edited and translated by Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite

A History of God: the 4000-year quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstong

Nonrequired Reading by Wislawa Szymborska

Johnny Dynamite by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty

Usagi Yojimbo: Book Two by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: Book Three by Stan Sakai

Space Usagi by Stan Sakai

It’s Been a Good Life by Isaac Asimov, edited by Janet Jeppson Asimov

An Underground Life: the memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck with Frank Heibert, translated by Allison Brown

The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt by William Nothdurft

A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks

An Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry edited and translated by Ichiro Kono and Rikutaro Fukuda

Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry edited and translated by Edith Marcombe Shiffert and Yuki Sawa

Chieko’s Sky by Kotaro Takamura, translated by Soichi Furuta

Like Underground Water: the poetry of mid-twentieth century Japan translated by Naoshi Koriyama and Edward Lueders

Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner

Mobius Stripper by Bana Witt

Skipping Towards Gomorrah: the seven deadly sins and the pursuit of happiness in America by Dan Savage

Black Cat Crossing by Richard Sala

Peculia by Richard Sala

Usagi Yojimbo: book four by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book five by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book six by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book seven by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book eight: Shades of Death by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book nine: Daisho by Stan Sakai

Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and me by Jaime Manrique

American Splendor Presents: Bob and Harv’s Comics written by Harvey Pekar, art by R. Crumb

Usagi Yojimbo: book ten: The Brink of Life and Death by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book eleven: Seasons by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book twelve: Grasscutter by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book thirteen: Grey Shadows by Stan Sakai

Mountain Home: the wilderness poetry of ancient China selected and translated by David Hinton

Usagi Yojimbo: book fourteen: Demon Mask by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: book fifteen: Grasscutter II, Journey to Atsuta Shrina by Stan Sakai

The Art of Drowning by Billy Collins

Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins

Braided Creek: a conversation in poetry by Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser

Diminutive Revolutions by Daniel Bouchard

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty


Adventure Capitalist: the ultimate investor’s road trip by Jim Rogers

Midlife Queer: autobiography of a decade, 1971 - 1981 by Martin Duberman

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Alec: three piece suit by Eddie Campbell

Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare by Ricardo Delgado

Age of Reptiles: The Hunt by Ricardo Delgado

Pages by Aram Saroyan

Anthology of Contemporary French Poetry edited and translated by Graham Dunstan Martin

Mid-Century French Poets by Wallace Fowlie

Modern French Poetry edited and translated by Patricia Terry and Serge Gavronsky

Mystery in Space: pulp fiction library edited by Dale Crain

Monkey vs. Robert and the Crystal of Power by James Kolchalka

The Color of Water: a black man’s tribute to his white mother by James McBride

Nine Horses by Billy Collins

Sailing Alone Around the Room: new and selected poems by Billy Collins

The New American Splendor Anthology by Harvey Pekar and various artists

In Our Own Best Interest: how defending human rights benefits us all by William F. Schulz

A Traveler’s Guide to Mars: the mysterious landscapes of the red planet by William K. Hartmann

Travels with Charley: in search of America by John Steinbeck

Language in Danger: the loss of linguistic diversity and the threat to our future by Andrew Dalby

How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under $10,000: and not go to jail by Bret Stern

Poker Face: girlhood among gamblers by Katy Lederer

Gay Travels: a literary companion edited by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Batman: Year One Frank Miller, writer; David Mazzucchelli, artist

Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle

Saying Yes: in defense of drug use by Jacob Sullum

Fake, vol. 1 by Sanami Matoh, translated by Nan Rymer and Stuart Hazleton

The Short and Happy Times of the Shmoo by Al Capp

”Hello,” I Lied by M. E. Kerr

Usagi Yojimbo: book sixteen: The Shrouded Moon by Stan Sakai

West with the Night by Beryl Markham

Roller Coasters: a thrill seeker’s guide to the ultimate scream machines by Robert Coker

Dancing at the Edge of the World: thoughts on words, women, places by Ursula K. LeGuin

I Can’t Tell You Anything and other stories by Michael Dougan

The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom: the spiritual experiments of my generation by Wes “Scoop” Nisker

Persepolis: the story of a childhood by Marjane Satrapi

From the Country of Eight Islands: an anthology of Japanese poetry edited and translated by Hiroaki Sato

Monday, July 24, 2017

Titles Read in 2002

January - June

Darkness in El Dorado: how scientists and journalists devastated the Amazon by Patrick Tierney

Age of Bronze, vol. 1: A Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower

The Five Ages of the Universe by Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin

The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

Selected Poems by Donald Justice

The Other Wind by Ursula K. LeGuin

Savages by Joe Kane

The Way of Life according to Laotzu by Witter Bynner

Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens

Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: a history of the comic art by Roger Sabin

