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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Titles Read in 1993


A Full Heart by Edward Field

It Was Fever That Made the World by Jim Powell

An Anthology of New York Poets edited by Ron Padgett

Facing the Snow: visions of Tu Fu by Tu Fu, translations by Sam Hamill

One Hundred Poems from the Chinese translations by Kenneth Rexroth

Teachings by David Fisher

One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese: Love and the Turning Year translations by Kenneth Rexroth

The Triggering Town: lectures and essays on poetry and writing by Richard Hugo

Losers Weepers: an anthology of found poems by George Hitchcock

Open Poetry: four anthologies of expanded poems edited by Ronald Gross and George Quasha with Emmett Williams, John Robert Colombo, and Walter Lowenfels

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

Dark of the Moon by Sara Teasdale

Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale

Helen of Troy and other poems by Sara Teasdale

February - May

Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame by Charles Bukowski

The Before Columbus Foundation Poetry Anthology: selections from the American Book Awards, 1980 - 1990 edited by J. J. Phillips, Ishmael Reed, Gundars Strads, and Shawn Wong

One Hundred and Seventy Chinese Poems translated by Arthur Waley

Street Samurai by Julia Vinograd

Space by Clark Coolidge

The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 by Richard Brautigan

Stand Up, Friend, With Me by Edward Field

Counting Myself Lucky: selected poems, 1963 - 1992 by Edward Field

Mad Maria by Marcio Souza, translated by Thomas Colchie

Downstream from Trout Fishing in America: a memoir of Richard Brautigan by Keith Abbott

Revenge of the Lawn: stories, 1962 - 1970 by Richard Brautigan

The Wounded Breakfast by Russell Edson

The Childhood of an Equestrian by Russell Edson

American Poetry in the Twentieth Century by Kenneth Rexroth

Becoming a Man: half a life story by Paul Monette

The Hunt by Lyn Hejinian

An Atlas of the Difficult World: poems, 1988 - 1991 by Adrienne Rich

The Lotus Lovers: Tzu Yeh and Li Ch’ing Chao translated by Sam Hamill

Fade to Prompt by John Mason

Ocker by P. Inman

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

New American Poets of the 90s edited by Jack Myers and Roger Weingarten

Once Out of Nature by Jim Simmerman

The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Helen Lane

Into the Heart: one man’s pursuit of love and knowledge among the Yanomama by Kenneth Good with David Chanoff

Poetry with an Edge edited by Neil Astley

The Whale and Other Uncollected Translations by Richard Wilbur

The Orchid Boat: women poets of China translations by Kenneth Rexroth

Edificio Sayonara by John Yau

The Poems of Catullus by Catullus, translated by Charles Martin

Travelling in the Family: selected poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, edited by Thomas Colchie and Mark Strand

Rapture by Susan Mitchell

The Stillness, the Dancing by Linda Bierds

June - July

The Landscape of Exile by Jay Griswold

The Contemporary World Poets edited by Donald Junkins

Contemporary Macedonian Poetry edited by Ewald Osers

Field Trips on the Rapid Transit by Jack Anderson

The Goodbyes by John Ash

Ceremonies: prose and poetry by Essex Hemphill

The Tokyo-Montana Express by Richard Brautigan

The Collected Verse of Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll

A Confederate General from Big Sur by Richard Brautigan

Dreaming of Babylon by Richard Brautigan

The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan

Out in the World: gay and lesbian life from Buenos Aires to Bangkok by Neil Miller

American Tongue and Cheek: a populist guide to our language by Jim Quinn

The Chalice and the Blade: our history, our future by Riane Eisler

The Branching Stairs by John Ash

Poems Before and After: collected English translations by Miroslav Holub

Kidstuff by William Talcott

Papua Pocket Poets vol. 1 - 22, (1967 - 1971), edited by Ulli Beier

The book of Nods by Jim Carroll

Papua Pocket Poets vol. 34 - 36, 39, 40, (1973) edited by Prithvindra Chakravarti

Beyond Paradise: poetry by lesbians and gay men editor uncredited

Battle for the Elephants by Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton

New and Selected Poems by Brendan Kennelly

A Small Light by Brendan Kennelly

The Sun Placed in the Abyss and Other Texts by Francis Ponge, translated by Serge Gavronsky

The Gay Decades: from Stonewall to the present: the people and events that shaped gay lives by Leigh Rutledge

The People Rising: the campaign against the Bork nomination by Michael Pertschuk and Wendy Schaetzel

The City in Which I Love You by Li-Young Lee


Family Values: two moms and their son by Phyllis Burke

Vanishing Lung Syndrome by Miroslav Holub, translated by David Young and Dana Habova

Calafia: the California poetry edited by Ishmael Reed

Anthology of L. A. Poets edited by Charles Bukowski, Neeli Cherry, and Paul Vangelisti

The Culture of Desire: paradox and perversity in gay lives today by Frank Browning

Eight Little Piggies: reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould

Blue Boys: poems by Philebus, Edmund John, Cathbert Wright edited by Paul I. Webb

