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Miles: The Autobiography
I love this book. It is in Miles own words from interviews and he says it like it is, lays out his life, his music and many personal aspects of relati ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir
I read this book before reading Amber Dawn's novel Sub Rosa. It is a mix of excellent essays and poetry that starts in her present life. She has an MF ...more
not set
Apr 11, 2015
The Underwater Hospital
This chapbook tells brave stories from inside the hospital and inside the heart. These narratives are raw, and honest, at times intense. From her poem ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Dec 14, 2008
Just Deceits
First time author Michael Schein ties up a story that has no answers. He writes what is a true story of a Southern American family into a compelling f ...more
Nov 07, 2008
Aug 21, 2008
Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories
In the introduction Andrew Ramer speaks to root of his stories, "In Hebrew, these stories are called midrashim, from the root drash, "to inquire." Mid ...more
May 07, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Forms of Intercession
This book grabbed me immediately with the opening lines in the title poem: "Today I am medium rare. Don't touch me." I was in for the ride.
Jayne uses
Aug 10, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
Body-Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method: The Integrated Use of Mindfulness, Nonviolence, and the Body
Excellent overview of the Hakomi Method. I've heard about it for years, yet didn't realize it was a therapy that incorporated touch. In particular, I ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
Good Friday Kiss
I received this book in the mail from C&R Press because I sent my manuscript to their open reading period. I was drawn to it from it's cover. I re ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 08, 2009
Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
Loved this book. Real good information about attachement and how it works in a relationship. Clear and good examples and metaphors to understand and t ...more
Jun 10, 2012
May 25, 2012
Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson
This is a book about the life of poet James Merrill and his partner David Jackson through the eyes of their friend Alison Lurie. She became their frie ...more
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Nov 28, 2008
Sensitive Chaos(pb)
Beautiful book with pictures of water dynamics. It is a recommended book on continuum movement's list and it shows what and how our bodies can move si ...more
Jul 1998
Jun 29, 2008
Clutter Busting Your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others
Love this book which is a great companion to his first Clutter Busting book. This one works with relationships and reinforces how to coach yourself to ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Jun 10, 2012
In Open Spaces
Set in Montana, we step into the lives of the Arbunckle family from 1916 to 1946, through the depression. This is a skilled writer who captures place, ...more
Mar 03, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
Lithium for Medea
Underground classic about addiction.
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Dec 24, 2008
Mendeleev's Mandala
I read this book slowly, savoring the language & brilliance of Jessica Goodfellow's writing. It is a book with many dimensions and an emotional tu ...more
May 17, 2015
Mar 31, 2015
[insert] boy
This is a powerful book with a great title. [Insert] Boy is the key to reading each of the sections in the book: [Black], [Papa's lil'], [Ruined], [Re ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
The Art of Attention: A Poet's Eye
Donald Revell starts out by saying that duration shapes a poem. That as you observe and reveal what you see the poem grows. Sounds simple. He uses exa ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
Symbiosis and Autonomy
Franz Ruppert is a German psychologist who brings Systemic Constellation work into his private practice to work with both symbiotic and transgeneratio ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Oct 12, 2013
The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon
I learned about this book from novelist Tom Spanbauer. I love reading artists talk about their creative process. Artist Francis Bacon speaks about bei ...more
Dec 20, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
Angels Carry the Sun
This novel revolves around Flora, a young woman in love with her high school math teacher. Within her story she enfolds and bridges three generations ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
I just finished Tea from the library, I definitely want my own copy. I love his intro, how he says this is not an AIDS book. Good for him to different ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
Second Firsts Live Laugh and Love Again
Christina Rasmussen lost her husband to colon cancer when he was a young man (31), highly unusual for colon cancer. She was left with two young childr ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives
My Buddhist friend lent this to me with a reading guide to read the cases and not the commentary between, he said it was a quick read of about an hour ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights
I certainly enjoyed this book, especially the interviews with cutting edge self-promoted writers. Mostly geared towards fiction or memoir writing, she ...more
Dec 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Unbound: A Book of AIDS
In the preface of the book the sentence that speaks to me is: "The range of information AIDS presents keeps one at full attention." I have worked in H ...more
Jan 17, 2009
Nov 23, 2008
A Simplified Map of the Real World
Stevan Allred was one of my first Dangerous Writing teachers back in November 2002 in Portland. This book of 15 linked stories, set in the fictional t ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
A New Path to the Waterfall
I wept while reading the intro to this book. Tess Gallagher put together Raymond Carver's poems after his death and wrote about the experience. What a ...more
Nov 22, 2003
Dec 27, 2008
Body Reveals: Illustrated Guide to the Psychology of the Body
This is early Ron Kurtz, reminds me of Stanley Kellerman's work, looking at the body to see psychological types. What is the posture? It all means som ...more
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Apr 07, 2012
One Hundred Steps from Shore
This book of poetry is rich with details of a complex family life layered with deep sorrow. A sister dies, a brother dies. It recounts grief in it's m ...more
Oct 09, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
Sound Effects
Nina and I were in a poetry critique group together years ago, I am a fan of her writing. The title, Sound Effects, captures the essence of how she ex ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
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