Ake: the years of childhood by Wole Soyinka

American Rhapsody by Joe Eszterhas

Locked in the Cabinet by Robert B. Reich

Dark Life: Martian nanobacteria, rock-eating cave bugs, and other extreme organisms of inner earth and outer space by Michael Ray Taylor

An Anthology of Mexican Poetry edited by Octavio Paz, translated by Samuel R. Beckett

The Sadness of Sex: stories by Barry Yourgrau

Harmless Medicine by Justin Chin

The Silk Dragon: translations from the Chinese by Arthur Sze

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures by Anne Fadiman

Fugue State by Bill Berkson

The Rock Island Hiking Club by Ray A. Young Bear

The Tormented Mirror by Russell Edson

Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell

In the Belly of the Beast: letters from prison by Jack Henry Abbott

Wildlife Wars: my fight to save Africa’s natural treasures by Richard Leakey and Virginia Morell

Pedro and Me: friendship, loss, and what I learned by Judd Winick

Berlin: City of Stones book one, by Jason Lutes

Captain Britain by Alan Moore and Alan Davis

History as Mystery by Michael Parenti

July - December

Surface Tension by Elaine Equi

Decoy by Elaine Equi

The Vinyl Closet: gays in the music industry by Boze Hadleigh

Intensive Care: selected and new poems by Miroslav Holub

War Junkie by Joe Sacco

The Horror of Collier County by Rich Tommaso

House of Peace by Marc Elihu Hofstadter

Attitude: the new subversive political cartoonists edited by Ted Rall

Mecox Road by Marc Cohen

Captain Britain 1988, by Alan Davis and Jamie Delano

Jar of Fools by Jason Lutes

Sappho’s Immortal Daughters by Margaret Williamson

What Language by J. P. Dancing Bear

The Spring of My Life and selected haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by Sam Hamill

Visions: painting seen through the optic of poetry by Marc Elihu Hofstadter

Library by Stephen Akey

The Chandler Apartments by Owen Hill

Love Stories: sex between men before homosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz

In Light of India by Octavio Paz, translated by E. Weinberger

A Contract with God and other tenement stories by Will Eisner

Minor Miracles by Will Eisner

If Not, Winter: fragments of Sappho by Sappho, translations by Anne Carson

The Collected Prose by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Robert Giroux

Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope by Lucille Lang Day

Fire in the Garden by Lucille Lang Day

Volcano by Garrett Hongo

Who Buried the Breast of Dreams by Janine Canan

The Annotated Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, edited by Michael Patrick Hearn

To Afghanistan and Back: a graphic travelogue by Ted Rall

The Building by Will Eisner

The Dreamer by Will Eisner

Will Eisner Reader: seven graphic stories by Will Eisner

The Poetry of Surrealism: an anthology edited by Michael Benedikt

The Cubist Poets in Paris: an anthology edited by L. C. Breunig

Pharaoh, Pharaoh by Claudia Emerson Andrews

Crow Milk by Rick Agran

The Run of His Life: the people v. O. J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin

Life Everywhere: the maverick science of astrobiology by David Darling

Good Poems edited by Garrison Keillor

Top Ten, Book One by Alan Moore, Gene Ha

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Meeting by the River by Christopher Isherwood

Counterpoint by David Alpaugh

Slow Burn for Ozymandias by David Alpaugh

Excelsior!: the amazing life of Stan Lee by Stan Lee and George Mair

Modern Poets of France: a bilingual anthology edited and translated by Louis Simpson

The Third Chimpanzee: the evolution and future of the human animal by Jared Diamond

9 - 11: emergency relief edited by Jeff Mason

Breaking Open the Head: a psychedelic journey into the heart of contemporary shamanism by Daniel Pinchbeck

Murder Me Dead by David Lapham

Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry by Robert Pinsky

Mornings Like This: found poems by Annie Dillard

The Open Boat: poems from Asian America edited by Garrett Hongo

Blood Song: a silent ballad by Eric Drooker

The New Young American Poets: an anthology edited by Kevin Prufer

Family Matter by Will Eisner

L. Frank Baum, Creator of Oz: a biography by Katharine M. Rogers

A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

Sky Island by L. Frank Baum

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Titles Read in 2001

January - February

City Mouth by Hunt Emerson

Joining the Tribe: growing up gay and lesbian in the 90s by Linnea Due

Best American Poetry 2000 edited by Rita Dove; series editor: David Lehman

Paradox in Oz by Edward Einhorn; illustrations by Eric Shanower

Leonard’s Mountain of Claims and the Diet of Worms by Stephen Jay Gould

The Parrot’s Lament and other true tales of animal intrigue, intelligence, and ingenuity by Eugene Linden

Cleansing the Doors of Perception: the religious significance of entheogenic plants and chemicals by Huston Smith

