Apr 6, 2024

Books Read 2023

1. High Magic- Frater U.D.

2. New American Writing #25

3. The Householders- Tara Mcdowell

4. Macular Hole- Catherine Wagner

5. The Dark Half- Stephen King

6. Lost And Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series 3, Spring 2012: 

Langston Hughes, Nancy Conard And Louise Thompson: Poetry, Politics and Friendship In The Spanish Civil War

Lorine Niedecker: Homemade Poems

John Wieners And Charles Olson: Selected Correspondence (Parts I and II)

Diane Di Prima: Charles Olson Memorial Lecture

Edward Dorn: The Olson Memorial Lectures

Michael Rumaker: Selected Letters

Joane Kyger: Letters To And From 

7. The Mummy Or Ramses The Damned- Anne Rice

8. How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation Of A Jewish Preacher From Galilee- Bart D. Ehrman 

9. The Life And Times Of Steve Orth- Steve Orth

10. Night Shift- Stephen King

11. The Complete Eightball: Issues 1-18- Daniel Clowes

12. Genesis- NRSV

13. Exodus- NRSV

14. Leviticus- NRSV

15. Numbers- NRSV

16. Deuteronomy- NRSV

17. Joshua- NRSV

18. Judges- NRSV

19. Ruth- NRSV

20. 1 Samuel- NRSV

21. 2 Samuel- NRSV

22. 1 Kings- NRSV

23. 2 Kings- NRSV

24. Vita Nuova- Dante, translated by Mark Musa

25. Five Fingers Review #22

26. Justine- Lawrence Durrell

27. 777 And Other Qabalistic Writings Of Aleister Crowley- Aleister Crowley

28. My New Job- Catherine Wager

29. Chronicles I- NRSV

30. Profiles Of The Future- Arthur C. Clarke

31. Chronicles II- NRSV

32. The Focus Of Life: The Mutterings OF Aaos- Austin Osman Spare

33. Ezra- NRSV

34. Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997- edited by Dodie Bellamy, Kevin Killian

35. Nehemiah- NRSV

36. Prime Chaos: Adventures In Chaos Magic- Phil Hine

37. Alph- Charles Eric Maine

38. The Invention Of Glass- Emmanuel Hocquard, translated Cole Swenson, Rod Smith

39. The Poetry Of Jack Spicer- Daniel Katz

40. The Tiny #2

41. Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology- edited John Kessel, Mark L. Van Name, Richard Butner

42. Rant- Chuck Palahniuk

43. O One/ An Anthology- edited Leslie Scalapino

44. Man Vs. Sky- Corey Zeller

45. Get The Money: Collected Prose (1961-1983)- Ted Berrigan

46. Esther- NRSV

47. Job- NRSV

48. Revelation: St John Of The Divine's Prophecies For The Apocalypse And Beyond- Peter Lorbe

49. The Fountains Of Paradise- Arthur C. Clarke

50. American Cosmic: UFOs, Religions, Technology- D.W. Pasulka

51. Area Sneaks #1

52. New Weathers: Poetics From The Naropa Archives- edited Anne Waldman, Emma Gomis

53. Credences #1

54. Monica- Daniel Clowes

55. Introducing The Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life- Anthony M. Coniaris

56. Psalms- NRSV

Tom Raworth

[this, what, reminiscence? originally appeared on Kent Johnson and Michael Boughn's Dispatches blog, published early 2017. I'm not 100% sure but I believe it was taken down shortly after being posted, I never found out why, if indeed it was]

Februray 23rd, 2004 was a Monday, a strange day for a reading, a strange night rather, on that night Tom  Raworth and Kelly Holt read at Brandon Brown’s apartment in the Tenderloin in San Francisco.  

