My Fall 2012 Reading List

by Jorge Antonio Vallejos

It’s Year 3 of my website and I want to share with you, my readers and supporters, what I’m reading throughout the year via different lists.  Things will change.  I won’t be strictly sticking to the lists as many books come my way but I will be reading most, and maybe all, the books listed. 

The last list I shared was my summer 2012 reading list.  A friend told me, “That’s an ambitious list.”  Ambition gets me places.  And “ambitious” was the right word.  One of my writing mentors Simon Ortiz repeatedly advised one thing: “Read a lot!”

I listened.

This list is a little shorter than the last but it has just as much substance.  


Resistance Poetry 2: International Festival of Poetry of Resistance Anthology 2012

Tis Pity by David Bateman

iii by J. Fisher

Viewing Tom Thompson, A Minority Report by Kevin Irie

Hoodlum Birds by Eugene Gloria

My Favorite Warlord by Eugene Gloria

Say I Sing by Bao Phi

Whorled by Ed Bok Lee

Runaway Dreams by Richard Wagamese

Skin Like Mine by Garry Gottfriedson

In Search of Small Gods by Jim Harrison

Short Story

Trash by Dorothy Allison

The Melting Pot and Other Subversive Stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

Best Bondage Lesbian Erotica Edited by Tristan Taormino

Non Fiction

Writers & Company: In Conversation With CBC Radio’s Eleanor Wachtel

Best American Essays 1998 Edited by Cynthia Ozick

Running With The Buffaloes by Chris Lear

Although this list is shorter than the last you might be thinking “That’s still a big list!”

Remember, poetry collections are short and concise.  I read and re-read them fast.  Short stories are the same.  I’m already addicted to Trash and I have a feeling I’ll zip through Best Bondage Lesbian Erotica.

Some books will be carried over into winter.  The Eugene Gloria books as well as Ed Bok Lee, Bao Phi, Jim Harrison, Richard Wagamese and Garry Gottfriedson were on my last list.  Now they are here.

If you are interested in reading some of the same books and chatting about them email me: If you have any thoughts or comments please post them below, or write me a letter at the addy above.

Happy reading!

Tune into Black Coffee Poet Friday September 28, 2012 for my new VLOG about my Fall 2012 Reading List where I show and discuss the books.


About Black Coffee Poet

Black Coffee Poet is a mixed race poet, essayist, and journalist who focuses on Social Justice, Indigenous Rights, STOPPING Violence Against Women, Film, and Literature.
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5 Responses to MY FALL 2012 READING LIST

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  2. buriedinprint says:

    Looks like a great mix: I just heard an interview with Richard Wagamese (with Shelagh Rogers, on CBC’s The Next Chapter) and it promptly added a string of his books to my TBR. That list (and yours too, I’m sure) just never gets any shorter! I hope you’re enjoying your fall reading…

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