By Jorge Antonio Vallejos
It’s a new season, which means it’s time for a new reading list. I’m a bit late putting this up but there’s still close to two months left of this cold winter: fifty-two days to be exact.
Some of these books have already been read since December 21st, the start of winter. Some that I’ve read I forgot to put on here; sorry. Some are being read at the moment. Some are re-reads such as After and Before The Lightning by Simon J. Ortiz and Mind Gym.
This list has two new sections: “Anthologies” and “Literature Journals”. I’ve had such books included in previous lists but lumped them in with other sections. Now they have their own home.
Winter Poems Along The Rio Grande by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Evidence of Red: Poems and Prose by LeAnne Howe
Rosa Rose and Other Poems by Robert Priest
Argument With the Lake by Tanis Rideout
The Civic Mindedness of Trees by Ken Howe
Music Garden by Jim Nason
A Night For The Lady by Joanne Arnott
After and Before the Lightning by Simon J. Ortiz
Whirr and Click by Michelle Maylor
A Bitter Mood of Clouds by Vivian Hansen
Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson
Rampike: Sur-Teksts Vol. 22/No. 2
Exile The Literary Quarterly Vol. 36/No. 3
Best Sex Writing 2008 Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Inventing The Truth: The Art And Craft of Memoir edited by William Zinsser
Sovereign Bones: New Native American Writing Edited by Eric Gansworth
Zhush Redux: An Outwrites Anthology
Spiritual and Self Improvement
Mind Gym by Gary Mack and David Castevens
Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey
Advice To Writers by Jon Winkour
I have 52 days left to read these books. I plan on reading them all!
I’m a reader and a writer. I’m re-reader and a re-writer. I’m a word lover.
These books and this list, along with my faith, family, friends, and my physical and spiritual art (The Gentle Way) are the most important things to me. I see no better way to spending my time this winter.
If you’d like to join me in reading some of these books email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Happy winter reading. Stay warm and inspired.
Peace, Prayers, Poetry,
Jorge Antonio Vallejos