I know that Tom was in town for another reading, a proper reading, I know that I attended that reading;  I think it was in Berkeley, perhaps it was a Holloway reading? Perhaps Jennifer Scappettone was  organizing? That feels right but can’t say for certain, what I can say for certain is that I took this photo of  Tom Raworth and Jean Day at that reading on February 19, 2004, (this photo cracks me up, I hadn’t  introduced myself to either of these people yet, I knew of them, through their books, they were  celebrities to me, I’m the paparazzi, I probably walked up, startled them out of their conversation,  blinded them with a flash photo, pivoted on my heels and bee-lined for the free wine table).

And here’s another photo from that same reading, I spot Leslie Scalapino, Lyn Hejinian, Duncan  Mcnaughton (?), Simone Fattal , Chris Stroffolino, Kate Pringle (?), who else? 

I’m adlibbing a bit here but I suspect Brandon Brown (full of complimentary wine) approached Tom and  invited him to read at his apartment, spur of the moment, I don’t think Brandon knew Tom before that  night, later on in the car on the way back to SF I remember Brandon going “holy shit, Tom Raworth is  going to read at my apartment…” and me going “holy shit…” 

Night of the reading at Brandon’s apartment, Tenderloin, San Francisco, I remember Brandon being  nervous that no one would show up, it was a last minute reading and Tom had just read. I remember Brandon being relieved when the first person arrived at the apartment, Kevin Killian.

It was an intimate reading for sure, but it didn’t feel  small to me. Here’s a photo of partial audience, I spot (from bottom L to R)  

Kevin Killian, Larry Kearney, Elise Ficarra, Megan Pruitt and Tom reading 

I remember being struck by how fast Tom read, I would learn later that he was infamous for this reading  style, it blew me away that night, casual but intense, hard to understand at times but pleasurable all the  same. I liked his approach; different than anything I had experienced up to that point. It was obvious Tom hadn’t planned a reading, he was skipping around his book (I think a Collected) frenetically, randomly, stopping to read a poem at the back then flipping to the front to read another.  

Kelly Holt also read that night, she read from her just released Tolling Elves pamphlet/ chapbook Syntax  For J.C., and now that I think about it, was that the connection? Thomas Evans, who published Tolling  Elves, was still in England back then, perhaps Kelly knew Tom Raworth through Thomas Evans? Did Tom Raworth recommend to Brandon Brown that he read with Kelly Holt? I don’t know, it was a good pairing though, I do remember that. (Kelly was the first  poet I was friends with who was around my age who had something published, her Tolling Elves “book” was actually a pamphlet, but to me it was a book, I remember asking Kelly  before the reading about her “publisher” Thomas Evans, I remember Kelly laughing at the idea of Thomas being “her publisher,” I remember being a little embarrassed).  

Here is a photo of Kelly reading from her “book”

And here are a couple photos of Tom reading 

After the reading Larry Kearney and Tom Raworth, old buds (notice the framed W.B. Yeats photo on the  wall next to the magnetic dart board)  

Brandon Brown and Tom after the reading 

And one more photo with Kelly, Tom, Larry and Kevin chatting in Brandon’s room after the reading


It was a great reading, intimate and warm; Tom reading among friends old and new. 