Good-bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson

Train Go Sorry: inside a Deaf world by Leah Hager Cohen

Three Books: Body Rags; Mortal Acts Mortal Words; The Past by Galway Kinnell

March - June

Swimming with Giants: my encounters with whales, dolphins, and seals by Anne Collet with Marc Sich, translated by Gayle Wurst

The Invisible Musician by Ray A. Young Bear

A World Full of Gods: the strange triumph of Christianity by Keith Hopkins

Word of Mouth: an anthology of gay American poetry edited by Timothy Liu

David Boring by Daniel Clowes

The Velveteen Father: an unexpected journey to parenthood by Jesse Green

New Addresses by Kenneth Koch

Taliban: militant Islam, oil and fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

The Boy with the Thorn in His Side: a memoir by Keith Fleming

Invocation L. A. : urban multicultural poetry edited by Michelle T. Clinton

Blues for All of Us by Julia Vinograd

Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond

Familiar Spirits: a memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson by Alison Lurie

The One in the Many: a poet’s memoirs by David Ignatow

The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln by Scott McCloud

Keep the River on Your Right by Tobias Schneebaum

Losing Matt Shepard: life and politics by Beth Loffreda

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerny

Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

The Great Tranquility: questions and answers by Yehuda Amichai

Selected Poems by Giacomo Leopardi, translated by Eamon Grennan

Glottal Stop: 101 poems by Paul Celan, translated by Nikolai Popov and Heather McHugh

Stars in My Pockets Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany

Why Elephants Have Big Ears: understanding patterns of life on Earth by Chris Lavers

July - August

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The Lying Stones of Marrakech: penultimate reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

Morning Is a Long Time Coming by Bette Greene

Disguised as a Poem: my years teaching poetry at San Quentin by Judith Tannenbaum

In Pharaoh’s Army: memories of the lost war by Tobias Wolff

Selected Poems, 1938 - 1988 by Thomas McGrath

Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

Barrel Fever: stories and essays by David Sedaris

Astro City: Confession 1997, by Kurt Busiek, Brent Eric Anderson

Astro City: Family Album 1998, by Kurt Busiek, Brent Eric Anderson

Cats of the Temple by Brad Leithauser

The Borden Tragedy by Rick Geary

How to Make a Terrarium by Veronica Patterson

Swan, What Shores? by Veronica Patterson

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

The Seven Ages by Louise Gluck

The Chair: rethinking culture, body, and design by Galen Cranz

The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up by Andrew Tobias

Our Cancer Year by Joyce Brabner, Harvey Pekar, Frank Stack

Astro City: Life in the Big City 1996, Kurt Busiek, Brent E. Anderson

In the Beginning: creation stories from around the world by Virginia Hamilton; illustrations by Barry Moser

This Same Sky edited by Naomi Shihab Nye

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol. 1, by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

Wendel All Together by Howard Cruse

Her Blue Body Everything We Know: earthling poems, 1965 - 1990, complete by Alice Walker

Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels: the science behind folk remedies and old wives’ tales by Robert S. Root-Bernstein and Michele M. Root-Bernstein

Three Month Fever: the Andrew Cunanan story by Gary Indiana

The Ape and the Sushi Master: cultural reflections of a primatologist by Frans de Waal

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Edith Grossman

The Motorcycle Diaries: a journey around South America by Ernesto “Che” Guevara

Chasing Che: a motorcycle journey in search of the Guevara legend by Patrick Symmes

In Hazard by Richard Hughes

Harper’s Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry edited by Duane Niatum

Crossing the Yellow River: three hundred poems from the Chinese translated by Sam Hamill

Wreckage by Ha Jin

A Long Rainy Season: haiku and tanka edited and translated by Leza Lowitz, Miyaki Aoyama, and Akemi Tomioka

Hard Road: a Cat Marsala mystery by Barbara D’Amato

Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken by Seth

The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century vol. 2, edited by Douglas Messerli

September - December

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

Kanshi: the poetry of Ishikawa Jozan and other Edo-period poets translated by Burton Watson

Drawn and Quarterly vol. 3, edited by Chris Oliveros

Cured in the Going Bebop by Michael Gizzi

Ours, Yours by Julien Poirier

The Men’s Club by Leonard Michaels

Object of My Affections by Stephen McCauley

Body of Waking by Muriel Rukeyser

Breaking Open by Muriel Rukeyser

The Drunken Forest by Gerald Durrell

Dark Fields of the Republic: poems, 1991 - 1995 by Adrienne Rich

Sleep Demons: an insomniac’s memoir by Bill Hayes

Selling the Hammock by Kate Gale

The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst

Satan in Goray by Isaac Bashevis Singer, translated by Jacob Sloan

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Other Traditions by John Ashbery

Mandate of Heaven: a new generation of entrepreneurs, dissidents, bohemians, and technocrats lays claim to China’s future by Orville Schell

