Sunday, April 21, 2013


I cheated: I had a teeny sip of my husband's glass of 2006 Saxum Booker Vineyard.  It's so rich (16.7% alcohol content vs normal 12-13% in most wine bottles) it felt like a full sip.  It was GRRRRRRR....EAT!  And now, back to the whole wheat and nuts ...

... and another update of my Recently Relished W(h)ine List below before my trip. As ever, please note that in the Publications section, if you see an asterisk before the title, that means a review copy is available for Galatea Resurrects! More info on that HERE.

* UNREST, poems by Simone White (fabulous! WOULD SOMEONE PUBLISH A FIRST BOOK by this poet? If I understand her bio correctly, she’s released chaps but not a full-length book to date. Based on UNREST, it’s more than time to see a more full-blown poetry collection from her)

* THE EGG MISTRESS, poems by Jessica Poli (satisfying and delightful. A young poet—and she’s one to follow)

80 BEETLES, poems by Mark Cunningham (fabulous with their unique exuberances!)

* TWERK, poems by Latasha N. Nevada Diggs (sheeeeesh: and now I’ma gonna have to eat my future unagi with less innocence…!)

* YOU ARE EVERYTHING YOU ARE NOT, poems by John High (nicely done)

DOMINA UN/BLUED, poems by Ruth Ellen Kocher (nicely done as well, with interesting technique of building the collection upon “the ruins of two previous manuscripts”)

* THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER by Noah Eli Gordon (nicely provocative)

HAIKU by Colin Will (fabulous! click on link!)

I’M NOBODY! WHO ARE YOU?, poem by Emily Dickinson (fabulous! click on link!)

FLORULA LUDOVICIANA, poems by Marthe Reed (fabulous! click on link!)

* CLOUD VS. CLOUD, poems by Ethan Paquin

* FORTY-ONE JANE DOE'S., poems by Carrie Olivia Adams

* MUSSOORIE-MONTAGUE MISCELLANY, poems by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno

ARSENIC LOBSTER: Poetry Journal 2012, Issues 26, 27 & 28, Editor Susan Yountz (an excellent achievement! I enjoyed EVERY SINGLE POEM! That’s a first in terms of reading through a literary journal because, usually, you like some you don’t like some. Here, I like ALL!)

DOWN THE UP ESCALATOR: HOW THE 99% LIVE IN THE GREAT RECESSION, journalism/economics by Barbara Garson

GIVE SMART: PHILANTHROPY THAT GETS RESULTS, study by Thomas J. Tierney and Joel L. Fleishman


RIZZOLI & ISLES: LAST TO DIE, novel by Tess Gerritsen

EVERYWHERE THAT MARY WENT, novel by Lisa Scottoline

THE LAST MAN, novel by Vince Flynn

2006 Saxum Booker Vineyard