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!”
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any thoughts or comments please post them below, or write me a letter at the addy above.
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.