Feb 13, 2023


  1. Caterpillar #12
  2. Ibsen: Four Major Plays Volume II- Henrik Ibsen
  3. Sonnets To The Humans- Zachary Colter
  4. One #26
  5. Modern French Theater: The Avant-garde, DADA, And Surrealism- edited and translated by Michael Benedikt, George E Wellwarth
  6. If I Should Say I Have Hope- Lynn Mellnick
  7. Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel Of Thomas- Elaine Pagels
  8. Darwin's Century: Evolution And The Men Who Discovered It- Loren Eiseley
  9. Snow-Flake/ Different Streets- Eileen Myles
  10. Imperial Earth- Arthur C. Clarke
  11. Paul: The Apostle Of The Gentiles: Journey's In Greece- Maria Mavromataki
  12. The Selected Poems Of Steve Carey- Steve Carey
  13. Skeleton Isle #1
  14. Report On Planet Three- Arthur C. Clarke
  15. Ethics Of Sleep- Bernadette Mayer
  16. Fourteen Hills- Vol 18 No. 2
  17. The Exploration Of Space- Arthur C. Clarke
  18. Prayer Book And Hymnology Of The Holy Eastern Orthodox Church- Rev. Dr. Harry P Hatzopoulos
  19. The Colossus Of Maroussi- Henry Miller
  20. Borderless Bodies- Linh Dinh
  21. The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, And Diversity In Early Christianity- David Braake
  22. Five Stars: Selected Amazon Reviews Volume 4- Kevin Killian
  23. Credences 4
  24. The Dispossessed- Ursula K. Le Guin
  25. And If You Don't Go Crazy I'll Meet You Here Tomorrow- Filip Marinovih
  26. Slaying The Dragon: A Secret History Of Dungeons And Dragons- Ben Riggs
  27. Killing And Dying- Adrian Tomine
  28. WHET- Erick Garcia
  29. Main Street- Sinclair Lewis
  30. Soft Targets #1
  31. Introduction To Magic: Rituals And Practical Techniques For The Magus Vol 1- Julius Evola And The UR Group
  32. Correct Animal- Rebecca Farivar
  33. Macaroni Necklace #2
  34. Painters And Poets: Tibor De Nagy Gallery- Douglas Crase, Jenni Quilter
  35. The Heathens: Primitive Man And His Religions- William Howells
  36. The Man Suit- Zachery Schomburg
  37. Fantastic Voyage- Isaac Asimov
  38. Balloon Pop Outlaw Black- Patricia Lockwood

Jun 14, 2022


  1. Death Under Construction- Ava Koohbor
  2. Daily Bread Vol 10 #6
  3. The Occult- Colin Wilson
  4. Resolution Of The West- Nicholas James Wittington
  5. Manchestuhhh- Owen Peters
  6. Skeleton Isle #1
  7. Promethea Book Five- Alan Moore, JH Williams III
  8. Armies Of Compassion- Eleni Stecopoulos
  9. A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms- George R.R. Martin
  10. Transfer Fat- Aase Berg
  11. Thank You For The Window Office- Maged Zaher
  12. Daily Bread Vol 10 #7
  13. Isa The Truck Named Isadore- Amanda Nadelberg
  14. The Familiar: One Rainy Day In May: Volume 1- Mark Z. Danielewski
  15. Pleasure- Brian Teare
