Here’s a list of things I’m currently reading, going through, started, recently finished, thumbed-through, rereading, etcetera. Why is it I keep getting responses from people who have known me for years, still presuming that books of poetry are all I ever read? This is a list of what’s sitting on or near my desk at the moment (note: this doesn’t include titles in the same area that I haven’t started going through yet, or haven’t touched, finished or unfinished, in over a week), reading for whatever reason:
Alphabet City: culture theory culture #6: Open City, guest ed. John Knechtel. Toronto ON: Anansi, 1998.
The Amazing Spider-Man #608.
Astonishing X-Men #31.
Batman and Robin #5.
The Blue Ontario Hemingway Boat Race: A Great Lakes Fiction by David Donnell. Toronto ON: Coach House Press, 1985.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29.
The Certainty Dream by Kate Hall. Toronto ON: Coach House Books, 2009.
Coming Ashore On Fire by Michael Dennis. Ottawa ON: burnt wine press, 2009.
Dark Reign, The List: Secret Avengers one-shot.
Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #1.
emerald city: Toronto Visited by John Bentley Mays. Toronto ON: Viking Canada, 1994.
Free Cell by Anselm Berrigan. San Francisco CA: City Lights, 2009.
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon. Toronto ON: Random House Canada, 2009.
Granta #51: Big Men (and L.A. women). Autumn 1995.
Granta #64: Russia: the Wild East. Winter 1998.
Granta #65: London: the lives of the city. spring 1999.
Hemingway in Toronto: A Post-Modern Tribute by David Donnell. Windsor ON: Black Moss Press, 1982.
Hush up and listen stinky poo butt by Ken Sparling. Toronto ON: self-published on request, ----.
Jack of Fables Volume 4 by Bill Willingham.
Joy Is So Exhausting by Susan Holbrook. Toronto ON: Coach House Books, 2009.
Kingsway by Michael Turner. Vancouver BC: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1995.
The Last 4 Things by Kate Greenstreet. Boise ID: Ahsahta Press, 2009.
on bondage, by Trisia Eddy and Lainna Lane El Jabi. Edmonton AB: Red Nettle Press, 2009.
Paper Radio by Damian Rogers. Toronto ON: ECW Press, 2009.
The Plight House by Jason Hrivnak. Toronto ON: Pedlar Press, 2009.
Postcard and other stories by Anik See. Calgary AB: Freehand Books, 2009.
Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics, eds. Kate Eichhorn and Heather Milne. Toronto ON: Coach House Books, 2009.
Rat Jelly by Michael Ondaatje. Toronto ON: Coach House Press, 1973.
Sausade by Anik See. Toronto ON: Coach House Books, 2008.
Sentimental Exorcisms by David Derry. Toronto ON: Coach House Books, 2009.
Toronto: A Literary Guide by Greg Gatenby. Toronto ON: McArthur and Company, 1999.
Toronto: Then & Now by Mike Filey, photographs by John McQuarrie. Ottawa ON: Magic Light Publishing, 2000.
Town in a long day of leaving by Marcus McCann. Ottawa ON: The Onion Union, 2009.