Virtual Tibet: searching for Shangri-La from the Himalayas to Hollywood by Orville Schell

Little Lit: folklore and fairy tale funnies edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly

Best American Poetry 2001 edited by Robert Hass; series editor, David Lehman

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Titles Read in 2000


Living Is What I Wanted: last poems by David Ignatow

Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

A Naturalist in Alaska by Adolph Murie

Howard’s End by E. M. Forster

Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson

Dreams of a Final Theory: the search for the fundamental laws of nature by Steven Weinberg

The Magic City by E. Nesbit

Sun Under Wood by Robert Hass

The Mercy by Philip Levine

Ringworld by Larry Niven

February - April

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. LeGuin

Tehanu: the last book of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

God: a biography by Jack Miles

The Narrow Road to the Deep North and other travel sketches by Matsuo Basho, translated by Nobuyuki Yuasa

The Classic Tradition of Haiku: an anthology edited by Faubion Bowers

Chiyo-ni: woman haiku master by Chiyo-ni, translated by Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibasi

Queer Spirits: a gay men’s myth book by Will Roscoe

Negative Wires by Rufo Noriega

New Generation: poems from China today edited by Wang Ping

Out of the Howling Storm: the new Chinese poetry edited by Tony Barnstone

Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry edited and translated by Michelle Yeh

Crow with No Mouth by Ikkyu, translated by Stephen Berg

Haiku Harvest translated by Peter Beilenson and Harry Behn

Archaeology of the Circle: new and selected poems by Bruce Weigl

Shells by Craig Arnold


Country of My Skull: guilt, sorrow, and the limits of forgiveness in the new South Africa by Antjie Krog

The Selected Poems of Po Chu-i by Po Chu-i, translated by David Hinton

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca by Federico Garcia Lorca, edited by Francisco Garcia Lorca and Donald M. Allen

Selected Poems: Lorca and Jimenez edited and translated by Robert Bly

June - December

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

The Scientist in the Crib: minds, brains, and how children learn by Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Patricia K. Kuhl

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Fat Man in a Middle Seat: forty years of covering politics by Jack Germond

A Book of Luminous Things: an international anthology of poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz

One Continuous Mistake: four noble truths for writers by Gail Sher

What’s Michael?: living together by Makoto Kobayashi, translated by Dana Lewis and Toren Smith

Blue Is the Hero: poems, 1960 - 1975 by Bill Berkson

Serenade: poetry and prose, 1975 - 1989 by Bill Berkson

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Virtually Normal: an argument about homosexuality by Andrew Sullivan

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Roadside Dog by Czeslaw Milosz

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Japanese Mythology by Julie Piggott

Our Paris: sketches from memory by Edmund White

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Kid: what happened after my boyfriend and I decided to get pregnant by Dan Savage

The Edna Webster Collection of Undiscovered Writings by Richard Brautigan

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

Odes of Roba by Clark Coolidge

Plasticville by David Trinidad

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Flashbacks and Premonitions by Jon Longhi

Mongrel: essays, diatribes, and pranks by Justin Chin

Twisted History by Dale Jensen

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Perfect Example by John Porcellino

Collected Poems, 1930 - 1983 by Josephine Miles

The Very Thing That Happens by Russell Edson

The Golden Age of Marvel Comics edited by Tom Brevoort

Inside the Animal Mind by George Page

The Social Lives of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

When Elephants Weep: the emotional lives of animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Massson and Susan McCarthy

The Tipping Point: how little things can make a big difference by Malcolm Gladwell

A Frieze for a Temple of Love by Edward Field

Essential Zen edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Tensho David Schneider

Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

Warriors Don’t Cry: a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals

The Professor and the Madman: a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

On Writing: a memoir of the craft by Stephen King

Shrub: the short but happy political life of George W. Bush by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

Reading Between the Signs: intercultural communication for Sign Language interpreters by Anna Mindess

A Journey into the Deaf-World by Harlan Lane, Robert Hoffmeister, Ben Bahan

Tigers in the Snow by Peter Matthiessen

The Tribe of Tiger: cats and their culture by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Boss Cupid by Thom Gunn

An Unfortunate Woman: a journey by Richard Brautigan

Friday, July 21, 2017

Titles Read in 1999


Silent Thunder: in the presence of elephants by Katy Payne

Sweet Machine by Mark Doty

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan vols. 1 and 2, by John L. Stephens

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

February - June

Traveler’s Tales: Brazil edited by Annette Haddad and Scott Doggett

Into a Wild Sanctuary: a life in music and natural sound by Bernie Krause

The Best American Poetry 1998 edited by John Hollander; series editor: David Lehman

The Cane Groves of Narmada River: erotic poems of old India edited and translated by Andrew Schelling