  16. Privado- Daniel Tiffany
  17. The Perennial Philosophy- Aldous Huxley
  18. Night Mail "Open In The Dark"- Julien Poirier
  19. Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence From The Road- ed. Michelle Tea
  20. The Books To Come- Alan Loney
  21. The Parables Of Jesus: A Commentary- Arland J. Hultgren
  22. Westward Haut- Edward Dorn
  23. The Temple Of High Magic: Hermetic Initiations In The Western Mystery Tradition- Ina Costers-Van Bergen
  24. The Scarlet Gospels- Clive Barker
  25. Tulips- John Brian King
  26. Vein- John Brian King
  27. The Gnostic Gospels- Elaine Pagels
  28. Homage To Homage To Homage To Creeley- Joshua Ware
  29. Daily Bread Vol 10 #8
  30. The Invisibles: Book Three- Grant Morrison
  31. One #18
  32. Hughson's Tavern- Fred Moten
  33. The Rise And Fall Of Alexandria: Birthplace Of The Modern Mind- Justin Pollard, Howard Reid
  34. The Kybalion: A Study Of The Hermetic Philosophy Of Ancient Egypt And Greece- Three Initiates 
  35. Parthenon West Review Issue Five
  36. The Perfumed Garden- Shaykh Nefzawi, translated by Sir Richard Burton
  37. Aphoria- Jackie Clark
  38. Skipbootzine #3
  39. The Three Magical Books Of Solomon: The Testament Of Solomon And His Greater And Lesser Keys In One Volume- translated by Aleister Crowley, S.L., Macgregor Mathers, F.C. Conybear
  40. The Disinformation Phase- Chris Toll
  41. The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  42. Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life Of London's Legendary Artist- Phil Baker
  43. Homage To Etel Adnan- ed. Lindsey Boldt, Steve Dickison, Samantha Giles
  44. Media, Hippolytus, Alkestis, The Bacchae- Euripides
  45. Earth Inferno- Austin Osman Spare
  46. Anarch- Frances Richard
  47. Seconds- Mike Torres
  48. The Invisibles: Book Four- Grant Morrison
  49. Radius Media #2
  50. A Blue Nocturne Notebook- Andrew K. Peterson
  51. Lord Jim- Joseph Conrad
  52. The Canary #7
  53. Tess Of The D'urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
  54. The Book Of Pleasure: The Psychology Of Ecstasy- Austin Osmon Spare
  55. The Explosions- Mathias Svalina
  56. Pudd'nhead Wilson- Mark Twain
  57. Ceci N'est Pas Keith Ceci N'est Pas Rosmarie- Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop
  58. The Pastures Of Heaven- John Steinbeck
  59. A Monthly Account Of The Year Leading Up To The End Of The World, By Agonistes, Prophet And Fulfiller Or The Exhausted Dream- Joshua Edwards
  60. Them Journal Vol One
  61. A Private Correspondence- Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller
  62. Science- Emily Toder
  63. The Easiest Way To Learn Tarot Ever!- Dusty White
  64. Bee Reaved- Dodie Bellamy 

