Archive for August 22, 2009

Weekend Reading

So, classes start Monday and my syllabi are ready to go.  This is my last weekend of true freedom.  Then, I woke up this morning with a sore throat.  And I keep sneezing.  Go figure.  I’m going to try to stop whatever it is I’m coming down with, but who knows if I will succeed.

But I have lots of reading to keep me company.  I got two books from Amazon today (I know, I know — evil Amazon, support local independent bookstores — the problem is that we don’t have any here except used book stores, and believe me, these used book stores are regular hangouts for me.) I also got the first installation of Spire’s new chapbook series,  the  inSPIREd poetry series.  You should check this out — I preordered the set in the spring and even though I have not read any of the books yet, I am already impressed at the handsome editions and the poets.  Included are poets Megan O’Reilly Green, Michele Battiste, and Maureen Alsop.  Definitely good reading ahead!