Wonderful Life: the Burgess shale and the nature of history by Stephen Jay Gould

John by Ron Schrieber

Going To and Fro and Walking Up and Down by Charles Reznikoff

Trumpets from the Islands of Their Eviction by Martin Espada

Bright Moon, Perching Birds by Li Po and Tu Fu, translations by J. P. Seaton and James Cryer

Disbelief by John Ash


Queer in America: sex, the media, and the closets of power by Michelangelo Signorile

The Burnt Pages by John Ash

The Magic World: American Indian songs and poems edited by William Brandon

Impresario: Malcolm McLaren and the British New Wave by Paul Taylor

The Cell by Lyn Hejinian

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

Song of the Sky: versions of Native American songs and poems by Brian Swann

Self-Made by Florence Elon

October - December

The Complete Poems of Charles Reznikoff, vol. 1: 1918 - 1936 by Charles Reznikoff, edited by Seamus Cooney

Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit by Charles Bukowski

Coast to Coast by Bruce Bawer

My Alexandria by Mark Doty

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

In the Absence of the Sacred: the failure of technology and the survival of the Indian nations by Jerry Mander

Frisk by Dennis Cooper

Willard and His Bowling Trophies by Richard Brautigan

Gay Ideas: outing and other controversies by Richard D. Mohr

Bully for Brontosaurus: reflections in natural history by Stephen Jay Gould

Styrofoam Ghosts by Julia Vinograd

Heartlands: a gay man’s odyssey across America by Darrell Yates Rist

The Complete Poems of Charles Reznikoff, vol. 2: poems, 1937 - 1975 by Charles Reznikoff, edited by Seamus Cooney

The Best American Poetry 1993 edited by Louise Gluck; series editor: David Lehman

Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes

This Earth, That Sky by Manuel Bandeira, translated by Candace Slater

Collected Poems by Paul Goodman, edited by Taylor Stoehr

Possession: a romance by A. S. Byatt

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Titles Read in 1992


Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets edited by R. Parthasarathy

The Dinosaur Man: tales of madness and enchantment from the back ward by Susan Baur

Everybody Ought to Know edited by Ogden Nash

Horse Crazy by Gary Indiana

Modern Haiku vol. XXI no. 3, vol. XXII, no. 1 and 2, 1990 - 1991

Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards 1953: a compilation of original poetry published in magazines of the English-speaking world in 1952 editor-in-chief: Robert Thomas Moore

2-Rabbit, 7-Wind: poems from ancient Mexico retold from Nahuatl texts by Toni de Gerez

Frameless Windows, Squares of Lights by Cathy Song

Sunset in a Spider Web: Sijo poetry of ancient Korea adapted by Virginia Olsen Baron from translations by Chun Seuk Park

The Apple That Astonished Paris by Billy Collins

Junky by William S. Burroughs

Cricket Songs Japanese haiku translated by Harry Behn

More Cricket Songs Japanese haiku translated by Harry Behn

Fictions from the Self by Michael Burkard

Berkeley Street Cannibals by Julia Vinograd

In the Trail of the Wind: American Indian poems and ritual orations edited by John Bierhorst

A Vindication of the Rights of Whores edited by Gail Pheterson

In Other Words by May Swenson

The New Polish Poetry: a bilingual collection edited by Milne Holton and Paul Vangelisti

Slow Juggling by Karen Bodine

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Hand Over Heart: poems, 1981 - 1988 by David Trinidad

Questions About Angels by Billy Collins

A Hive of Bees by John Crompton

The Diary of “Helena Morley” translated and edited by Elizabeth Bishop


Yellow Light by Garrett Kaoru Hongo

Hank: the life of Charles Bukowski by Neeli Cherkovski

War All the Time: poems, 1981 - 1984 by Charles Bukowski

Naming Our Destiny: new and selected poems by June Jordan

The Making of a Poem by Stephen Spender

The Best American Poetry 1991 edited by Mark Strand; series editor: David Lehman

Sombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan

American Primitive by Mary Oliver

Rivers to the Sea by Sara Teasdale


Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag

Sappho: a new translation by Sappho, translated by Mary Barnard

Sappho Poems and Fragments by Sappho, translated by Guy Davenport

The Songs of Sappho: in English translation by many poets editor uncredited, Peter Pauper Press

Sappho Fragments by Sappho, translated by Shern Williams

The Poems of Sappho by Sappho, translated by Suzy Q. Groden

Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt by Richard Brautigan

Best Poems of 1926 selected by Thomas Moult

The River of Heaven by Garrett Hongo

New Fairy Tales by Karel Capek and One More Thrown in For Good Measure by Karel Capek, translated by Dagmar Herman

Tango by Daniel Halpern

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald [edited text]

American Poetry Since 1970: Up Late edited by Andrei Codrescu

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: a short novel and three stories by Truman Capote


What It’s Like to Be a Flight Attendant by Elizabeth Rich

… So Little Time by Mike Hippler

Until You Are Dead: the book of executions in America by Frederick Drimmer

Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets translated and annotated by Willis Barnstone