How the Sky Fell by Denise Duhamel

The Sacred Path: spells, prayers, and power songs of the American Indians edited by John Bierhorst

Wearing the Morning Star: Native American song-poems edited by Brian Swann

Full House: the spread of excellence from Plato to Darwin by Stephen Jay Gould

Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: myth and metaphor in the discovery of geological time by Stephen Jay Gould

Dinosaur in a Haystack by Stephen Jay Gould

Hiroshima by John Hersey

The Year of the Gorilla by George B. Schaller

Into Thin Air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson

Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

The Anchorage by Mark Wunderlich

Dearest Goddess: translations from Latvian folk poetry by Eso Benjamins

Anthology of Armenian Poetry translated and edited by Diana Der Hovanessian and Marzbed Margossian

The Static Element: selected poems by Natan Zach, translated by Peter Everwine and Shulamit Yasny-Starkman

The Cloud of Unknowing author unknown, translated by Clifton Wolters

Living Instead by William Bronk

Plum Blossom: poems of Li Ch’ing Chao by Li Ch’ing Chao, translated by James Cryer

Undersong: chosen poems old and new, revised by Audre Lord

The Heinemann Book of African Women’s Poetry edited by Stella and Frank Chipasula

July - September

The Master Letters by Lucie Brock-Broido

Selected Poems by Robert Bly

Love and Time: the poems of Ou-Yang Hsiu by Ou-Yang Hsiu, edited and translated by J. P. Seaton

Old Friend from Far Away: 150 Chinese poems translated by C. H. Kwock and Vincent McHugh

Selected Poems of Su Tung-P’o by Su Tung-P’o, translated by Burton Watson

Li Pai: 200 selected poems by Li Pai [Li Po], translated by Rewi Alley

Mind Riiot: coming of age in comix edited by Karen D. Hirsch

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, translated by Lloyd Alexander

Figments of the Firmament by Margaret Rabb

Fernando’s Cafe by Fernando D. Castro

At My Ease: uncollected poems of the fifties and sixties by David Ignatow, edited by Virginia R. Ferris

Despite the Plainness of the Day: love poems by David Ignatow

Laughing Lost in the Mountains: poems of Wang Wei by Wang Wei, translated by Tony Barnstone, Willis Barnstone, and Xu Haixin

Tea by D. A. Powell

Modern Japanese Haiku: an anthology edited and translated by Makoto Ueda

Of This World: a poet’s life in poetry by Richard Lewis

The Shadow of Kilimanjaro: on foot across East Africa by Rick Ridgeway

Moments of Rising Mist: a collection of Sung landscape poetry edited and translated by Amitendranath Tagore

The Pilot Star Elegies by Sherod Santos

Twilight at the Equator by Jaime Manrique

Father and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, translated by George Reavey

Shedding Life: disease, politics, and other human conditions by Miroslav Holub

Walt Whitman: a life by Justin Kaplan

Not Far from the River: poems from the Gatha Saptasati by David Ray


One Hundred Frogs by Hiroaki Sato

The Corruption of American Politics: what went wrong and why by Elizabeth Drew

Color of My Living Heart by Floyd Salas

Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein

The Man in the Ceiling by Jules Feiffer

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Next of Kin: what chimpanzees have taught me about who we are by Roger Fouts, with Stephen Turkel Mills

Gilgamesh by David Ferry

Hell Soup by Sparrow 13 Laughing Wand

La Symphonie Pastorale by Andre Gide, translated by Dorothy Bussy

November - December

Oral Tradition: selected poems old and new by Jewelle Gomez

The Cinnamon Peeler: selected poems by Michael Ondaatje

Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr

The Redshifting Web: poems, 1970 - 1978 by Arthur Sze

The Best American Poetry 1999 edited by Robert Bly; series editor: David Lehman

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

American Indian Poetry: an anthology of songs and chants edited by George W. Cronyn

The Fatal Bullet: a true account of the assassination, lingering pain, death and burial of James A. Garfield, 20th president of the U. S. by Rick Geary

The Dream of the Unified Field: selected poems, 1974 - 1994 by Jorie Graham

Burnt Offerings by Timothy Liu

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Titles Read in 1998

January - May

Oz and Beyond: the fantasy world of L. Frank Baum by Michael O. Riley

To Jerusalem and Back: a personal account by Saul Bellow

Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather

Heaven’s Coast: a memoir by Mark Doty

The Collected Poems, 1931 - 1987 by Czeslaw Milosz

The Orange Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lang

View with a Grain of Sand: selected poems by Wislawa Szymborska, translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanaugh

Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China by Arthur Waley

The Sound of Water: haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa translated by Sam Hamill

June - September

The Best American Poetry 1997 edited by James Tate; series editor: David Lehman

No Contest: the case against competition by Alfie Kohn

Selected Poetry, 1937 - 1990 by Joao Cabral de Melo Neto, edited by Djelal Kadir

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe, translated by John Nathan