Jan 20, 2021

Books Read 2020

  1.  Galvanized Iron On The Citizens' Band- Joseph Mosconi
  2.  Open Space #0: A Prospectus
  3.  Studio One Reading Series: 10 Years 54 Poets An Anthology
  4.  Bastion- Eric Unger
  5.  The Sequel- Michael Slosek
  6.  Vats- Luke Daly
  7.  Open Space #1
  8.  Lost Girls- Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie
  9.  Ellos- Christian Delfino, Mike McMullen
  10.  My Emily Dickinson- Susan Howe
  11.  A Confession And Other Religious Writings- Leo Tolstoy
  12.  Varieties Of Fascism- Eugen Weber
  13.  The Treatise Of The Three Imposters- Anonymous
  14.  Open Space #2
  15.  Open Space #3
  16.  Skitch #6
  17.  Selected Prose (2008-2019)- Micah Ballard
  18.  Open Space: Taurus Issue #4
  19.  One #25
  20.  Open Space #4 "White Hope"
  21.  Sulfur #41
  22.  New Sounds: A Listener's Guide To New Music- John Schaefer
  23.  Hellboy: Seed Of Destruction Omnibus Vol 1- Mike Mignola, John Byrne
  24.  Open Space #5
  25.  Riviera: Photographs Of Palm Springs- John Brian King
  26.  Open Space #6
  27.  Open Space #7
  28.  Character And Opinion In The United States- George Santayana
  29.  Open Space #8
  30.  Mare Island- Brooks Roddan
  31.  G.I. Gurdjief: The War Against Sleep- Colin Wilson
  32.  Open Space #9
  33.  Nemo: River Of Ghosts- Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neil
  34.  Open Space # "Valentine"
  35.  Open Space #10
  36.  Open Space #11
  37.  Sulfur #43
  38.  Box #3
  39.  The Fire: Collected Essays Of Robin Blaser- Robin Blaser, edited by Miriam Nichols
  40.  Box #6
  41.  Box #7
  42.  Daily Bread #1
  43.  Good Game- Andrew K. Peterson
  44.  Tarot Psychology- Robert Wang
  45.  The Invisibles: Book Two- Grant Morrison
  46.  Daily Bread #4
  47.  Daily Bread #8
  48.  Daily Bread #10
  49.  The California Poem- Eleni Sikelianos
  50.  Daily Bread #11
  51.  Humans And Horses- Logan Ryan Smith
  52.  The God Of Salt And Light- Logan Ryan Smith
  53.  Daily Bread #12
  54.  Compeche- Joshua Edwards
  55.  Daily Bread #13
  56.  Men And Apes- Ramona Morris, Desmond Morris
  57.  Memoir And Essay- Michael Gottlieb
  58.  Daily Bread #14
  59.  Daily Bread #15
  60.  Daily Bread Vol. 9 #8
  61.  Promethea: Book Three- Alan Moore, J.H. Williams, Mick Gray
  62.  Daily Bread Vol. 10 #1
  63.  New Testament: New Living Translation
  64.  The Tommyknockers- Stephen King
  65.  I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp- Richard Hell
  66.  The Way Of Hermes: New Translations Of The Corpus Hermeticum And The Definitions Of Hermes Trismegistus To Asclepius- translated by Clement Salaman, Dorine Van Oyen, William D Wharton, Jean-Pierre Mahe
  67.  Daily Bread #50
  68.  Skip Boot Zine #2
  69.  Five Fingers Review #21
  70.  The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe- Douglas Adams
  71.  Condensed Chaos: An Introduction To Chaos Magic- Phil Hine
  72.  Daily Bread Vol. 10 #3
  73.  The Book Of Results- Ray Sherwin
  74.  Daily Bread Vol. 10 #4
  75.  The Recovery Of The Public World: Essays On Poetics In Honour Of Robin Blaser- edited by Charles Watts, Edward Byrne
  76.  YesThing NoThing- Edwin Torres
  77.  A Plate Of Chicken- Matthew Rohrer
  78.  Killing Kanoko- Hiromi Ito
  79.  Art Fraud- Jeffrey Schrader
  80.  The Greek Experience- C.M. Bowra
  81.  Made-Up Interviews With Imaginary Artists- Alex Stein
  82.  Promethea: Book Four- Alan Moore, J.H. Williams, Mick Gray
  83.  Jesus- Humphrey Carpenter
  84.  Lord Of The Flies- William Golding
  85.  Adam Robison And Other Poems- Adam Robinson
  86.  Rise Up- Matthew Rohrer
  87.  The Fast- Hannah Weiner
  88.  The Cow- Ariana Reines
  89.  The Life And Opinions Of DJ Spinoza- Eugene Ostashevsky
  90.  Muzzle/ Mushroom Blading zine
  91.  Sketch Of The Artist- Patrick James Dunagan
  92.  Mostly Clearing- Michael Gottlieb