The Death Notebooks by Anne Sexton

Child of Europe: a new anthology of East European poetry edited by Michael March

Black Hair by Gary Soto

Contemporary Finnish Poetry edited and translated by Herbert Lamas


The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

The Water Inside the Water by Susan Mitchell

Splitting and Binding by Pattiann Rogers

Corpse Delectable by Danielle Willis

How to Become a Virgin by Quentin Crisp

Transformations by Anne Sexton

Mary Robinson: a president with a purpose by Fergus Finlay

Fighting Terms by Thom Gunn

Fade Out: the calamitous final days of MGM by Peter Bart

Parliament: the great British democracy swindle by Adam Lively

A Bill of Rights for Britain by Ronald Dworkin

Against the Wall by Julia Vinograd


Pizza Face, or The Hero of Suburbia by Ken Siman

The Sense of Movement by Thom Gunn

Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan

The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster by Richard Brautigan

In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan

The Early Homosexual Rights Movement, 1861 - 1935 by John Lauritsen and David Thorstad

Words for Dr Y by Anne Sexton, edited by Linda Gray Sexton

45 Mercy Street by Anne Sexton, edited by Linda Gray Sexton

Close-Up: how to read the American city by Grandy Clay

Collected Shorter Poems by Ezra Pound

The Little School: tales of disappearance and survival in Argentina by Alicia Partnoy, translated by Alicia Partnoy with Lois Athey and Sandra Braunstein

Satan Says by Sharon Olds

Curzon in Love by Daniel Curzon

Bears Dancing in the Northern Air by Christiane Jacox Kyle

Amazons and Military Maids: women who dressed as men in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness by Julie Wheelwright

My Sad Captains by Thom Gunn

To the Air by Thom Gunn

Dogs in Lingerie by Danielle Willis

Popol Vuh: the great mythological book of the ancient May translated by Ralph Nelson

Chog: a gothic fable by Quentin Crisp


Against Religion by A. N. Wilson

Double Exposure: fiction into film by Joy Gould Boyum

Bricks and Anchors by Jon Longhi

Moly by Thom Gunn

How to Go to the Movies by Quentin Crisp

The Master Key by L. Frank Baum

Folks Tales for the General by Patrick Galvin

The American Amusement Park Industry by Judith A. Adams

An Anthology of Twentieth Century Brazilian Poetry edited by Elizabeth Bishop and Emanuel Brasil

The Dead and the Living by Sharon Olds

The Father by Sharon Olds


The Fate of American Poetry by Jonathan Holden

Positives by Thom Gunn

Mandrakes by Thom Gunn

The European Tribe by Caryl Phillips

The Hole in the Flag: a Romanian exile’s story of return and revolution by Andrei Codrescu

Life of Python by George Perry

So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away by Richard Brautigan

Twisted Sisters: a collection of bad girl art edited by Diane Noomin

The Expectations of Light by Pattiann Rogers

The Tattooed Lady in the Garden by Pattiann Rogers

Queer by William S. Burroughs

Poems, 1958 - 1980 by Pentti Saarikoski, translated by Anselm Hollo

The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds

I’m Tap Dancing by Geri DiGiorno

Diary Cows by Ronald Koertge


The Long Approach by Maxine Kumin

Nurture by Maxine Kumin

Rose by Li-young Lee

Jubiaba by Jorge Amado, translated by Margaret A. Neves

Cannibal Consciousness: street selections, 1976 - 1982 by Julia Vinograd


Wormwood Review vol. 23 (1983); vol. 27 - 29 (1987 - 1989) edited by Marvin Malone

Shaking the Pumpkin: traditional poetry of the Indian North Americans edited by Jerome Rothenberg

The Best American Poetry 1992 edited by Charles Simic; series editor: David Lehman

Contemporary Korean Poetry edited by Ko Won


The Passion According to G. H. by Clarice Lispector, translated by Ronald W. Sousa

Looking for Luck by Maxine Kumin

Scarlet and Mellow by Alfred Kreymborg

Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Poetry edited by Dudley Fitts

Collected Poems by C. P. Cavafy, translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard, edited by George Savidis


Wormwood Review v. 24 - 26 (1984 - 1986)
edited by Marvin Malone
The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Edith Grossman

Queer Edward II by Derek Jarman

Fires: essays, poems, stories by Raymond Carver

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Titles Read in 1991

January - February

Who Will Know Us? by Gary Soto

In the North by Nina Bogin

The Great Poetry Bake-Off by Robert Peters

Hunting the Snark: a compendium of new poetic terminology by Robert Peters

Elephant Memories: thirteen years in the life of an elephant family by Cynthia Moss


The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Graywolf Annual Six: stories from the rest of the world edited by Scott Walker

Nobody Knows My Name: notes of a native son by James Baldwin

Borrowed Time: an AIDS memoir by Paul Monette

Brother Songs: a male anthology of poetry edited by Jim Perlman

New and Selected Things Taking Place by May Swenson

Where Water Comes Together with Other Water by Raymond Carver

The Woman Warrior: memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston


The Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White

Lighting the Night: revolution in Eastern Europe by William Echikson

More Man Than You’ll Ever Be: gay folklore and acculturation in Middle America by Joseph P. Goodwin

Son of the Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

A New Path to the Waterfall by Raymond Carver

Men and Intimacy: personal accounts exploring the dilemmas of modern male sexuality edited by Franklin Abbott