The Horse Has Six Legs: an anthology of Serbian poetry edited and translated by Charles Simic

Without by Donald Hall

October - December

Heaven My Blanket, Earth My Pillow by Yang Wan-li, translated by Jonathan Chaves

People on a Bridge by Wislawa Szymborska, translated by Adam Czerniawski

Terrain poems by Molly Fisk, Dan Bellm, Forrest Hamer

Call and Response by Forrest Hamer

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Wearing Dad’s Head by Barry Yourgrau

Words for the Taking: the hunt for a plagiarist by Neal Bowers

Pilgrim of the Clouds by Yuan Hung-tao, translated by Jonathan Chaves

Three Gospels translated by Reynolds Price

Paul: the mind of the apostle by A. N. Wilson

The Essential Jesus edited by John Dominic Crossan

Waiting for the Weekend by Witold Rybczynski

I Become Part of It: sacred dimensions in Native American life edited by D. M. Dooling and Paul Jordan-Smith

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Titles Read in 1997

January - April

The Gold at the Starbow’s End by Frederik Pohl

The Shambala Guide to Yoga by Georg Feuerstein

Tao: the watercourse way by Alan Watts

Fine Madness no. 20 and 21

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado, translated by James L. Taylor and William Grossman

The Essential Haiku: versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa edited and translated by Robert Hass

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Underfoot in Show Business by Helene Hanff

Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing

The Best American Poetry 1996 edited by Adrienne Rich; series editors: David Lehman

Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

The Ink Dark Moon: love poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu translated by Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani

Take It Like a Man: the autobiography of Boy George by Boy George O’Dowd, with Spencer Bright

Poems from Black Africa edited by Langston Hughes

Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson, edited by Stanley Appelbaum

The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

Cry of the Kalahari by Mark and Delia Owens

May - December

Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone

Castle Waiting: the Curse of Brambly Hedge by Linda Medley

No Love Lost by Ariel Bordeaux

The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry third edition, edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier

The Sexual Brain by Simon LeVay

Some Holy Googolplex by Horehound Stillpoint (Greg Taylor)

Naked by David Sedaris

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Powerless: selected poems, 1973 - 1990 by Tim Dlugos, edited by David Trinidad

Falconer by John Cheever

The World and Its Streets, Places by Larry Eigner

Things Stirring Together or Far Away by Larry Eigner

Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal

Myron by Gore Vidal

A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

Empathy by Sarah Schulman

Japanese Haiku translator uncredited, Peter Pauper Press

Around the World in Eight Days by Jules Verne

The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, translated by Constance Garnett

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks

The Death of Ivan Ilych and other stories by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Aylmer Maude and J. D. Duff

Sick of Icarus by Andre Ricciardi

A New Geography of Poets edited by Edward Field, Gerald Locklin, Charles Stetler

Kurt Cobain and Mozart Are Both Dead: the second Leonard and Larry collection by Tim Barela

Bite Hard by Justin Chin

Among Whales by Roger Payne

Coming of Age with Elephants by Joyce Poole

Bonobo: the forgotten ape by Frans de Waal and Frans Lanting

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman

Reflections of Eden: my years with the orangutans of Borneo by Birute Galdikas

The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

Back Roads to Far Towns by Basho, translated by Cid Corman

Breath on the Mirror: mythic voices and visions of the living Maya by Dennis Tedlock

Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban

Dolphin Days: the life and times of the spinner dolphin by Kenneth S. Norris

Opium Wars by Phil Taggart

Silver Dollar by Carol Ann Russell

The Wooden Soldiers of Oz by Alexander Volkov, translated by Mary G. Langford

The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum

Tread the Dark by David Ignatow

Whisper to the Earth by David Ignatow

The Longest Walk: an odyssey of the human spirit by George Meehan

The Collected Novels of Franz Kafka: The Trial, The Castle, America by Franz Kafka, translated by Willa and Edwin Muir

A Different Person: a memoir by James Merrill

Maurice by E. M. Forster

Boy: tales of childhood by Roald Dahl

Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter edited by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Times Ten: an anthology of Northern California poets edited by David Alpaugh

Loose Ends by Owen Hill

The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks

All the Conspirators by Christopher Isherwood

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Titles Read in 1996

January - February

Brazilian Poetry edited by Emanuel Brasil and William Jay Smith

A Season in Hell and Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Bertrand Mathieu

Love and the Misfortune Cookie poetry manuscript by Tim Donnelly

The Maya 5th edition, by Michael D. Coe

La Capital: the biography of Mexico City by Jonathan Kandell

March - April

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry edited by Ed Ochester and Peter Oresick

The Power Game: how Washington works by Hedrick Smith

The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz, translated by J. M. Cohen

