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  August 2009
volume 7 number 2
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Marie Lecrivain
Kenneth P. Gurney, author of Writers' Block
Marie Lecrivain
Summer Reading Recommendations 2009
Charles Claymore
Lua-O-Milo: The Exotic Sounds of Skip Heller (Dionysus Records)
Theresa Antonia
Jeanne Marie Spicuzza's My Italia
Marie Lecrivain
D Edward Ennis's Curbside Pickup
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Summer Reading Recommendations 2009

Poetry: Campbell's Classics (1981-2006) by Don Kingfisher Campbell
Prose: Cosmic Banditos by A.C. Weisbecker

Recommended by Scott Kaestner, author of Angeleno A Go Go (poetry)

Poetry: Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith
Recommended by Lynne Thompson, author of Beg No Pardon

Prose: La disparition byGeorges Perec
Poetry: The Tablets by Armand Schwerner

Recommended by Jose Carerro, poet and composer

Poetry: Telling Time by the Shadows, John Fitzgerald
Prose: The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery

Recommended by Hlne Cardona, author or The Astonished Universe (poetry)

Poetry: The White Bride, Sarah Maclay
Prose: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Haruki Murakami

Recommended by Marie Lecrivain, author or Antebellum Messiah (poetry)

Poetry: Selected Poems of Victor Hugo
Prose: The Little Girl and the Cigarette, Benoit Duteurtre

Recommended by Douglas Richardson, author or The Corruption of Zachary R. (novel)

Poetry: Letters to Guns, by Brendan Constantine (Red Hen Press)
Prose: 10 for Everything by Rachel Kann (Tangerine Tide Press)

Recommended by G. Murray Thomas, author of Cows on the Freeway (poetry)

Prose: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Recommended by Radomir Luza, poet

Poetry: Envelope of Night, Michael Burkard
Prose: A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer, Christine Schutt

Recommended by Sarah Maclay, author of The White Bride (poetry--mostly prose poems)

Poetry: Morning of a Machine Gun, Franklin Rosemount
Prose, fiction: The Golden Book of Springfield, Vachel Lindsay

By Richard Modiano, poet and editor of Poetix

Poetry: To Be Read in 500 Years by Albert Goldbarth
Prose: Wild Dogs by Helen Humphreys

Recommended by Eloise Klein Healy, author of The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (Red Hen Press 2007)

Poetry: Dark Thirty, Santee Frazier
Prose: The Deptford Trilogy, Robertson Davies

Recommended by Neil Aitken, author of The Lost Country of Sight (poetry)

Poetry: Dance Dance Revolution, Cathy Park Hong
Prose: Salt Fish Girl, Larissa Lai

Recommended by Ching-In Chen, author of The Heart's Traffic (poetry)

Poetry: Letters to Guns, Brendan Constantine
Prose: Fool, Christopher Moore

Recommended by Victor D. Infante, author of City of Insomnia (poetry)

Poetry: Luck, Mark Hofstadter
Prose: Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon
Recommended by Jan Steckel, author of The Underwater Hospital (poetry) and Mixing Tracks (fiction)

copyright 2009 Marie Lecrivain


Marie C Lecrivain

author's bio

    Marie C Lecrivain is the executive editor and publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, a jewelry designer, and a writer in residence at her apartment.
    Her prose and poetry have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including: The Los Angeles Review, Nonbinary Review, Gargoyle, Pirene's Fountain, Orbis, A New Ulster, and others.
    Marie's newest poetry chapbook, Fourth Planet From the Sun, will be published in 2020 by Rum Razor Press. She's an associate fiction/essay editor for The Good Works Review, and the curator of several anthologies including Octavia's Brood: Words and Art inspired by O.E. Butler (© 2014 Sybaritic Press), Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's "De Profundis" (© 2015 Sybaritic Press), and Gondal Heights: A Bronte Tribute Anthology (© 2019 Sybaritic Press).
    Marie's avocations include photography; meditation; Libers CCXX and XV; marmosets; Christopher Eccleston, H.P. Lovecraft, and Sean Bean (depending on what day of the week it is); her co-owned cat Guinness; misfit and vintage dolls; the number seven, and sensual tributes upon her neck from male artists-except male poets, who only write about it.

    "Writing is like having sex with a beautiful freak; adventurous and uncomfortable to the extreme." - m. lecrivain 2004

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