Saturday, February 20, 2021

Latest Additions to My Library

I am thrilled to have received this motherlode of wow in roughly the past month or so:

Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by Paul Celan [2014, Farrar, Straus & Giroux]

Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Earlier Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by Paul Celan [2020, Farrar, Straus & Giroux]

Poems of André Breton: A Bilingual Anthology by André Breton (trans/ed. by Jean-Pierre Cauvin & Mary Ann Caws) [2006, Black Widow Press]

The Idea of Perfection: The Poetry and Prose of Paul Valéry: A Bilingual Edition by Paul Valéry (trans. by Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody) [2020, Farrar, Straus & Giroux]

The Secret Room
by Kazim Ali [2017, Kaya Press]

Quinn's Passage by Kazim Ali [2005, BlazeVOX]

The Weight of the Minolta in Her Hand by Marianna Hofer [2017, Finishing Line Press]

A Threadbare Universe by Jason Baldinger [2020, Kung Fu Treachery Press]

Poems: Volume 01
by Camilla Jean Welsch [2021, BookBaby]

Waxworks by Frieda Hughes [2002, HarperCollins]

Tornado by Ted Lardner [2008, The Kent State University Press]

We Practice for It by Ted Lardner [2014, Tupelo Press]

The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook
by Kim Krans [2018, HarperOne]

Whirl Away Girl by Tricia Johnson [2021, Atmosphere Press]

I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey by Langston Hughes [2011, Books on Tape]

The Lunch Bucket Brigade #3 by various [2021, The Lunch Bucket Brigade Press]

A Season of Significance by Jared Smith [2021, River Dog]

Still Marching by Alex Gildzen [2021, River Dog]


Monday, February 8, 2021

Stormy Whether

Four years ago today, my wife Geri Lynne unexpectedly passed away. Sometimes it still feels like yesterday. 

I took this photo of us after a severe storm destroyed part of the stage during the 2007 Warped Tour in Cleveland.