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About meI am a city kid who lived on a farm for most of the last forty years. Reminds me of Gary Snyder's poem "Hay for the Horses". A lapsed baseball fan and altar boy.

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Favorite authorsHenry Adams, Isaac Babel, Dorothy Dodds Baker, Reginald Horace Blyth, Albert Camus, Constantine Petrou Cavafy, Penelope Fitzgerald, Jack Gilbert, Vasily Grossman, Homer, Tove Jansson, Stanisław Lem, Yoko Ogawa, John Dos Passos, Walker Percy, J. F. Powers, Kenneth Rexroth, Rainer Maria Rilke, Steven Runciman, Anna Seghers, Victor Serge, Gary Snyder, Stendhal, Arkady Strugatsky, Antal Szerb, Wisława Szymborska, James Tate, Edward Thomas, Olga Tokarczuk, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, William Wordsworth (Shared favorites)

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Favorite librariesC. C. Mellor Memorial Library, Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, Carnegie Library of Homestead, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Squirrel Hill, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary Library, Wilkinsburg Public Library

Favorite listsBest 21st Century Books (So Far), Favorite Childhood Books

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Member sinceFeb 25, 2007

Currently readingLe Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age by Robert N. Bellah
Our Life Grows (NYRB Poets) by Ryszard Krynicki
Poems to Night by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
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