POEMS FOR BIG, BURLY MEN!
I'm stuck at home as have to be around while this young guy fixes the air conditioner. He thought it cool I am a poet, and joked maybe I could write a poem for his girlfriend. Instead, I said that I’ll “fix him up” with an entire poetry book! (I have some-hah) signed to his girlfriend after he finishes the repair. That’s what poetry books are good for, you know—to ensure the repairmen (aka: “Big, Burly Men”) do a good job...
When I’m not out there shoving my books at Big, Burly Men, I’m buying other poets’ books! You should, too! In fact, I just ordered from Horse Less Press’ Two-Chaps-For-$14 Special (that’[s a good deal!). I ordered Rebecca Loudon’s and Norma Cole’s chaps! Speaking of which, here’s my latest update to my BOUGHT POETRY LIST (publications bought since I last posted my list):
MORE ADVENTURES IN MONOCHROME by John YauYes, dears, I also occasionally buy my own books (which is good news as this means that I had to let go of my own inventory for some good cause like gifts or, in this case, because someone wants to review it!). But while I don’t mind giving away poetry books (especially to Big, Burly Men), it’s always special when someone buys them—you poets know what I’m talkin’ about!
CRAZY BRAVE: A MEMOIR by Joy Harjo
MUTATING THE SIGNATURE: QUARRTSILUNI, edited by Dana Guthrie Martin and Dave Bonta
THE COUNTRY ROAD by James Laughlin
POEMS 1955-1959 AND AN ESSAY IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Boris Pasternak
BONESHEPHERDS by Patrick Rosal
YEAR OF REVERSIBLE LOSS by Norma Farber
OUR LADY OF THE RUINS: POEMS by Traci Brimhall
FABRIC by Richard Froude
THE SOFT PLACE by Kate Schapira
CLOUDFANG :: CAKEDIRT by Daniela Olszewska
HERE IS A MINI-PARADE by Kate Schapira and Daniela Olszewska
SCENTED RUSHES by Nada Gordon
REGARDING WAVE by Gary Snyder
SILENCES: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LOSS by Eileen R. Tabios
P.S. I'm about to order Rene Ricard's LOVE POEMS because I was moved by Jack Kimball's post on him--love that idea by John Wieners: the time to write about love is as aftermath...