WEARING HEELS, I WAS AN ANIMAL!
When I took flamenco lessons many years ago, I basically was a kalabaw in skirt and heels--yes, not a pretty sight. But in order to write poems about it, I knew I had to physically perform it (to the best of my ability) vs just writing about it. I had to involve my body so: Clomp clomp clomp...sigh.
But, anyway, certain poets really should attempt the flamenco -- it just might loosen 'em up (never mind any damange to witnessing eyes). I just read a poetry collection where moithinks one of the *topics* is passion....but it's as ugly a sight as me doing flamenco to read a would-be-passionate poem and just end up concluding this poet writes like there's a stick up hir ass.
Which is all to say, here's my latest Relished W(h)ine List (if you share moi sense of humor, you can try to guess which poet I'm talking about):
DESTRUCTION MYTH, poems by Mathias Svalina (Brilliant!!)
TRANSCENDENTAL STUDIES: A TRILOGY, poems by Keith Waldrop
TRACKS, poems by Logan Ryan Smith
PAGEANT, poems by Joanna Fuhrman
HEATHEN, poems by Lesley Wheeler
THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, poems by Susan Terris
DOUBLE-EDGED, poems by Susan Terris
THE SEVEN AGES, poems by Louise Gluck
LIVE MAG!, literary & arts journal, Ed. (not identified but i think is) Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
HALF OF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE, journalism by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
ADOPTION HEALING: A PATH TO RECOVERY, psychotherapy by Joe Soll
A FAMILY OF CHOICE: A GAY MAN'S STORY OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION, memoir by Paul Hampsch
SOMEBODY'S CHILD: STORIES FROM THE PRIVATE FILES OF AN ADOPTION ATTORNEY by Randi Barrow
THE OTHER BLUE BOOK: ON THE HIGH SEAS OF DISCOVERY, novel by Reme Grefalda
RETRIBUTION, novel by Jilliane Hoffman
LAST WITNESS, novel by Jillliane Hoffman
TRIAL BY FIRE, novel by J.A.Jance
FLESH AND BLOOD, novel by Jonathan Kellerman
2005 Dutch Henry Merlot Yountville NV
2002 Penfolds Shiraz "Koonunga Hill"
1999 Gaja Sori Tildin