The Fate of the Elephant by Douglas H. Chadwick

Solution Passage: poems, 1978 - 1981 by Clark Coolidge

Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda, edited by Nathaniel Tarn, translations by Anthony Kerrigan, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reed, and Nathaniel Tarn

Earthlight by Andre Breton, translated by Bill Zavatsky and Zack Rogow

Technicians of the Sacred: a range of poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania edited by Jerome Rothenberg

May - July

Things We Need: two stories by Chris Schneider

The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry edited by John Tranter and Philip Mead

The Rape of the Nile: tomb robbers, tourists, and archaeologists in Egypt by Brian M. Fagan

Homophobia: a weapon of sexism by Suzanne Pharr

New and Selected Poems by Philip Levine

In Evil Hour by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa

The Manner ‘Music’ by Charles Reznikoff

The Autobiography and other writings by Benjamin Franklin, edited by L. Jesse Lemisch

An Autobiographical Novel by Kenneth Rexroth

Concrete Poetry: a world view edited by Mary Ellen Solt

A History of Writing by Albertine Gaur

August - October

I Smell Esther Williams and other stories by Mark Leyner

Literal Madness: Kathy Goes to Haiti, My Death My Life By Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Florida three novels by Kathy Acker

Mars: the story of the red planet by Peter Cattermole

Stonehenge Complete by Christopher Chippindale

Euripides’ Medea by Euripides, translated by Brendan Kennelly

Tuning by David Antin

What it means to be avant-garde by David Antin

The Woman Who Owned the Shadows by Paula Gunn Allen

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

Chris Burden: a twenty-year survey by Chris Burden

November - December

The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills

Collected Poems, 1948 - 1984 by Derek Walcott

Gilgamesh translated from the Sin-lequi-unninni version by John Gardner and John Maier, with Richard A. Henshaw

Equal in Desire by Clive Matson

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The Best American Poetry 1995 edited by Richard Howard; series editor: David Lehman

The Elements of Yoga by Godfrey Devereux

The Teachers and Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms edited by Ron Padgett

Rhyme’s Reason: a guide to English verse by John Hollander

Yoga and the Hindu Tradition by Jean Varenne, translated by Derek Coltman

Buddhism: a history by Noble Ross Reat

Monday, July 17, 2017

Titles Read in 1995


Night Shift at the Crucifix Factory by Philip Dacey

Dropping the Bow: poems from ancient India translations by Andrew Schelling

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens


Windows / Walls / Yard / Ways : (lines squared / paths worlds / backwards / sight by Larry Eigner, edited by Robert Grenier

Fire in the Lake: the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances Fitzgerald

The Hidden Life of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood

Symposium of the Whole: a range of discourse toward an Ethnopoetics edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Diane Rothenberg

March - May

Rescue the Dead by David Ignatow

Facing the Tree by David Ignatow

What Binds Us to This World by Robert Cording

The Confessions of St Augustine by St Augustine, translated by Rex Warner

The Infinite Moment: poems from ancient Greek translated by Sam Hamill

At Last We Enter Paradise by Richard Jones

Old Snow by Bei Dao, translated by Bonnie S. McDougall and Chen Maiping

Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad

The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Best American Poetry 1994 edited by A. R. Ammons; series editors: David Lehman

A Perfect Time by Richard Jones

Complete Poems by Li Ch’ing Chao, translated by Kenneth Rexroth and Ling Chung

Lake Effect Country by A. R. Ammons

Worldly Hopes by A. R. Ammons

The Sea and the Honeycomb: a book of tiny poems edited by Robert Bly

June - July

The Poetry Reading: a contemporary compendium on language and performance by Stephen Vincent and Ellen Zweig

In the American Tree edited by Ron Silliman

Calendar of Dust by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Corpse and Mirror by John Yau

To the Center of the Earth by Michael Fried


The Palm at the End of the Mind: selected poems and a play by Wallace Stevens, edited by Holly Stevens

Coming Out: an anthology of international gay and lesbian writings edited by Stephan Likosky

What Work Is by Philip Levine

Prayers at 3 a.m.: poems, songs, chants, and prayers for the middle of the night edited by Phil Cousineau

Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lover’s Hand by Martin Espada

Every War Must End by Fred Charles Ikle

Holocaust by Charles Reznikoff

The Temple by Stephen Spender

September - November

New Poems: The Other Part (1908) by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Edward Snow

ERT!: Not Available Comics by Matt Feazell

Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, translated by Walter Starkie

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima, translated by John Nathan

A Different Mirror: a history of multicultural America by Ronald Takaki

The Trouble with Harry Hay by Stuart Timmons

Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu

Pocket Meteors: the Complete Works of Amy Kashiwabara, vol. II by Amy Kashiwabara

