B. Catling’s The Vorrh
B. Catling’s The Erstwhile
B. Catling’s The Cloven
Barbara Gowdy’s The White Bone
Robyn Sarah’s Wherever We Were Meant to Be
Matthew Walsh’s These are not the potatoes of my youth
Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Warrior Woman
Julian Barnes’ Levels of Life
Joan Didion’s Savador
Dominique Janicaud’s On the Human Condition

Train: a poetry journal posted “Dean Jocelyn” today <http://trainpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2021/03/dean-jocelin.html>, one of the poems from my “I Am What They Make Of Me”series, each of which is written from the perspective of a character in a novel who has influenced me over the years. Three other poems in the series – “Chick Mallison”, “Chief Bromden”, and “Cornelius Suttree” will appear in the upcoming print edition of the journal.

Here’s what’s I’ve been reading since Christmas –

  • Douglas Glover’s The Life and Times of Captain N.
  • Sylvia Legris’ Circuitry of Veins
  • Leonard Cohen’s Death of a Lady’s Man
  • Jay MillAr’s The Ghosts of Jay MillAr
  • R. B. Young’s Crimes of Disrespect
  • George Saunders’s Tenth of December
  • Truman Capote’s Answered Prayers
  • Shane Arbuthnott’s Terra Nova
  • Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

Here’s what I’ve been reading the last month, including a bunch of poetry that I picked up at Old Goat Books in uptown Waterloo (which you should totally check out, by the way).

  • Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For
  • Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita
  • Rienzi Crusz’s Elephant and Ice
  • Junie Desil’s eat salt | gaze at the ocean
  • rob mclennon’s bagne, or Criteria for Heaven
  • rob mclennon’s What’s Left
  • Ayelet Tsabari’s The Best Place on Earth
  • Wayne Clifford’s On Abducting the Cello

I’ve been on a bit of a fiction jag recently. Here’s what I’ve been reading –

  • Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits
  • Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America
  • Willa Cather’s My Antonia
  • Dave Eggers’ How We Are Hungry
  • Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast
  • Jac Jemec’s In the Grip of It
  • Thomas King’s Indians on Vacation
  • Milan Kundera’s Slowness
  • Saphire’s Push
  • George Saunders’ Pastoralia
  • Jeff Vandermeer’s Borne
  • Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions
Kim Davids Mandar is editing of “In | Appropriate”, a collection of essays with Canadian novelists on the subject of writing difference that will be published in the fall by the press that I run, Gordon Hill Press. She and I has a dialogue about the book appear in the most recent issue of The Puritan.
You can find it here –