SORTA QUEASY NOOSE...
This latest installation of my “Bought Poetry” list comes with a couple of twists. The first is that, technically, my purchases include my own newer books, THE AWAKENING and the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA (the latter penned with j/j hastain). I bought these two copies from a local fundraising sale that included books. Imagine my surprise – then kinda-queasiness – at seeing my books obviously deaccessioned by someone in order to be at this “rummage sale.” ‘Twas actually a good deal for me as the price they charged was lower than my author’s cost for copies, and the copies were in “new” (vs used) condition. I’m assuming these were unused review copies—and, hey, at least their sales back to the author were for a good cause. But still: kinda queasy -- I'm a big girl (and I know most review copies are never reviewed), but coming across them so physically this way has never happened to me before …
The second twist is that part of the list below is from the inventory of one of my publishers in the Philippines who’s retiring. Fortunately, someone was traveling from there to the U.S. so that I didn’t have to pay the international postal rate that would have made the books extremely expensive. Always HAPPY to have Giraffe books in the Poetry Library!
So here’s my latest “Bought Poetry” list which, while usually of poetry collections, also includes books in other genres (in today's list, a novel, essay collection and political science) if the authors are also poets.
THE AWAKENING by Eileen R. Tabios
THE RELATIONAL ELATIONS OF ORPHANED ALGEBRA by Eileen R. Tabios and j/j hastain
MY FAVORITE WARLORD by Eugene Gloria
REALISM by Tom Mandel
MOTHER WAS A TRAGIC GIRL by Sandra Simonds
COLLECTED POEMS by Enoch Powell
A CUP OF SUN: A BOOK OF POEMS by Joan Walsh Anglund
SONGS OF INNOCENCE (color facsimile of the First Edition with 31 Color Plates) by William Blake
POEMS AT WAR by Jose Ma. Espino
A BLADE OF FERNS by Edith Tiempo
MARGINAL ANNOTATIONS by Edith Tiempo
FLYING OVER KANSAS by Rowena Tiempo Torrevilas
FILIPINA INSURGENCY: WRITING AGAINST PATRIARCHY IN THE PHILIPPINES by E. San Juan
CIRCLES WITH OPEN ENDS by Diana T. Gamalinda
STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE by Eva Villanueva