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Member: KelMunger

CollectionsYour library (5,446)

Reviews254 reviews

TagsAmerican Literature (1,881), Kindle (1,454), Fiction (1,422), Poetry (1,000), American History (680), Science Fiction (624), Politics (487), Religion (395), World History (390), British Literature (340) — see all tags

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About meJournalism professor, poet, writer and editor. I read omnivorously and sometimes indiscriminately. So far, I've averaged a book a day since I was seven (that's more than four decades, but who's counting?). I love poetry, drama, literary fiction, general non-fiction; I'm intrigued by science, history and religion; and obsessed by politics. For "brain-candy," I prefer science fiction (especially alternative/speculative history) and *blush* lesbian romance.

About my libraryThe "permanent" collection is made up of poetry, political/cultural scholarship (especially critical studies of gender, race & class), and some sentimental favorites. In addition to the personal library logged here, I also have books that are up for trade at BookMooch or that will eventually be donated to either the local public library or the California prison library system. Get books to the people!

GroupsCalifornians Who LT, Poetry Fool

Favorite authorsai, Mark Doty, Carolyn Forché, Timothy Liu, Anne Sexton, Kevin Young (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAvid Reader, Beers Books, Book Den, The Book Collector, Time Tested Books

Favorite librariesSacramento Public Library - Central Library, Sacramento Public Library - McKinley Library


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Real nameKel Munger

LocationSacramento, CA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 17, 2006

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Kel My Kel! Tried to email you today but it bounced? Hit me at, dudette! :)
Kel, how goes 2014? :)

Passing through LT today. Have I harassed you yet re: crossposting your lovely review of INTERRUPT to its Amazon page, please? Thank you.

The Jeffster
hey, kel,

"flatmanCROOKED - First Winter" is already in the database. if you'd like to add it, well, you can add it now. we're doing some stuff with you all at sn&r in both the near and distant future. glad to have you on board.

kaelan smith, senior editor, fmC
Hi, again. Thanks for the response!
When I was at SLC, Mark was on leave, although visiting often. He was still dealing with Wally's death. I'm delighted to note that he's teaching part of the year now at the U of Houston Creative Writing Program, which is stellar. Houston is not that close to San Antonio, but a lot closer than NYC.
I'd love to read some of the criticism you're writing. There's really a shortage of good critical writing out there. It's very important.
Hello! We have a lot of books in common (I'm a poetry MFA'er from Sarah Lawrence College), and your first three listed favorite authors (Ai, Doty and Forche) are also mine. I'm looking forward to strolling through your library.

Thank you for your reply.

Our shared book list has more than doubled since my original message. I'm about ready to enter the last bookcase. It's full of individual issues (as opposed to selected, collected, or complete works). Not all the poets represented are canonical, but I also wouldn't say that many are particularly contemporary.

I am not familiar with The Book collector on 24th. I'll definitely make a stop there the next time I make into town.

Thanks again.
Hi Kel,

Between us we make up a fairly strong Poetry showing on librarything for the Sacramento region. It's somewhat surprising to me that between us we have nearly 1,000 books tagged 'Poetry', and only 17 are shared. I still have over 300 to tag, so I think the number will increase.

I'm going to enjoy looking through your titles.

Hi Kel,
I've read your pieces in the SN&R and seen your name pop up on the Davis Dykes list and it's funny to run into you here. Small world & all.
I hope you're getting to enjoy a leisurely and literary long weekend.
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