Articles of War: a collection of poetry about World War II edited by Leon Stokesbury

The Morning Star by Kenneth Rexroth

A Man Without Words by Susan Schaller

The Awful Rowing Toward God by Anne Sexton

In the Name of God: the Khomeini decade by Robin Wright


Awake by Dorianne Laux

Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor

The Politics of History by Howard Zinn

Swimmer in the Secret Sea by William Kotzwinkle

Down in My Heart by William E. Stafford

The Life That Lives on Man by Michael Andrews

Collected Poems by Marianne Moore

These Green-Going-to-Yellow by Marvin Bell

I am the Bitter Name by C. K. Williams

With Ignorance by C. K. Williams

Making Peace with the Planet by Barry Commoner

Zero Makes me Hungry: a collection of poems for today edited by Edward Leuders and Primus St John

Drawn by Stones, by Earth, by Things that Have Been in the Fire by Marvin Bell

The Complete Poems of Stephen Crane by Stephen Crane, edited by Joseph Katz

Cruelty by Ai

June - July

Family Reunion by Paul Zimmer

Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork by Richard Brautigan

Nobody’s Business: the paradoxes of privacy by Alida Brill

Tar by C. K. Williams

Peacemaking among Primates by Frans de Waal

The Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano

Selected Poems of Cristina Rossetti by Cristina Rossetti, edited by Marya Zaturenska

Picture Bride by Cathy Song

Stolen Words: forays into the origins and ravages of plagiarism by Thomas Mallon

Indian Givers: how the Indians of the Americas transformed the world by Jack Weatherford

Century of the Wind, vol. 3 of The Memory of Fire by Eduardo Galeano

Time’s Power: poems, 1985 - 1988 by Adrienne Rich

A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far: poems, 1978 - 1981 by Adrienne Rich

3000 Years of Black Poetry edited by Alan Lomax and Raoul Abdul

Home Before Morning: the story of an army nurse in Vietnam by Lynda Van Devanter with Christopher Morgan

Pipers at the Gates of Dawn: the wisdom of children’s literature by Jonathan Cott

The Choices We Made: twenty-five women and men speak out about abortion by Angela Bonavoglia

Migraine: understanding a common disorder by Oliver Sacks

Men and Women: together and alone edited by Morty Sklar and Mary Biggs

Gay Fathers by Robert L. Barrett and Bryan E Robinson

New Negro Poets: USA edited by Langston Hughes


Under All Silences, Shades of Love edited by Ruth Gordon

Shapinky’s Karma, Boggs’s Bills, and Other True-life Tales by Lawrence Weschler

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me at All edited by John Agard

Good Times by Lucille Clifton

Men on Men 3 edited by George Stambolian

Blues for the Berkeley Inn by Julia Vinograd

The Hidden Wound by Wendell Berry

California Poets / California Bicentennial Poets Anthology edited by A. D. Winans

Lefties: the origins and consequences of being left-handed by Jack Fincher

Hidden from History: reclaiming the gay and lesbian past by Martin Bauml Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey Jr.

Turtle, Swan by Mark Doty

Bethlehem in Broad Daylight by Mark Doty

Carrying Over: poems from the Chinese, Urdu, Macedonian, Yiddish, and French African translated and edited by Carolyn Kizer


The Peters Black and Blue Guide to Current Literary Journals by Robert Peters

Bad Dog Blues by Bruce Isaacson

love affairs with hardly any people in them by Bruce Isaacson

Velcro Heart by Tim Donnelly

Reminiscing About Next Week by Judy Stedman

Erotic Poems from the Greek Anthology translated and edited by John Gill

Darkness Visible: a memoir of madness by William Styron

American Poetry Confronts the 1990s edited by Peter Gravis and Harry Burrus

Cures: a gay man’s odyssey by Martin Duberman

Through a Window: my thirty years with the chimpanzees of Gombe by Jane Goodall

Poems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara

Twin Sons of Different Mirrors: poems in dialogue by Jack Driscoll and Bill Meissner

Copacetic by Yusef Komunyakaa

I Apologize for the Eyes in My Head by Yusef Komunyakaa

Fate by Ai

Everybody Loves You by Ethan Mordden

Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa

Cemetery Nights by Stephen Dobyns

Black Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns


New and Selected Poems by Edward Field

Mexico in Crisis by Judith Adler Hellman

Son of the Male Muse edited by Ian Young

Distance from Loved Ones by James Tate

Body Traffic by Stephen Dobyns

The Blind Man’s Peep Show by Julia Vinograd

Life on the Edge of the Continent: selected poems by Ronald Koertge


Wolfwatching by Ted Hughes

A Geography of Poets edited by Edward Field

The Marzipan Pig by Russell Hoban

Eskimo Songs and Stories translated and edited by Edward Field

Collected Poems by Yvor Winters

African Poetry: an anthology of traditional African poems edited by Ulli Beier

There Are Two Lives: poems by children of Japan edited by Richard Lewis, translated by Haruna Kimura

The Country Between Us by Carolyn Forche


The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster by Richard Brautigan

