Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Based on the first (not top, first) 50 books I've loved and listed on Link In To Poetry, these poetry publishers are doing a fabulous job by moi taste (based on that they're represented with more than one beloved book):

Ahsahta Press
Coffee House Press
Dos Madres Press
Insert Blanc Press
Ugly Duckling Presse
Wave Books

I like creating lists because list-making offers heretofore unknown revelations. Like, from the above list, I would have expected only two of those publishers. Well, I'm glad to know this info... now, onto other lists:

As you can see from the above, the house  grapes are still green.  They'll probably ripen while I'm out of town for the rest of July.  Well, the yellow squash, cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, strawberries and recently the tomatoes have come out out! Which is to say, here’s the latest update of my Recently Relished W(h)ine List below. 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.

13 jalapeno peppers
3 yellow tomatoes
3 red Heirloom tomatoes
2 yellow cherry tomatoes
5 green figs
4 Meyer lemons
6 yellow onions
27 apricots
34 yellow squash
20 strawberries
5 Italian cucumbers

THE PLUM-STONE GAME, poems by Kathleen Jesme (gorgeous. LinkedIn Recommendation #44)

* THEN GO ON, poems by Mary Burger (awesome. Discerning and intelligent. LinkedIn Recommendation #37)

CAN IT!, poetry/memoir by Edmund Berrigan (alchemized numerous influences into his own admirable voice. LinkedIn Recommendation #46)

100 SCENES: A GRAPHIC NOVEL, asemic poetry by Tim Gaze (wonderful. LinkedIn Recommendation #21)

BIG BAD ASTERISK* , poems by Carlo Matos (witty and pleasingly unusual. LinkedIn Recommendation #50)

* BLUE HERON, poems by Elizabeth Robinson (exceptional)

*  DIARY OF USE, poems by J. Vera Lee (interesting)

SELECTED POEMS OF SALVADOR ESPRIU, Translated from the Catalan by Magda Bogin

* WALKING AMONG THEM, poems by Max Winter

* MEMORY FUTURE, poems by Heather Aimee O’Neill

* PRO MAGENTA / BE MET, poems by Corina Copp

* A DISTURBANCE IN THE AIR, poems by Michele Poulos

* A MAP PREDETERMINED AND CHANCE, poems by Laura Wetherington


VELLEITY’S SHADE, poetry by Star Black with paintings by Bill Knott

* HOUSE ORGAN, No. 83, Summer 2013, literary journal edited by Kenneth Warren (as ever, a good read)

* 6X6 #22, December 2010 Ugly Duckling chap literary journal featuring Lily Brown, Chris Hosea, Aaron McCollough, Jennifer Nelson, George Eklund, Ryan Murphy (another good read)

UNDERSTANDING ILOCANO VALUES, cultural study by Tomas D. Andres

SALVADOR, journalism by Joan Didion

THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL, journalism by Asne Seierstad

IN THE LAND OF UNLIKENESS, novella by Jim Harrison

ETHAN FROME, novel by Edith Wharton

GOOD TO A FAULT, novel by Marina Endicott

THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, novel by Keigo Higashino

HELLBOX, novel by Bill Pronzini

SILKEN PREY, novel by John Sandford

THE HIT, novel by David Baldacci

ABOVE SUSPICION, novel by Linda La Plante

AIRTIGHT, novel by David Rosenfelt

THE GIRL IN THE GREEN RAINCOAT, novel by Laura Lippman

GILDING THE LILY, novel by Tatiana Boncompagni

BETRAYAL, novel by Christina Dodd

2003 Filhot sauterne
2009 Beaux Freres Pinot noir
2000 Domaine de Chevalier Semillion
1996 Branaire Ducru
2003 Bert Simon Serrig Herrenburg Riesling Auslese
2012 Kelly Fleming sauvignon blanc
2009 Araujo sauvignon blanc
2004 Araujo syrah
2004 Colin-Delejer Chassagne Montrachet La Maltroise
1990 Gaja Spress
2006 Aubert Ritchie Vineyards chardonnay Sonoma
2002 Blankiet Paradise Hills merlot
2007 Peter Michael “La Carriere” chardonnay
1991 Philip Togni cabernet
2003 Peter Jakob Kuhn Oestrich Lenchen Riesling Beerenauslese
2005 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling Spatlese

Labels: ,