Sunday, April 01, 2012


I recently read, among other things, Michael Connelly’s novel THE POET. Now, why do people always go to Edgar Allen Poe for darkness. Is he the Go-To poet for Ye Olde Dark? Now his poetry is in service to developing the character of a serial killer! Actually, I don’t think Poe would mind …

… which is yet another faux prelude to another update of my Recently Relished W(h)ine List below. In the Publications section, note that if you see an asterisk before the title, that means a review copy is available for Galatea Resurrects! More info on that HERE.

PRIMER FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS, poems by Philip Metres (absolutely stunning. Stunningly stunned.)

* RAMBO GOES TO IDAHO, poems by Scott Abels (one of youse Peeps please review this young—I assume he’s young—man’s debut poetry collection, please. It’s a lot of fun!)

* CUPCAKE ROYALE, poems by Sarah Mangold (Sarah always has such a pleasingly deft touch)

MIGRITUDE, poetry and performance texts by Shailja Patel (Leny, I can see why and appreciate how you related this to moi BRICK!  Wonderful project, and superbly edited by someone whose name always comes up swiftly in moi mind when I think of editors with integrity: Sunyoung Lee of Kaya)

* AFTER URGENCY, poems by Rusty Morrison (persuasive!)

DRAFT 96: VELOCITY, poem by Rachel Blau DuPlessis (fabulous. energetic in rhythm and powerful in content)

* BOOK OF CHANGES, poems by Paul Naylor

THE DOOR, poems by Margaret Atwood

NATURAL HISTORIES, poems by Leslie Ullman

THE MOON IS ALWAYS FEMALE, poems by Marge Piercy


* HOUSE ORGAN, No. 78 Spring 2012, literary zine edited by Kenneth Warren (always a satisfying feast)

THE JOURNAL KEEPER, memoir by Phyllis Theroux

COOP, memoir by Michael Perry

WOMEN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, journalism and photos by Faith D'Alusio and Peter Menzel

BACK OF BEYOND, novel by C.J. Box

TAKEN, novel by Robert Crais

THE POET, novel by Michael Connelly

THE NARROWS, novel by Michael Connelly

THE CLOSERS, novel by Michael Connelly

GUN GAMES, novel by Faye Kellerman

STALKER, novel by Faye Kellerman

BURNT HOUSE, novel by Faye Kellerman

STREET DREAMS, novel by Faye Kellerman

TRUE EVIL, novel by Greg Iles

LEFT FOR DEAD, novel by J.A. Jance

FATAL JUDGMENT, novel by Irene Hannon

2003 Ch. Rauzan Despagne
2008 Castello Della Paneretta
2004 Trevor Jones shiraz Barossa
2009 Buehler chardonnay
2009 Shafer Chardonnay
[2007] Podere San Luigi Fidenzio
2009 Barbera d'Asti Damilano Piemonte