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Tagspoetry (370), fiction (165), theory (158), delicious (155), feminism (134), gender (132), history (118), graphic novel (104), experimental (100), film (97) — see all tags

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About meI live, breathe & eat books; wish i still worked in a bookstore (and almost got a job in a library!); write books; write in books (pencil only); have friends who write books; edit friends' books. I love the experimental, the obscure, the activist and the whimsical. Sometimes I buy a book I already have. Sometimes I lose a book I love. I lend books like pennies. I guess that's why they call me delirium.

Current obsessive online pursuit: chasing links through the world of contemporary Arabic literature at the English PEN Online Atlas

About my libraryEver-changing. Full of obsessions, past and present: modernist women's poetry; the Silk Road; film; classical Greece; Anne Carson; Sally Potter; visual culture; women artists; mythology and fairy tales, eco-living; graphic novels. Always trying to make space for what's coming next, always browsing, rereading, sharing.

In the throes of a serious AbeBooks addiction as I try to work out my next project. Thinking about a new more abstract set of tags: hopeful, passionate, alive...

GroupsAdoption, Banned Books, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Blank Generation, Bloggers, Blur(b), Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fiction/Non-Fiction, Cover Design Junkies, Editors, Researchers, Whatever, Feminist SFshow all groups

Favorite authorsKathy Acker, Dodie Bellamy, John Berger, Julie Bertagna, Charlotte Brontë, Nicole Brossard, Andy Brown, Anne Carson, Angela Carter, Chrystos, Michelle Citron, Chynna Clugston Flores, Alison Croggon, Stevie Davies, Maya Deren, Emily Dickinson, Qwo-Li Driskill, Marilyn Dumont, Margaret Elphinstone, Mai Ghoussoub, W.S. Graham, Ursula K. Le Guin, Steven Heighton, Dorothea Rosa Herliany, LeAnne Howe, Linda Hutcheon, Alootook Ipellie, Kathleen Jamie, Tove Jansson, Derek Jarman, Daniel Heath Justice, Larissa Lai, Federico Garcia Lorca, David Mack, Geraldine McCaughrean, Hilary McKay, María Rosa Menocal, Deborah A. Miranda, Terry Moore, David Morley, Grace Paley, Shahrnush Parsipur, Sally Potter, Claudia Roden, SF Said, Gregory Scofield, Jo Shapcott, Ali Smith, Rebecca Solnit, Susan Sontag, Juliana Spahr, Gertrude Stein, Jill Thompson, Marina Warner, Joss Whedon, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAbracadabra Llibres, Arthur Probsthain: Oriental & African Bookseller, Bags of Books, Balfour Books, BFI Filmstore, Book City (Annex), Book City (Danforth), Book City (The Beach), Bookartbookshop, Caledonia Books, Casa del Popolo, Cinéphilia, Clerkenwell Tales, Compendium Bookshop, Fantasy Centre, Forres Bookshop, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Foyles Bookshop Royal Festival Hall, Fremont Books, Fruitmarket Gallery Bookshop, G. David, Galignani, Gay's the Word, Giovanni's Room, Gosh! Comics, Grant and Cutler Ltd., Housing Works Used Book Cafe, Joseph's Bookstore, Koenig Books, La Librería de Lavapies, Les Mots à la Bouche, Mál og Menning, Moe's Books, Muswell Hill Bookshop, News From Nowhere, Owl Bookshop, Oxfam Bookshop (Bloomsbury St, London), Page & Turners, Pages of Hackney, Prospero's Books, Queen's Park Books, Stanfords, Strand Bookstore, Tate Modern Shop, The Beguiling, The Broadway Bookshop, This Ain't the Rosedale Library, Toronto Women's Bookstore, Whitney Museum of American Art Bookstore, Winding Stair Bookshop and Restaurant, Word Power Bookshop

Favorite librariesBritish Library, Hornsey Library, Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy, Toronto Public Library, The London Library, Toronto Public Library - Riverdale, Toronto Public Library - Wychwood

Other favoritesThe British Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Free Word Centre, Cinéphilia West


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