Patron Happiness by Sandra McPherson

Eye Contact Is a Confession by Julia Vinograd

The Book of Folly by Anne Sexton

The Best Poems of 1925 selected by Thomas Moult

The Selected Poems of Tu Fu by Tu Fu, translated by David Hinton

To Bedlam and Partway Back by Anne Sexton

Leap Year Day by Maxine Chernoff

Imagist Poetry edited by Peter Jones

All My Pretty Ones by Anne Sexton

Live or Die by Anne Sexton

Love Poems by Anne Sexton

The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir by Richard Hugo

Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Birute Galdikas by Sy Montgomery

The Roominghouse Madrigals: early selected poems, 1946 - 1966 by Charles Bukowski

Strange Victory by Sara Teasdale

Personal Dispatches: writers confront AIDS edited by John Preston

Forced March by Miklos Radnoti, translated by Clive Wilmer and George Gomori

To Whom It May Concern: an investigation into the art of elephants by David Gucwa and James Ehmann

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Titles Read in 1990


A Happy Childhood by William Matthews

Flood by William Matthews

New Poetry of the American West edited by Peter Wild and Frank Graziano

Back in the USSR by the Schecter Family

The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France

The Past by Galway Kinnell

The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

Full of Life by John Fante

The Jackson Phenomenon: the man, the power, the message by Elizabeth O. Colton

Big Moon vol. 2 no. 2, Spring 1976, and vol. 3 no. 2, Fall 1978

God’s Trombones: seven negro sermons in verse by James Weldon Johnson

Fables for Our Times and Famous Poems Illustrated by James Thurber

The Best American Short Stories 1988 edited by Mark Helprin; series editor: Shannon Ravenel

Seeing Voices: a journey into the world of the deaf by Oliver Sacks

February - April

Your Native Land, Your Life by Adrienne Rich

This Tree Will Be Here for a Thousand Years by Robert Bly

At Random: the reminiscences of Bennet Cerf by Bennet Cerf

Shame by Salman Rushdie

The Wonderful O by James Thurber

An Ear to the Ground: an anthology of contemporary American poetry edited by Marie Harris and Kathleen Aguero

Letters from Maine by May Sarton

Clandestine in Chile: the adventures of Miguel Littin by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Asa Zatz

Equal Affections by David Leavitt

The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets edited by Dave Smith and David Bottoms

The Tale of Sunlight by Gary Soto

Victorian Fairy Tales: the revolt of the fairies and elves edited by Jack Zipes

Where Sparrows Work Hard by Gary Soto

The Graywolf Annual Five: Multi-cultural Literacy edited by Rich Simonson and Scott Walker

So Far From God: a journey to Central America by Patrick Marnham

In Search of Gay America: women and men in a time of change by Neil Miller

Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove

The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement by Barry D. Adam

The Best American Poetry 1989 edited by Donald Hall; series editor: David Lehman

Living Up the Street: narrative recollections by Gary Soto

Maps by Nuruddin Farah

One for the Rose by Philip Levine

The Time Traveler by Joyce Carol Oates

Field Guide by Robert Hass

Praise by Robert Hass

May - July

Poems, 1957 - 1967 by James Dickey

The House on Marshland by Louise Gluck

On Literacy: the politics of the word from Homer to the Age of Rock by Robert Pattison

The Ohio Review no. 44, 1989

The Best American Poetry 1988 edited by John Ashbery; series editor David Lehman

The Hudson Review vol. XLII no 4, Winter 1990

The Antioch Review vol. 48 no. 1, Winter 1990

The Dark Houses by Donald Hall

Under 35: the new generation of American poets edited by Nicholas Christopher

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa

The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Poets for Life: seventy-six poets respond to AIDS edited by Michael Klein

Ladders to Fire by Anais Nin

Grenada: an eyewitness account of the U.S. invasion and the Caribbean history that provoked it by Hugh O’Shaughnessy

Hot Type: America’s most celebrated writers introduce the next word in contemporary fiction edited by John Miller and the editors of Equator Magazine

Kicking the Leaves by Donald Hall

And Condors Danced by Zilpha Keatly Snyder

Poetspeak: in their work, about their work a selection by Paul B. Janeczko

All Us Come Cross the Water by Lucille Clifton

The House of Arden by E. Nesbit

Modern Brazilian Short Stories edited and translated by William L. Grossman

Human Wishes by Robert Hass


Cheyenne Autumn by Mari Sandoz

The Demon Lover: on the sexuality of terrorism by Robin Morgan

The Curious Cruise of Captain Santa by Ruth Plumly Thompson

Merry-go-round in Oz by Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren Lynn McGraw

Chaos: making a new science by James Gleick

The Crazy Iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath edited by Kenazburo Oe

The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem

Shadow Train by John Ashbery

After the Ball: how America will conquer its fear and hatred of gays in the 90s by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen

Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum

PM / AM: new and selected poems by Linda Pastan

Waiting for My Life by Linda Pastan

Man’s Fate by Andre Malraux, translated by Haakon M. Chevalier

Houseboat Days by John Ashbery

Under Stars by Tess Gallagher

Presentation Piece by Marilyn Hacker

Gathering the Tribes by Carolyn Forche


A Time of Bees by Mona Van Duyn

Poems, 1934 - 1969 by David Ignatow

Axe Handles by Gary Snyder

Sonoma Mandala: the Sonoma State University literary annual 1990

The Pushcart Prize: best of the small presses vol. XIII, 1988 - 1989, edited by Bill Henderson

