A bookstore sale allowed me to pick up loads of titles this month, namely, the first seven titles in the list below. The last three came from a much-delayed online order.
by The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists Gideon Defoe (third book in a series but this and the fifth book on the Romantics are the ones I’m really interested in)
by The Dream Archipelago Christopher Priest
by The Stain on the Snow ( Georges Simenon published in the US as ) Dirty Snow
by Midnight Plus One Gavin Lyall
by Before, During, and After: Poems Hal Sirowitz
by The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein Peter Ackroyd
of The Complete Western Stories Elmore Leonard
by The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation Fanny Howe
by The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems 1972-1995 Michael Palmer
by Thread (reviews from Michael Palmer , Jacket 2 , Lana Turner , The Constant Critic magazine, and Poetry ) Publishers Weekly
: Twentieth Anniversary Issue (Fall 2001) 37 Conjunctions
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is always a source of delight, but right now, the three latest pieces are all absolutely phenomenal reading: Web Conjunctions
(“Your brother, the first boy you ever kissed. Your sister, the first person your brother ever kissed. Your mother, who has never kissed anyone, to your knowledge, since the age of thirty-seven.”) “One Hundred Characters” by Sam Allingham
(” ‘I want a cigarette.’ You must say this with a French accent.”) “The French Knew How To Wave” by Diana Wagman
(from “Analogion”: “ore poured/ through ode// and hissed forth/ the dread// child shape: O”) by Steven Toussaint Five Poems Like this: Like Loading...
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