63º ~ still beautiful, but darn it, those 90s are coming back, boooooo
So, yesterday, I got up in the pulpit a bit. To back up those words, here's a picture of the four books I purchased in July/August.
I Stand Here Shredding Documents Kristin Berkey-Abbot, Finishing Line Press, 2011
The End of the Folded Map Matthew Nienow, Codhill Press, 2011
Fat Girl Jessie Carty, Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011
Excuse me while I wring this long swim out of my hair Sarah J. Sloat, dancing girl press, 2011
Yep, these are all chapbooks. That's just pure coincidence. I buy large and small, heck, I even buy broadsides when I get the chance. And while I've fallen down a bit on my "What I'm Reading Posts," rest assured that I talk up the poets I like here and yonder on the campus. If a book doesn't match my taste I simply don't write or talk about it because there is enough ill-will in the world and I do not choose to be a professional critic writing professional book reviews.
Of the four, I've read Nienow's already. LOVED IT! Wonderful poems of landscape in the 21st century and comments on the human condition. I look forward to sitting down with the other three soon.
**Remember, if you buy the book directly from the publisher, they get a much better profit margin than if you buy from Amazon. If you really want to buy from an online bookstore, try Better World Books, where much of the profit goes to aiding literacy efforts here and abroad and you can purchase carbon offsets for your shipping for a nickel. (BWB doesn't always carry books from the smaller publishers.)