The Quarterly Spring 1990, edited by Gordon Lish

Curiosities by William Matthews

The Hudson Review vol. XLII no 3, Autumn 1989

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry edited by Robert Pack, Sydney Lea, and Jay Parini

Time Passages: collective memory and American popular culture by George Lipsitz

Poets of the Vineyard Anthology 1990, edited by Winnie E. Fitzpatrick

October - December

Whispering to Fool the Wind by Alberto Rios

Out-of-the-body Travel by Stanley Plumly

Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken

The Farther Shore: a natural history of perception by Don Gifford

Willingly by Tess Gallagher

Woman Before an Aquarium by Patricia Hampl

The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich

In Memory of Angel Clare by Christopher Bram

Three Journeys: an automythology by Paul Zweig

Rock Hudson: his story by Rock Hudson and Sam Davidson

Vital Signs: contemporary American poetry from the university presses edited by Ronald Wallace

Living the Spirit: a gay American Indian anthology edited by Paul Roscoe

Poets Teaching edited by Alberta T. Turner

A Wave by John Ashbery

Sudden Fiction International: 60 short short stories edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas

Best American Poetry 1990 edited by Jorie Graham; series editor David Lehman

50 Modern American and British Poets, 1920 - 1970 edited by Louis Untermeyer

[corrections made 12 July 2017]

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Titles Read in 1989


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

Green Fuse vol. 9

Sonoma Mandala 1988 the Sonoma State University literary annual

OUT/LOOK: The National Lesbian and Gay Quarterly Fall 1988

X-Factor #39, by Chris Claremont

Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis

Black Mondays: worst decisions of the Supreme Court by Joel D. Joseph

Our Time Has Come: a delegate’s diary of Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential campaign by Lucius J. Barker

A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

We Are Your Sons: the legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg by Robert and Michael Meeropol


The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

An Almost Perfect Person a play by Judith Ross

On Golden Pond a play by Ernest Thompson

Discos and Democracy: China in the throes of reform by Orville Schell

A World Treasury of Oral Poetry edited by Ruth Finnegan


Good Night, Willie Lee, I’ll See You in the Morning by Alice Walker

Necessities by Richard Speakes

Hannah’s Travel by Richard Speakes

The Answering Voice: one hundred love lyrics by women edited by Sara Teasdale

Other Men’s Flowers edited by A. P. Wavell

Invitation to an Inquest by Walter and Miriam Schneir

Bent a play by Martin Sherman

A Walk in the Woods a play by Lee Blessing


Breaking the Code a play by Hugh Whitemore

Elquest: Siege at Blue Mountain by Wendy and Richard Pini

Haiku Poetry vol. 1, by James Hackett

New Directions 52 edited by James Laughlin

Loon #10/11. The Japan Issue. edited by D. L. Emblen, Richard Speakes, Richard Welin

The Hand That Cradles the Rock by Rita Mae Brown

May - September

Zuni Fairy Tales by Frank Hamilton Cushing

Deaf in America: voices from a culture by Carol Padden and Tom Humphries

Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History by Richard Shenkman

Liberty Under Siege: American politics, 1976 - 1988 by Walter Karp

Ground Zero by Andrew Holleran

Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams

Nature of Australia by John Vandenbeld

Blue Unicorn October 1988

Antioch Review Winter 1989

Paper Boy by David Huddle

Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief: new and selected poems by Maxine Kumin

The Acrobat Is Nervous What If They Want Her to Sing: Mendocino County poets-in-the-Schools

Tracks in the Widest Orbit by James H. Montrose

Children of War by Roger Rosenblatt

Where the Spirits Dwell: an odyssey in the jungle of New Guinea by Tobias Schneebaum

Rich Rewards by Alice Adams

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dogsong by Gary Paulsen

The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp by Richard Peck

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by D. Manus Pinkwater

Where You’ll Find Me stories by Ann Beattie

Another Country by James Baldwin

Forced Entries: the downtown diaries, 1971 - 1973 by Jim Carroll

The Yellow Wind by David Grossman

Guns Don’t Die — People Do by Pete Shields

Daughters of the Country: the women of the fur traders and mountain men by Walter O’Meara

Vampires, Burial, and Death: folklore and reality by Paul Barber

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone by James Baldwin

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

First Leaves 1989, the SRJC literary annual, edited by Richard Speakes, Glenn Ingersoll, et al

The Male Muse: a gay anthology edited by Ian Young

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Poetry May, June, and July 1989

Paris Review #112, Fall 1989

Personae non Gratae by Paul Mariah

This Light Will Spread: selected poems, 1960 - 1975 by Paul Mariah

October - December

The Zombie Pit stories by Sam D’Allesandro

The Indispensable Writer’s Guide: how to succesfully build your writing career for maximum financial reward and satisfaction by Scott Edelstein

