BUT OF COURSE ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE WOULD BE ON MY POETS' BOOKSHELF!
And what I also love about the POETS BOOKSHELF series is its positive energy -- poets writing about books they loved and/or that influenced them. I'm honored to be in the just-released Volume II featuring 101 poets on their recommended books.
An interesting Nota Bene is the tally of the most mentioned influence in both Volume II and the earlier Volume I, which leads with Emily Dickinson, followed closely by William Carlos Williams. Needless to say, none of the poets/artists/lawyers I cited apeared on this list ... which of course is logical given the type of po-work Moi does (wink).
Anyway, I do recommend the volumes, two so far, in this series -- check it out! As I said in my review of Volume I, it's not just for poetry lovers but also for those who have not been following poetry but might be just curious now to ... follow poetry!
And here's latest list of moi Relished W(h)ines, with the wines logically indicating ye Spanish influence....
PELICAN DREAMING: POEMS 1959-2008 (in manuscript form) by Mark Young
POETS BOOKSHELF II: CONTEMPORARY POETS ON BOOKS THAT SHAPED THEIR ART, Eds. Peter Davis and Tom Koontz
FAMOUS LAST WORDS, poems by Catherine Pierce
DAYS OF GRACE: SELECTED POEMS AND NEW (1984-2002) by R. Torres Pandan
THE TRUE KEEPS CALM BIDING ITS STORY, poems by Rusty Morrison
REALM SIXTY-FOUR, poems by Kristi Maxwell
GIFT FROM JULIA, poems by Boyd Spahr
TOO MANY CHAIRS ON THE GRASS GREEN HILL, poems by Christopher William Purdom
SACKING THE HENWIFE, poems by Jane Sprague
IDENTITY THEFT, poems by Catherine Daly
BIRD DOG, Issue Nine, Ed. by Sarah Mangold
OTOLITHS Issue Seven, Part Two, Ed. by Mark Young
HOLY HIP-HOP! NEW PAINTINGS BY ALEX MELAMID, art monograph with catalogue essay by Francine Prose
CROSSING THE YARD: THIRTY YEARS AS A PRISON VOLUNTEER, memoir by Richard Shelton
DIONISIO MORALES: A LIFE IN 2 CULTURES, autobiography
MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING: TWENTY-TWO WRITERS BREAK THE FINAL TABOO -- HOW MONEY TRANSFORMS FAMILIES, TESTS MARRIAGES, DESTROYS FRIENDSHIPS, AND SOMETIMES MANAGES TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY, Eds. Jenny Offill and Elissa Schappell
THE LOST DAUGHTERS OF CHINA: ABANDONED GIRLS, THEIR JOURNEY TO AMERICA, AND THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING PAST, memoir and study by Karin Evans
"NO ONE TO CALL ME HOME": THE HEARTBREAKING STORIES OF AMERICA'S NEW ORPHANS by Rev. James J. Close
HOPE MEADOWS: REAL-LIFE STORIES OF HEALING AND CARING FROM AN INSPIRING COMMUNITY by Wes Smith
RACHEL AND HER CHILDREN: HOMELESS FAMILIES IN AMERICA by Jonathan Kozol
THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF, novel by D.E. Stevenson
WALKERS OF THE WIND, novel by William Sarabande
1989 Val Sotillo Gran Reserva Ribera Del Duero Bodegas Ismael Arroyo
1990 Ch. Haut-Marbuzet
2002 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva
2005 Montus Alpha cabernet
2005 Luigi Bosca Lujan de Cuyo
2003 Condada de Haza
1994 Artadi Pagos Viejos Reserva
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