Monday, July 05, 2010


A possible double-dip for the economy? Not surprising. Here's my modest attempt to counter -- my latest Bought Poetry List:

EXHIBITS by John Yau

KING OF THE JUNGLE by Zvi A. Sesling

HINGE & SIGN by Heather McHugh


NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Jennifer Clement

FAULTY MOTHERING by Elaine Randell

THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS OF POEMS (Firstborn, The House on Marshland, Descending Figure and The Triumph of Achilles) by Louise Gluck

THE SEVEN AGES by Louise Gluck

WISDOM OF THE LAST FARMER, memoir by poet David Mas Masumoto

A BLUE HAND: THE BEATS IN INDIA, biography by Deborah Baker

IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SUN: STORIES AND POEMS, 1961-1991 by N. Scott Momaday (does 20 cents for this hardback at a public library sale count? Such be the fate for many poetry books...sigh)

A better way to counter economic depression (pun intended) would be this following invite on behalf of Kundiman, a poetry organization that definitely deserves to thrive in even the worst economy!
Please forward to SF bay folks - Kundi love on a Sunday afternoon!

FB event page:

In Solidarity: West Coast Kundiman Poetry Reading, Part 3

Sunday July 11
3:00 PM
Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Avenue, between Milvia St and Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA

Poetry Read by:

Lee Herrick, author of "This Many Miles from Desire"
Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, co-editor of "Usos On Freeways: An Anthology of Pacific IslanderWritersFrom/In the Continental United States"
Javier O. Huerta, author of "Some Clarifications y otros poemas"
Ching-In Chen, author of "The Heart's Traffic"
Jai Arun Ravine, author of "IS THIS JANUARY"

Performance by: Jezebel Delilah X

Emceed by: Jai Arun Ravine & Margaret Rhee

This reading is a fundraiser for Kundiman, a non-profit organization that fosters emerging Asian American poets with an annual poetry retreat. We are raising funds for a Kundiman West Coast Scholarship Fund, which would support one Kundiman fellow from the West Coast to attend the retreat for free, as well as a community activist/poet. So far, we have raised $90.00 and hope to raise the full $300.00 by the end of summer.

Eastwind Books of Berkeley has been serving the Asian American community since 1982 and welcomes people to attend this wonderful Kundiman event.

& Special Book Raffle!
Books donated by poets, Joseph O. Legaspi, Oliver de la Paz, Ching-In Chen, Lee Herrick, & Truong Tran!!! Give from the Heart and Win Big!!!

UPDATE: The raffle also will include a copy of THE THORN ROSARY--check it out and you might get lucky!

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