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About meI started buying books because you can't smoke in libraries and now I've quit smoking. So I buy books to replace smoking in a way, because I can't go to coffee shops and watch anyone smoking or even smell it for too long. So I like libraries now that I can not afford the books they contain. I go to book stores and library sales and try finding things online and sometimes I get lucky. I'm worried about moving them because I don't get paid that much.

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Chax Press
Burning Deck Chapbooks
archipelago books
a+bend press
Futurepoem books
Apogee Press
Belladonna Books
Flood Editions
green integer
New Directions
Wesleyan University Press
Alice James Books
Dalkey Archive
University of California
Kelsey Street Press
Ugly Duckling Books
Jargon
Grossman Publishers

GroupsHoustonians, Karl Shapiro and Company

Favorite authorsCharles Baudelaire, Samuel Beckett, Anne Carson, Gilles Deleuze, Ronald Johnson, Charles Olson (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceOct 31, 2005

Currently readingStone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea by Diane Glancy
Lorine Niedecker : Collected Works by Lorine Niedecker
Selected Poems (New California Poetry, 3) by Fanny Howe
Sphericity by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
The Maximus poems by Charles Olson
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Very few people here reading Scalapino. Have you gotten her final book? I hope to find a copy soon.
You don't know me!
We share some the same tastes in poetry-- Tate, Gluck, Simic, Dean Young among others. If I might be so forward as to suggest someone, earlier Goldbarth is wonderful. You have an impressive collection of poetry.
I love your review of Samperi's The Prefiguration, and I wanted to tell you you have a great library!
just sayin hi..i like your booklist...
Congrats on not smoking. And reading a lot. :-)

-Rus
"As it is, she is sort of smooshy and they are all love poems and they try to be something in leather but really it's not that, it's sort of nothing they way the poems are and the way she was too young to have them in print when they were printed, so the book is ehh and ehh and oh well."

I laughed, and laughed, and laughed. You just saved me the trouble of forcing myself to read this book someday and then forcing myself to come up with a similar paragraph to convince myself that it wasn't all a complete waste of time, x100 similar occasions in the past.

You like Stein, I'm guessing. I never really understood how -fast- that way can be; something I rather envy right now.
I have just started adding my library. It is nice to come across someone from AZ with a voracious appetite for reading.
Nice to hear from you, hope you enjoyed the Dusie chap!
Good to see another person who likes the poetry of James Wright and Adam Zagajewski.
Many of your 'the best' books are my favorites!
this site reminds me that people read poetry -- good to see armantrout et al on others' shelves. rockin' list.
what you said... don't ready much poetry and was wondering how JT was regarded by those in the know. Some arresting imagery here and there, I have to say.
james tate - please help me out here... a colossus of American Poetry or teh wanker?
Thanks for your kind comment, dawnpen. About Commons: I had a hard time with it at first, but the final section, Pollen Fossil Record, still has me returing to it a year later. And the ideas she explores there helped to open the earlier poems for me. By the by, your poetry collection: amazing.
Excellent collection.
Thanks for the Swensen recommendation! I hadn't heard of Oh, so I might not have come across it otherwise.
Another Ashbery/Barthes/Carson fan! I commend your taste. :)
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