Love Stories for the Time Being edited by Genie D. Chipps and Bill Henderson

On Bended Knee: the press and the Regan presidency by Mark Hertsgaard

Soul in Exile: lives of a Palestinian revolutionary by Fawav Turki

Nothing to Declare: memoirs of a woman travelling alone by Mary Morris

The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit

Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford

Poems, 1946 - 1983 by Werner Aspenstrom, translations by Don Emblen

The Stone no. 14, 1985, edited by Rich Jorgensen

Through the Forest: new and selected poems by David Wagoner

Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara

Selected Poems by Louis Simpson

The New Yorker October 23, 1989

Compulsive Killers: the story of multiple murder by Elliott Leyton

Selected Poems, 1928 - 1958 by Stanley Kunitz

Headlands Rising by Robert Krieger

An Experiment in Criticism by C. S. Lewis

Poetry September 1989

Green Fuse vol. 11, 1989

Loon #6, June 1976

The Red Book edited by Gerrye Payne

The Music of What Happens: poems that tell stories edited by Paul B. Janeczko

Selected Poems by Mark Strand

The Complete Poems, 1927 - 1979 by Elizabeth Bishop

The Poet’s Story edited by Howard Moss

Sudden Fiction: American short short stories edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas

Antioch Review Summer 1989

The Haiku Anthology edited by Cor Van den Heuvel

Merchants of Death: the American tobacco industry by Larry C. White

[corrections made 12 July 2017]

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Titles Read in 2009


King Lear by William Shakespeare, a verse translation by Kent Richmond

New European Poets edited by Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer, et al

A Wife for My Son by Ali Ghalem, translated by G. Kazolias

The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry edited by Andrew Schelling

Tilt, Literary Notes: a chapbook anthology edited by Rachel Mallino

Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain by Oliver Sacks

Dreams from the Monster Factory: a tale of prison, redemption, and one woman’s fight to restore justice to all by Sunny Schwartz with David Boodell

The Canon: a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science by Natalie Angier

February - April

Amazon Poetry: an anthology of lesbian poetry edited by Joan Larkin and Elly Bulkin

King-Cat Comics and Stories #69, Sept 2008 by John Porcellino

Monkey Girl by Beth Lisick

Going Solo by Roald Dahl

Real Stuff by Dennis Eichhorn, et al

The Jam Jar Lifeboat and other novelties exposed by Kay Ryan

Obedience by Joseph Hansen

Alex and Me: how a scientist and a parrot discovered a hidden world of animal intelligence — and formed a deep bond in the process by Irene M. Pepperberg

The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning by Joseph Hansen

A Country of Old Men by Joseph Hansen

House by Josh Simmons

Jessica Farm vol. 1 by Josh Simmons

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

Deflowered: my life in Pansy Division by Jon Ginoli

All Passion Spent By Vita Sackville-West

Just So You Know #1, by Joey Alison Sayers

May - August

This Too Can Be Yours by Beth Lisick

Robot Dreams by Sara Varon

Breathers #0, #1, #2, by Justin Madson

The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: a journey into the feline heart by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Lazy Tongue by Terri Carrion

Free Lunch #41, Spring 2009, edited by Ron Offen

The Rest of Life: three novellas by Mary Gordon

My War with Brian by Ted Rall

Twentysomething: poems by Dinyar Godrej, Pat O’Brien, and Tim Neaves edited by Martin Humphries

Ocho #22, an online magazine edited by Miguel Murphy

Best of the Net 2008 judges: Dorianne Laux and Andy Mozina

The Primal Feast: food, sex, foraging, and love by Susan Allport

Omega the Unknown by Jonathan Lethem with Karl Rusnak and Farel Dalrymple

Planet Hulk by Greg Pak, et al

Invincible, vol. 1: Family Matters by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker

Invincible, vol. 2: Eight Is Enough by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker

Invincible, vol. 3: Perfect Strangers by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Invincible, vol. 4: Head of the Class by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Invincible, vol. 5: The Facts of Life by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

We Love Glenda So Much and A Change of Light by Julio Cortazar

Astro City: The Dark Age, vol. 1: Brothers and Other Strangers by Kurt Busiek and Brent Eric Anderson

Astro City: The Dark Age, vol. 2: Brothers in Arms by Kurt Busiek, and Brent Eric Anderson

Invincible, vol. 6: A Different World by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Invincible, vol. 7: Three’s Company by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Invincible, vol. 8: My Favorite Martian by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Invincible, vol. 9: Out of This World by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Invincible, vol. 10: Who’s the Boss? by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

How Sex Works: why we look, smell, taste, feel, and act the way we do by Sharon Moalem

Born Standing Up: a comic’s life by Steve Martin

Dreams from My Father: a story of race and inheritance by Barack Obama

Invincible, vol. 11: Happy Days by Robert Kirkman and Rya Ottley

Invincible, vol. 12: Still Standing by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome

Invincible, vol. 13: Growing Pains by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley

Invincible, vol. 14: The Viltrumite War by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Painter in a Savage Land: the strange saga of the first European artist in North America by Miles Harvey

Pictures and Passions: a history of homosexuality in the visual arts by James M. Saslow

The Moonball by Ursula Moray Williams

Enduring Seeds: Native American agriculture and plant preservation by Gary Paul Nabhan