Jan 14, 2021

Books Read 2019

  1.  One #8
  2.  One #9
  3.  Sulfur #18
  4.  One #11
  5.  Beastie Boys Book- Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
  6.  Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy, translated by The Maude Translation
  7.  One #13
  8.  New American Writing #22
  9.  Aerodrome Orion And Starry Messenger- Susan Gevirtz
  10.  Sulfur #19
  11.  The X-Files Season 10 Vol 3- Joe Harris, Dave Smith
  12.  A Tonalist- Laura Moriarty
  13.  Nakedness Is My End: Poems From The Greek Anthology- translated by Edmund Keeley
  14.  INTI- Brian Bina
  15.  In Love With Art: Francoise Mouly's Adventures In Comics With Art Spielgelman- Jeet Heer
  16.  Museum Of Thrown Objects- Andrew K. Peterson
  17.  One #15
  18.  30 Days Of Night: Eben And Stella- Steve Niles, Sue Deconnick, Justin Randall
  19.  30 Days Of Night: Three Tales- Steve Niles, Nat James, Ben Templesmith, Milx
  20.  Kick-Ass- Mark Millar, John Tomita Jr. 
  21.  Western Palaces- Logan Ryan Smith
  22.  Sulfur #23
  23.  Habibi- Craig Thompson
  24.  Promethea: Book Two- Alan Moore, J.H. Williams III
  25.  ... (Ellipsis)- Alaistar Johnston
  26.  The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy- Douglas Adams
  27.  One #16
  28.  Coeur De Lion- Ariana Reines
  29.  Denny Smith- Robert Gluck
  30.  The Punisher Max Vol One- Garth Ennis, Derick Robertson, Lewis LaRosa, Leandro Fernandez
  31.  Iovis- Anne Waldman
  32.  Reciprocal Distillations- Clayton Eshleman
  33.  Mercury- Ariana Reines
  34.  The X-Files: Ruins- Kevin J. Anderson
  35. Discourse 20.1 and 2
  36.  Last Night A DJ Saved My Life: The History Of The Disc Jockey- Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton
  37.  Looking Up Harryette Mullen: Interviews On Sleeping With The Dictionary And Other Works- Barbara Henning, Harryette Mullen
  38.  One #10
  39.  The Book Of The Law- Aleister Crowley
  40.  Nemo: Heart Of Ice- Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
  41.  On The Shining Screen Of The Eyelids- Josely Vianna Baptista, Francisco Faria, translated by Chris Daniels
  42.  The Mayor Of Casterbridge- Thomas Hardy
  43.  Old Growth: Selected Poems And Notebooks 1986-1994- Andrew Schelling
  44.  Nemo: The Roses Of Berlin- Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
  45.  Toy Fables- Cass McCombs
  46.  Sulfur #31
  47.  Bloomsbury Pie: The Making Of The Bloomsbury Boom- Regina Marler
  48.  Loverboys- Gilbert Hernandez
  49.  and now, a vineyard- Andrew K. Peterson
  50.  Mum Halo- John Coletti
  51.  Liber Null And Psychonaut- Peter J. Carroll
  52.  Moving Day- Ish Klein
  53.  Testamentality, Transcryption: An Emotional Memoir Of Jack Spicer- Larry Kearney
  54.  Aleister Crowley: The Nature Of The Beast- Colin Wilson
  55.  American Mischief- Alan Lelchuk
  56.  Skitch #5
  57.  Holy Daimon- Frater Archer
  58.  Rob The Plagerist- Robert Fitterman

Jan 5, 2021

hello, I have a new book out on Roof called Mirror Magic, 

if you're so inclined you can order a copy from SPD or Amazon

if you'd like to REVIEW the book please email me at john.sakkis@gmail.com and I'll get you a copy,

John Sakkis’ Mirror Magic offers us the riotous in the fullest sense of the word: rife with quick-wit and biting humor, these pages also riot against an ever-crumbling present as it dissolves a future teetering on the cusp of fantastical and apocalyptic; “I tic toc my minutes / NIMBY pansies get butterflies / ‘shadow pollution’ kills birds / so rents go up and over /you laugh at the needles /that stick to your meddling.”\” Bounding through space in Nike shoes, the tragi-comedy of the neoliberal state escalates as “ambition gets complicated” and muddies our horizons. Through Sakkis’ verses we live in a dynamic zone “floating and falling / and floating” in the overlapping absurdity and truth where still he leisurely and militantly demands more. From Vegas, to Californian ecosystems, to UFOs, the moon and beyond, the blossoming of childhood magic collides with adulthood’s brutal realism, daring to hone our critical apparatus and dream harder.

and from the backcover of the book:

"Irresistible and ebullient as your Saturday plans look midweek, John Sakkis’ Mirror Magic is a reflective and necromantic gathering that gives back what it asks of a day lived both online and off the wall: “please leave/this sweet light/and render me/phosphorescent tubeway splatter genome.” Sakkis’ spunky challenge to the popular poetics of our time (stuffed armor or ardor) make me wonder what Cocteau might be up to in the 21st Century; maybe directing straight-to-VHS skater videos, scanning the Bay’s convex parking bumpers for the myth of the perfect ollie. “’The millennium’ is a confusing term/and you are a headless oracle mumbling/‘this generation shall not pass/directly or indirectly/into the abyss’.” With grime and pop and savvy, these poems’ tricks grind along the silver internet’s omnipresences, a gleaming cube of instruction and wise-assed possibility. Enter here, into Sakkis’ “kinky time warp,” a humid mirror where humor and found magic are the blades for the body to open through.

