NauenThen

What I'm reading

June 1, 2014

Tags: Niedecker, Ammons, Janisse Ray, Julie Smith, Leigh Fermor

Lorine Niedecker's Collected Works. I can't stay with a poet I don't love, & a hundred pages in, I'm already reluctant to get to the end.

A selection of A. R. Ammons' North Carolina poems, an irresistible book I bought at City Lights books in Sylva, NC. Call me if you want me to read "Alligator Holes Down Along about Old Dock" to you.

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray, which I found in the Okefenokee (more…)

Sunny Sunday

May 25, 2014

Tags: Niedecker, Ammons, Janisse Ray, Julie Smith, Leigh Fermor

1st street: flowers & handball
The whole summer ahead: biking, River to River, Queens exploration, poetry, karate, French toast, park bench, birds.

most persons, you find, peck and peck and seldom really lay any eggs
—Lorine Niedecker

Yay for Julie Smith

April 22, 2014

Tags: Julie Smith, New Orleans

I read a lot of mysteries, & I suppose like everyone who does, I am happy when I find a series I can live with for a nice long run. I like books set in places I've spent time, nothing too dark (no Mafia, please, except in Donna Leon), & good writing. And then there's something (more…)