SUMMER IS FOR DUSIE!
Summer this year means being on the receiving end of the 2007 series of Dusie chaps. This is from that wonderfully innovative melding of 21st century technology, ecopoetics and arts-and-crafts poetry series published by Susana Gardner. To wit, a group of poets -- nearly 70 this year -- spanning the globe agree to create chaps which will be published online this summer. But the poets also create limited version print versions of their chaps (in my case, it's THE SINGER And Others).
So far, I've received chaps from Sawako Nakayasu, Raymond Farr, Anne Boyer and Anne Heide...and their print manifestations have all been different. What a great idea...and I look forward to more as the summer unfolds.
Meanwhile, here's my latest Relished List of W(h)ines:
TWO HATS APPEAR WHEN APPLAUDED: AN IMPROVISATION, poems by Raymond Farr
AN INSTANT OF FLIGHT, poems by Anne Heidi
FALSELY GOETHE, poems by Mark Young (very witty, often hilarious)
CINEPHRASTICS by Kathleen Ossip
TELEGRAPH, poems by Kaya Oakes
FALLING INTO VELAZQUEZ, poems by Mary Kaiser
NEVER CRY WOOF, poems by Shafer Hall w/ illustrations by Amanda Burnham
MORE WINNOWED FRAGMENTS, poems by Simon Pettet
COMBING THE WAVES, poems by Rochelle Ratner
PRACTICING TO BE A WOMAN, poems by Rochelle Ratner
QUARRY, poems by Rochelle Ratner
NEW YORK POEMS by D.H. Melhem
THE PARAGON, poems by Kathrine Varnes
HEAVEN, poems by Jill Alexander Essbaum
EAGLE POND, memoir with poems by Donald Hall
SHADOW LAWS, novel by Jim Michael Hanson
THE MARK OF THE ASSASSIN, novel by Daniel Silva
1982 Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste
1990 Ch. Figeac
1989 Ch. Cantemerle
1993 St. Francis Old Vines zinfandel Sonoma Valley
2003 Dutch Henry chardonnay
2005 Roundhill chardonnay (viz Hurley's house white)
2003 Rausan Despagne
2001 Artadi Pagos Viejos Rioja
1996 Summerfield shiraz
2005 Dutch Henry zinfandel Rutherford
1994 Finca Dofi
Hungarian Tokaji Tasting @ Jardiniere
2000 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu "4 Puttonyos"
1999 Oremus Tokaji Aszu "5 Puttonyos" [best among the three, though that may be because the Royal Tokaji, below, was from a bottle that seemed to have been open for a while]
1996 Royal Tokaji Company "Szt. Tamas - 6 Puttonyos"