–Andrew Peterson

Mirror Magic’s poems live simultaneously in uncomfortable realities and joy, gathering snippets of experience as if they were wildflower bouquets for detonating in language like miniature fireworks. Violence and violence collide. Violence and exaltation collide. Sometimes you get burned. Sometimes you get to take a bath. This bad boy is full of life.
–Eleni Sikelianos"

Feb 21, 2020

Jan 15, 2019

Books Read 2018

  1. The Front- K. Silem Mohammad
  2. Port Trakl- Jamie Luis Huenun, translated Daniel Borzutsky
  3. Swamp Thing: The Curse- Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben
  4. Foreign Policy- Julien Poirier
  5. Swamp Thing: A Murder Of Crows- Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben
  6. Uncle Tom's Cabin- Harriet Beacher Stowe
  7. Anonymous Bouquet- Andrew K. Peterson
  8. Providence: Act 2- Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows
  9. Swamp Thing: Earth To Earth- Alan Moore, Rick Veitch
  10. Beats At Naropa- edited Anne Waldman, Laura Wright
  11. Felonies Of Illusion- Mark Wallace
  12. The Collages Of Helen Adam- edited Alison Fraser
  13. Fast Speaking Woman- Anne Waldman 
  14. Haitian #2
  15. Lust For Life- Steve Orth
  16. Benching With Virgil- Gad Hollander
  17. Haitian #3
  18. Providence: Act 3- Alan Moore, Jaceyn Burrows
  19. Terminal Humming- K. Lorainne Graham
  20. Haitian #4
  21. Bay Poetics- edited Stephanie Young
  22. Swamp Thing: Reunion- Alan Moore, Rich Veitch
  23. The Four Seasons- Brandon Brown
  24. Notes On Conceptualisms- Vanessa Place, Robert Fitterman
  25. Bed. The Naropa Summer Writing Program Magazine 2004
  26. The Idiot- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  27. A Book Of Prophecies- John Wieners
  28. California II- Julien Poirier
  29. The Wasp- Jack Spicer
  30. What's Going On- Sunnylyn Thibodeaux
  31. Eclipse Babel- Brian Lucas
  32. From Our Hearts To Yours: New Narrative As Contemporary Practice- editied Rob Halpern, Robin Tremblay-Mcgaw
  33. Secrets Of My Prison House-Geoffrey Gatza
  34. The Book Of Frank- CA Conrad
  35. Seven Gothic Tales- Isak Dinesen
  36. Nothing Happened And Besides I wasn't There- Mark Wallace
  37. The Tiger And The Butterfly- Geoffrey Gatza
  38. This Isa Nice Neighborhood- Farid Matuk
  39. Satellite- Matthew Rohrer
  40. Formosa- Dominik Wagner
  41. Haecceities- Michael Cross
  42. Smear Jelly Dreaming A Goo Daughter Time Travel And Friendship- Oki Sogumi 
  43. Composition Book (an edit)- Matvei Yankelevich
  44. Big Bell #9
  45. Peregrine- Caroline Goodwin
  46. Tropic Of Cancer- Henry Miller
  47. Life Is A Rip Off Part II- John "Inzane" Olson
  48. Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings Of Daniil Kharms- translated/ edited Matvei Yankelevich
  49. One #24
  50. Them newsprint zine
  51. The Winner- Karl Stevens
  52. Answer Me!- Jim and Debbie Goad
  53. Ten Walks/ Two Talks- Jon Cotner, Andy Fitch
  54. One Vol 2 #4
  55. Neighbor- Rachel Levitsy
  56. Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently- Bill Berkson
  57. One Vol 2 #2
  58. Skitch #4
  59. Lyrical Interference: Essays On Poetics- Norman Finkelstein