My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather

Scientific American June 2009, v. 300 no. 6

End Times / Tiempos Finales: tripas sangrientas de los demonios vol. 1 by Samuel Hiti

Tunnel Through Time by Lester del Rey

Random Family: love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Poetry 180: a turning back to poetry edited by Billy Collins

Verses That Hurt: pleasure and pain from the PoemFone poets edited by Jordan and Amy Trachtenberg

All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

All-Star Superman vol. 2, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

Titan Unveiled: Saturn’s mysterious moon explored by Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton

The Nine: inside the secret world of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

The Source of Magic by Piers Anthony

Mao Zedong by Jonathan Spence

Luck by Marc Elihu Hofstadter

The Echo of Greece by Edith Hamilton

Greek Lyric Poetry: a new translation by Sherod Santos

Billi 99 by Sarah E. Byam and Tim Sale

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel

$tud by Phil Andros

City Come A Walkin’ by John Shirley

The Unthinkable: who survives when disaster strikes — and why by Amanda Ripley

Catching Tigers in Red Weather by Andrew Demcak

Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington-Nugi Garimara

Life with My Sister Madonna by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh


The Plot: the secret story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Will Eisner

The Unsinkable Bambi Lake: a fairy tale containing the dish on Cockettes, punks, and angels by Bambi Lake with Alvin Orloff

Stardeath by E. C. Tubb

Time and Materials: poems 1997 - 2005 by Robert Hass

Flight vol. 1, edited by Kazu Kibuishi

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Virgin and the Gipsy by D. H. Lawrence

Mindwalking 1937 - 2007 by Edward Mycue

Cahokia: ancient America’s great city on the Mississippi by Timothy R. Pauketat

You Ain’t No Dancer vol. 1, September 2005

Naked Came the Manatee a round robin novel by Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry, Elmore Leonard, Edna Buchanan, et al

Monkey Food: the complete “I Was Seven in ’75” collection by Ellen Forney

October - December

The American Reader: words that moved a nation Diane Ravitch, editor

Dark Banquet: blood and the curious lives of blood-feeding creatures by William A. Schutt Jr

Neighbor by Rachel Levitsky

Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss, translated by John and Doreen Weightman

Cosmic Engineers by Clifford D. Simak

The Boys and Their Baby by Larry Wolff

Everybody into the Pool: true tales by Beth Lisick

Angkor: the hidden glories by Michael Freeman and Roger Warner

Monsters by Ken Dahl

The Good Conscience by Carlos Fuentes

The River’s Tale: a year on the Mekong by Edward A. Gargun

Remembering the Walker and the Wheelchair: poems of grief and healing by Eva M. Schlesinger

The Mooring of Starting Out: the first five books of poetry by John Ashbery

Luv Ya Bunches by Lauren Myracle

My Vocabulary Did This to Me: the collected poetry of Jack Spicer edited by Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian

The Hidden Life of Deer: lessons from the natural world by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Preacher, vol. 1: Gone to Texas by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

Preacher, vol. 2: Until the End of the World by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

Preacher, vol. 3: Proud Americans by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

City Boy: my life in New York during the 1960s and ‘70s by Edmund White

Preacher, vol. 4: Ancient History by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: observations on not fitting in by Paisley Rekdal

Preacher, vol. 5: Dixie Fried by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

Preacher, vol. 6: War in the Sun by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

Preacher, vol. 7: Salvation by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

Preacher, vol. 8: All Hell’s A-Coming by Garth Ennis and
Steve Dillon

Preacher, vol. 9: Alamo by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon

Old Shirts and New Skins by Sherman Alexie

Berkeley Poetry Review #39, 2008; Rhae Lynn Barnes, editor-in-chief

A Taste of Daring by Mariana Ruybalid

Daring to Write by Mariana Ruybalid

Dolphin Mysteries: unlocking the secrets of communication by Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff

Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance by Lewis Ellingham and Kevin Killian

Columbine by Dave Cullen

Bread and Circuses #1 by Andy Hartzell

Too Small Comics by Bobby Madness

I Want Barbie by Katina Douveas

Free Lunch #42, Autumn 2009 edited by Ron Offen

Free Lunch #40, Autumn 2008 edited by Ron Offen

6 X 6 #16, Fall 2008

Erewhon by Samuel Butler

Juicy Mother 2: how they met edited by Jennifer Camper

Medatrocity: stories from the Caffe Med a zine edited by Bird

Screaming with Joy: the life of Allen Ginsberg by Graham Caveney

Arkansas: three novellas by David Leavitt

In the Grip of Strange Thoughts: Russian poetry in a new era edited by J. Kates

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Thoreau at Walden by John Porcellino from the writings of Henry David Thoreau

Again: poems 1989 - 2000 by Joanne Kyger

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Zauberlinda the Wise Witch by Eva Katharine Gibson (as an ebook)

In America by Susan Sontag

Four Letter Worlds edited by Eric Stephenson

Gutter Boys by Alvin Orloff

Smiling Bears: a zookeeper explores the behavior and emotional life of bears by Else Poulsen

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

The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

Father Goose, His Book verse by L. Frank Baum, pictures by W. W. Denslow