Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Poetry Books to Read

I just completed my second poetry class with Storycircle Network.
Here are three of my favorite books that I have read.

Paper House by Jessie Carty
Published by Folded Word

The “Poet’s Note” is a fun A to Z read.
My favorite poems in this collection:
“While Mom Watched Bewitched”
“While We Were Unattended”
“Gift Catalog”
“After Judy Blume”

Lizzie Borden in Love: Poems in Women’s Voices
by Julianna Baggott
Published by Southern Illinois University Press and
Crab Orchard Review

My favorite poems in this collection:
“Mary Rockwell after the Abortion”
“For Sylvia, Come Winter, Come Winter”
“Lizzie Borden Addresses Her Jury of Men”

The Late Show
by David Trinidad
Published by Turtle Point Press

My favorite poems in this collection:
“The Late Show” (see if you know the movies)
“Nature Poem”
“Doll Memorial Service”
“All This and Heaven Too”
“Watching the Late Movie with My Mother”

Monday, July 5, 2010

American Library Association Visit

I returned from the American Library Association in Washington, D.C. last week. I had a good time visiting with friends, attending sessions, and special events. Marlo Thomas, Natalie Merchant, and a poetry and book reading, “Many Voices, One Nation” were highlights.

I visited one of my favorite presses, Orca Books. I also went by Tin Books, Cinco Puntos Press, Continuum, and Milkweed Press. I picked up some new titles from each and plan on reviewing them in the future.