SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARIES!
Our local library has a holiday fundraiser where one can purchase an ornament to hang on their tree and with that purchase is the ability to write a message on a "leaf". Here's what Moi did on the fly:
Yeah: "Reading is healthy!"
Library fundraisers, of course, are worth supporting. My updated BOUGHT POETRY list below includes some that I recently purchased through the library fundraiser -- it's an indication of poetry's state of affairs that those books essentially were purchased for cents on the dollar (sigh: while I like the dollar-savings, I don't like the implications of "value" ascribed to the poetry books). Anyhoo, here they are:
SELECTED POEMS by Harvey Shapiro
RADIUS OF LIGHT by Joshua Auerbach
A POINT IS THAT WHICH HAS NO PART by Liz Waldner
THE BEAUTIFUL LESSON OF THE I by Frances Brent
THE GREAT ENIGMA: NEW COLLECTED POEMS by Tomas Transtrumer, Trans. by Robin Fulton
HOMECOMING: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS by Julia Alvarez
From Library Sale
TIME AND MATERIALS: POEMS 1997-2005 by Robert Hass
FULL HORIZON by Bruce McEver
THE SACRED GEOMETRY OF PEDESTRIANS by Ken Weisner
THE SWORDFISH TOOTH by Cynthia Zarin
FIRST INDIAN ON THE MOON by Sherman Alexie
OBSERVE THE LARK by Katie Louchheim
TRAVELING IN REFLECTED LIGHT by Andrena Zawinski
ATLANTIS by Louis Dudek
A FURTHER RANGE by Robert Frost
THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2007, Guest Editor Heather McHugh
It wouldn't surprise me if I'm the only library patron that buys poetry books. Basically, when I see poetry in these fundraisers, I buy them all if they're poetry. At least they'll get a HOME better than the deaccessioned shelf.