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Miles: The Autobiography
4.18
it was amazing
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
 
The Body's Alphabet
4.80
it was amazing
A poet friend in California asked me if I knew Ann Tweedy and her work because she lives in Seattle. When I did not she quickly introduced me to her a ...more
Mar 08, 2017
Mar 09, 2017
 
How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir
4.27
it was amazing
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
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Apr 11, 2015
 
Mendeleev's Mandala
4.67
it was amazing
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
 
Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
4.12
it was amazing
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
 
The Best Party of Our Lives: Stories of Gay Weddings and True Love to Inspire Us All
4.47
it was amazing
Sarah Galvin writes in the Afterword that she hopes, "this book will seem dated ten years from now becasue same-sex marriage has become ubiquitours ar ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 25, 2015
 
Carry the Sky
4.08
it was amazing
This is a remarkable, exquisitely written book by Dangerous Writer Kate Gray. I had the privilege to study fiction and poetry with Kate in the early 2 ...more
Aug 30, 2015
Sep 03, 2014
 
Body-Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method: The Integrated Use of Mindfulness, Nonviolence, and the Body
4.32
really liked it
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
 
Field Guide to the End of the World
4.37
it was amazing
Warning messages abound: "Everything is temporary." "Everything is so fragile." "Your experience may not be statistically significant." "Einstein told ...more
Sep 15, 2017
Jul 07, 2017
 
Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives
3.84
liked it
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
 
Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy
4.33
it was amazing
Excellent book giving both theory and practice of how to work with trauma. I'm studying her work now in Level I training and plan to use this book for ...more
Dec 28, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration
4.11
really liked it
This book is laid out brilliantly. It gives a way to understand the brain that is spacial with pictures, mnemonics, and lots of repetition. It is basi ...more
Jun 02, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
Daughters of Madness: Growing Up and Older with a Mentally Ill Mother
3.83
really liked it
Of the three books on unavailable mothers this was by far the best. Real stories from interviews. The only thing that would have made it better would ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
 
Sensitive Chaos(pb)
4.27
it was amazing
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
 
The Underwater Hospital
4.64
really liked it
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
 
Lithium for Medea
3.92
it was amazing
Underground classic about addiction.
not set
not set
Dec 24, 2008
 
Just Deceits
3.69
it was amazing
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
 
The Tahrir of Poems
3.71
it was amazing
The Tahrir of Poems, Seven Contemporary Egyptian Poets, translated by poet Maged Zaher is an exciting work. Three of the poets are women, four are men ...more
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Feb 09, 2015
 
[insert] boy
4.67
it was amazing
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
not set
Feb 15, 2015
 
The Art of the Poetic Line
3.97
it was amazing
This whole series is excellent. I heard James Longenbach speak from this book at AWP in NYC and I was transfixed wanting to get it all down. At the en ...more
Jul 13, 2009
Jun 28, 2008
 
Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories
4.39
it was amazing
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
 
Talk to Me: Listening Between the Lines
3.92
it was amazing
Excellent! She tracks her experience traveling with President Clinton on his campaign trail. She is brilliant (and has received one of those Genus Gra ...more
Jan 2001
Dec 29, 2008
 
The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir
4.70
it was amazing
The PrEP Diaries gives a first hand account of the world of HIV prevention and its most current addition of what will absolutely prevent HIV, the dail ...more
May 14, 2017
May 01, 2017
 
Forms of Intercession
4.71
it was amazing
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.
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Aug 10, 2008
Aug 08, 2008
 
[one love affair]*
4.26
really liked it
This is a dense book of prose poems that uses footnotes to literature the author is reading at the time she is writing. At least that is what I think ...more
Sep 28, 2017
Jan 24, 2009
 
Tea
4.35
really liked it
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
 
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
4.35
it was amazing
A poetry book to savor. In the poem "Headfirst" the opening lines are: "Don't you know? A mother's love/neglects pride/the way fire/neglects the cries ...more
Sep 06, 2017
Nov 29, 2015
 
A Simplified Map of the Real World
4.21
it was amazing
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
 
HIV, Mon Amour
4.07
really liked it
This was the first book I read of Tory Dent, it is her 2nd book. It is difficult to read, painful and very wordy. But the pain is real and reflects th ...more
Jan 2006
Dec 27, 2008
 
Sound Effects
4.50
really liked it
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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