Sunday, March 13, 2011


The weekend was all for Michael. We threw an early 15th Birthday Party for him, involving having over his 8th grade classmates. Here is El Guapo, before two ice cream cakes, one of which says "Happy Birthday' and the other "Feliz Cumpleanos". Smart idea, you say? Sure -- but it's only because I and the hubby couldn't get our act together to get a custom-ordered cake and the store-ready ones didn't suffice to serve 40 so I had to buy two before getting onto the smart idea to say the birthday wishes in his two languages. Yep -- genius, often forged in coincidence or just plain messing up (the latter being key to creating moiself, or not, as a "domestic goddess").

Anyway, here are my other recent relishes, or my latest Recently Relished W(h)ine List below. Nota Bene: if you see an asterisk before the title, that means a review copy is available for Galatea Resurrects:

TO DELITE AND INSTRUCT, poems by Catherine Daly (at times romantic but always fun and intelligent -- I wish the peep who took Galatea Resurrects' review copy -- you know who you are! -- would return the review copy if he's not going to review it: it deserves to be reviewed!)

DEAR LIA, "prose event" by Eileen Myles

BODY OF WORDS: PERFORMANCE TEXTS, "prose event" by Alexamdra Beller, Lauren Nicole Nixon, Rosamond S. King, Sally Silvers


UNTITLED #5, "prose event" by Vanessa Place

WORDS IN REVERSE, a "piece for a string ensemble" by Laurie Anderson (works as prose poetry to me -- and fabulous! Thanks McCrary!)

* STARTLING, poems by Andrea Selch (nicely done!)

DRAFT 43: GAP, poems by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

RUMOR, poems by Elizabeth Robinson

FROM : EAR SAY, poems by Barbara Cole

CHAPTER & VERSE: POEMS OF JEWISH IDENTITY by Dan Bellm, rose Black, Chana Bloch, Rafaella Del Bourgo, Margaret Kaufman, Jacqueline Kudler, Melanie Maier, Murray Silverstein, Susan Terris and Sim Warkov (the most effective project of "identity poems and poetics" that I've recently read--well done!)

* PRESENT TENSE, poems by Anna Rabinowitz

BLOOD HONEY, poems by Chana Bloch (wonderful!)

UNCENSORED SONGS A SAM ABRAMS TRIBUTE, poems, recollections and homages edited by John Roche

THE FOUR QUARTETS, poems by T.S. Eliot (ahem: that British-banker-turned-poet)

THE WHALEN POEM by William Corbett

I LOVE A BROAD MARGIN TO MY LIFE, autobiography in verse by Maxine Hong Kingston (ah well...)

WHAT I EAT: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DIETS, study and photographs by Peter Menzel & Faith D'Aluisio

STONE COLD, novel by David Baldacci

INNOCENT, novel by Scott Turow

TREACHERY IN DEATH, novel by J.D. Robb

2005 Sage Vneyards Veedercrest NV
2001 Henry's Drive Reserve cabernet Padthaway
2007 Teusner "Joshua" Barossa Valley
2009 Spotswoode sauvignon blanc
2006 Dutch Henry chardonnay

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