Testimony, vol. 1: The United States (1885 -1915) by Charles Reznikoff

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

The Zuni Man-Woman by Will Roscoe

Soulstorm: stories by Clarice Lispector, translated by Alexis Levitin

Barren Lives by Graciliano Ramos, translated by Ralph Edward Dimmick


The Lives of a Cell: notes of a biology watcher by Lewis Thomas

The Power of Language by Francis Ponge, translated by Serge Gavronsky

Venture to the Interior by Laurens van der Post

Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis, translated by Helen Caldwell

Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse

No More Masks!: an anthology of twentieth-century American women poets edited by Florence Howe

Another Republic: 17 European and South American writers edited by Charles Simic and Mark Strand

Sun Songs: creation myths from around the world edited by Raymond Van Over

We Say No: chronicles, 1963 - 1991 by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Mark Fried, et al

Friday, July 14, 2017

Titles Read in 1994


A Poets’ Work: the other side of poetry by Sam Hamill

Good Night, Paul by Robert Peters

Mary Diana Dodds, a Gentleman and a Scholar by Betty T. Bennett

Without Warning by Patricia Donegan

Closer by Dennis Cooper

Life’s Dominion: an argument about abortion, euthanasia, and individual freedom by Ronald Dworkin


Listening to Prozac: a psychiatrist explores antidepressant drugs and the remaking of the self by Peter D. Kramer

LSD: my problem chid: reflections on sacred drugs, mysticism, and science by Albert Hoffman, translated by Jonathan Ott

Beyond the Andes: my search for the origins of pre-Inca civilization by Pino Turolla

The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, translated by William O’Daly

Interzone by William S. Burroughs, edited by James Grauerholz

The Pencil: a history of design and circumstance by Henry Petroski


Last Words by Antler

A Cat Is Watching: a look at the way cats see us by Roger Caras

A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane by Barry Yourgrau

America Revised: history schoolbooks in the twentieth century by Frances FitzGerald

Battle Report by Harvey Shapiro

Accidental Weather by Sherod Santos

Three Chinese Poets: translations of poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai [Li Po], and Du Fu [Tu Fu] by Vikram Seth

Shadowing the Ground by David Ignatow

Hotel Insomnia by Charles Simic

The Book of Gods and Devils by Charles Simic

The World Doesn’t End by Charles Simic

Classic Ballroom Dances by Charles Simic

Charon’s Cosmology by Charles Simic

Return to a Place Lit by a Glass of Milk by Charles Simic

Dismantling the Silence by Charles Simic

April - May

Ohitika Woman by Mary Brave Bird with Richard Erodes

Freedom’s in Sight by Alta

Letters to Women by Alta

No Visible Means of Support by Alta

I Am Not a Practicing Angel by Alta

The Man Who Shook Hands by Diane Wakoski

Androgyne, Mon Amour by Tennessee Williams

The Nature of Yearning by David Huddle

Jimmy’s Blues by James Baldwin

Issa: Cup of Tea Poems: selected haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue

The Knot by Alice Jones

Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness by Bob Kaufman

The Clouds of That Country by Jack Anderson

One Hundred Poems from the Japanese translations by Kenneth Rexroth

Open Secret versions of Rumi by John Moyne and Coleman Barks

Poems of the Late T’ang translated by A. C. Graham

Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood

New Italian Poets edited by Dana Gioia and Michael Palma

Late Returns: a memoir of Ted Berrigan by Tom Clark

The Good, the Bad, and the Famous by Len Sherman

Natural Birth by Toi Derricotte


Waters / Places / A Time by Larry Eigner

Half a Bottle of Catsup by Ted Fleischman

A Primer for the Gradual Understanding of Gertrude Stein edited by Robert Bartlett Haas

Selected Poems by Larry Eigner

July - November

Postwar Polish Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz

Captivity by Toi Derricotte

Ants Will Not Eat Your Fingers: a selection of traditional African poems edited by Leonard Doob

Sixty Poems of Martial in Translation by Martial, translated by Dudley Fitts

Revenge of the Apple by Alicia Portnoy

The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman, et al

Vertical Poetry by Roberto Juarroz

Earthquake Weather by August Kleinzahler

The Ancient Rain: poems, 1956 - 1978 by Bob Kaufman, edited by Raymond Faye

The Minus Sign: selected poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, translated by Virginia de Araujo

Breathing by Mark O’Brien

The Women and the Men by Nikki Giovanni

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Collected Poems, 1909 - 1962 by T. S. Eliot

The White Album by Joan Didion

Bread edited by Jake Goodson

The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

Memoirs by Pablo Neruda

The Brethren: inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong

On Being Blue: a philosophical inquiry by William Gass


Answer Song by David Trinidad

Transparence of the World by Jean Follain, translated by W. S. Merwin

Selected Poems and Translations, 1969 - 1991 by William Matthews