May 14, 2018

Books Read 2017

  1. Your Wilderness Or Mine- David Highsmith
  2. Everything As Expected- James Herndon
  3. Sin City: Hell And Back- Frank Miller
  4. Enjoy Me- Logan Ryan Smith
  5. Sulfur #16
  6. Suicide Of A Superpower- Patrick J. Buchannan
  7. Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan To Save America- David Horowitz
  8. In Trump We Trust- Ann Coulter
  9. To After That (Toaf)- Renee Gladman
  10. The Letters Of Carla, the letter b. A Mystery In Poetry With A Foreword By The Future Guardian Of The Letters And An Afterword By Benjamin Hollander- Benjamin Hollander
  11. Alternative Set Of Procedures- Carlos Soto Romain
  12. Complete Minimal Poems- Aram Saroyan
  13. The Grapes Of Wrath- John Steinbeck
  14. The Palm Trees Of San Quentin- Julien Poirier
  15. The Road To Ocosingo- Andrew Schelling
  16. A Perfect Day For Scottie Pippen- Steve Orth
  17. A Semblance: Selected And New Poems 1975-2007- Laura Moriarty
  18. Letters: Poems 1953-1956- Robert Duncan
  19. Irresponsibility- Chris Vitiello
  20. The Age Of McCarthyism: A Brief History With Documents- Ellen Schrecker
  21. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century (Volume 3)- Alan Moore, Kevin O'neill
  22. An Anthology Of New (American) Poets- edited Lisa Jarnot, Leonard Schwartz, Chris Stroffolino
  23. Lowest Common Denominator- Jacob Kahn
  24. Mucus In My Pineal Gland- Juliana Huxtable
  25. Crisis In The Humanities- edited J.H. Plumb
  26. The Consequence Of Innovation: 21st Century Poetics- edited Craig Dworkin
  27. The Girl Next Door- Jack Ketchum
  28. Skitch Vol. 3
  29. Growing Up- Russell Baker
  30. Dear Kathleen: On The Occasion Of Kathleen Fraser's 80th Birthday- edited Susan Gevirtz, Stephen Motika
  31. Bomb The Suburbs- William Upski Wimsatt
  32. Wild Form, Savage Grammar: Poetry, Ecology, Asia- Andrew Schelling
  33. Duties Of An English Foreign Secretary- Macregor Card
  34. Promethea- Alan Moore, J.H. Williams, Mick Gray
  35. Behind The Barbed Wire: History Of Naval Weapons Station Concord- John A. Keibel
  36. The Misanthrope And Other Plays- Moliere
  37. Where You're At: Poetics And Visual Art- Kevin Power
  38. Parallel Realism- Paul Ebenkamp
  39. Leaving The Atocha Station- Ben Lerner
  40. View Askew: Postmodern Investigation- Steve Abbott
  41. Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip- Lisa Robertson
  42. The Tragedy Of King Richard II- Shakespeare
  43. The Hound Of The Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
  44. Dear Sandy, Hello: Letters From Ted To Sandy Berrigan- Ted Berrigan, edited Ron Padgett, Sandy Berrigan
  45. Long Live You And Me- Jackson Meazle
  46. Two Books- CJ Martin
  47. The Difficult Farm- Heather Christle
  48. The Bigness Of Things: New Narrative And Visual Culture- Daniel Benjamin And Eric Sneathen
  49. Takes- Jason Morris
  50. Colony Of Whores- Matthew Stokoe
  51. Sulfur #17
  52. A Humument- Tom Phillips
  53. A Mouth In California- Graham Foust
  54. The Astral Projection Guidebook: Mastering The Art Of Astral Travel- Erin Pavlina
  55. Picture Palace- Stephanie Young
  56. Hey, Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky- Baxter Black
  57. Crackpot- Jeremy Sigler
  58. The Redcoats- Ryan Murphy
  59. Cunt-Ups- Dodie Bellamy