First 5


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From left to right–

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium by Denis Johnson is one I heard about from Joseph Massey (a poet who joins us at ModPo once a year). I am excited to check out a new poet.

Next, The Gardens of Emily Dickinson by Judith Farr documents Emily Dickinson’s botany– I had no idea she was a botanist! I discovered this through the Brain Pickings newsletter– if you do not subscribe I suggest you check it out!

Langston Hughes Black Genius I picked up in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo visiting my brother in the late spring. He is a poet we study in ModPo and while I superficially know ‘who he is’ I look forward to getting better acquainted.

Touching Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh is one I read every few years (I think I read this during the 1st summer challenge? Or another of his books?). Anyhow- brings me back to basics and his writing is easily embedded into the subconscious.

Lastly, my swap from Kate! She gave me Notorius RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg which I very much look forward to- it may even be where I start!

What are you reading?

Hard to believe this stack only gets me halfway there– gotta dive in!

4 comments on “First 5”

  1. Oh! I am adding Notorious RBG to my list for sure— will compare notes when I get there 🙂

    Great list- love that we are inspired by ModPo poets and teachers to find some new material!

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