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  November 2006
volume 4 number 4
  home   (archived)
  editor at large
Tess. Lotta
Poetry Unrestrained: William Waltz, editor of Conduit Literary Magazine and the Poetics of Annihilation
Richard Beban
My First Mentor
Marie Lecrivain
Mindy Nettifee's Sleepyhead Assassins
Marie Lecrivain
Luis Rodriguez's My Nature is Hunger
Francisco Dominguez
Lidia Torres? A Weakness for Boleros
Jerry Garcia
Bent Hamer's Charles Bukowski's Factotum
Aurora Antonovic
Elisha Porat's Episode
Marie Lecrivain
Naughty and Nice: Holiday Literary Recommendations
Jack G. Bowman
John Dullaghan's Bukowski: Born Into This
Danielle Grilli
Wisteria: A Journal of Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka
Aire Celeste Norell
Rachel Kann's The Gold of It All
Marc Olmstead
Bill Morgan's I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg
  a personal history of rock 'n' roll
G. Murray Thomas
1967: ?Snoopy vs. The Red Baron? (part 1)
  mailing list
Marie Lecrivain November 2006


Naughty and Nice: Holiday Literary Recommendations

The poets, writers, and readers of poeticdiversity have come together again. In case you are looking for that special gift for the bibliophile or literati in your life, here is a list of books, cds, and literary journals (with subscription information) to make your upcoming holiday shopping experience a little easier. Those marked with an (*) are available at
Special thanks to: Joseph Armstead, R.D. Armstrong, Peter A. Balaskas, Richard Beban, Julia Bemiss, Jennifer Calkins, Teresa Carmody, Jose Carrero, Jay Frankston, Robert L. Giron, Tr Giles, Ann Healey, Roger Humes, Elizabeth Iannaci, Gary Justice, Colin Kelley, Cheryl Klein, Deborah Kolodji, Tiffany Lettieri, Brendan Lorber, Deborah Lott, Tess. Lotta, B.D. Love, Terry McCarty, Matthew McGee, Richard Modiano, Greggory Moore, Nimah Nawwab, Milos Petrovic, Gareth Pike, Vanessa Place, Stephany Prodromides, Marie Rennard, Gina M. Ruiz, Dana Snow, Harvey Stanbrough, Jan Steckel, Tania van Schalkwyk, G. Murray Thomas, Florence Weinberger, Jackson Wheeler, and Kelley White.

Across 100 Mountains (*)
Reyna Grande

The Alchemy of Stars (*)
Roger Dutcher & Mike Allen

Always Danger (*)
David Hernadez

And Still I Rise (*)
Maya Angelou

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (*)
Nick Flynn

Anthology (*)
Leonard Cohen

The Aquariums of Pyongyang (*)
Kang Chol-hwan

The Ardors (*)
Kathleen Peirce

Art Objects (*)
Jeanette Winterson

At Caanan's Edge: Volume III of America During the King Years (*)
Taylor Branch
Simon & Schuster

Altazor (*)
Vicente Huidobro (Spanish)

Becoming Abigail (*)
Chris Abani

Birds in Fall (*)
Brad Kessler

Blood Sisters (*)
Barbara & Stephanie Keating

Book of Longing (*)
Leonard Cohen

Blue Hour (*)
Carolyn Forche

Boys, Lost & Found: Stories (*)
Charles Casillo

Burton on Burton (*)
Tim Burton

Captivity (*)
Camille Guthrie
(Small Press Distribution

Carnal Fragrance (*)
Florence Weinberger

Chez Nous (*)
Angie Estes

A Christmas Story (*)
Jay Frankston

Cloudless At First (*)
Hilda Morley

The Commuters (*)
Cheryl Klein

The Complete Films of Luis Bunuel (*)
Bill Krohn

Conversations with John Schlesinger (*)
Ian Buruma

Cool, Calm, and Collected: Poems 1960-2000 (*)
Carolyn Kizer

The Countess of Flatbroke (*)
Mary Meriam
Modern Metrics (

Crescent (*)
Diana Abu-Jaber

Dies: A Sentence (*)
Vanessa Place
(Les Figues Press

The Divide (*)
Nicholas Evans

Earthstepper: The Ocean is Very Shallow (*)
Seitlhamo Motsapi

Einstein's Dreams (*)
Alan Lightman

Endymion (*)
Dan Simmons

The Essential Rumi (*)
Coleman Barks (editor/compiler)

Every Night is Ladies' Night (*)
Michael Jaime-Becerra

Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences (*)
Lawrence Weschler

Exceptions and Melancholies (*)
Ralph Angel

F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives (*)
Ruth Prigozy

Feeding My Heart to the Wind (*)
Michael Kriesel
(Sunnyoutside Press,

Fever (*)
Richard Koertge
(Red Hen Press

Flowers of the Moment (*)
Ko Un

Fun Home: A Tragicomic (*)
Allison Bechtel

Geek Love (*)
Katherine Dunn

Ghost Girl (*)
Amy Gerstler

Ghost Walk (*)
Heather Graham

Glacier Lily (*)
Chung Mi Kim

Global Frequency (Graphic Novel Series) (*)
Warren Ellis

Grammar of the Cage (*)
Pam Orr
(Les Figues Press

Grave Intent (*)
Deborah LeBlanc
Leisure (Dorchester)

The Haiku Apprentice (*)
Abigail Friedman

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance (*)
Noam Chomsky

Here is Where We Meet (*)
John Berger

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (*)
Douglas Adams

A House Divided (*)
Deborah LeBlanc
Leisure (Dorchester)

House of Leaves (*)
Mark Z. Danielewski

How Successful People Win (*)
Ben Stein

The Imaginary Poets (*)
Alan Michael Parker (editor)

Imagining Los Angeles: A City in Fiction (*)
David M. Fine

Inch Aeons (*)
Nuala Archer
(Les Figues Press

In Session: the Bond between Women and Their Therapists (*)
Deborah Lott

in the plain turn of the body make a sentence (*)
Sissy Boyd
(Les Figues Press

Last Call: The Legacy of Charles Bukowski
R.D. Armstrong (editor)
(Lummox Press,

The Last Day of Paradise (*)
Kiki Denis

Le Trou Mahaut (*)
Orlando de Rudder
(available in french only)

Life of Pi (*)
Yann Martel

The Little Prince & Letter to a Hostage (*)
Antoine de Saint Exupery

A Long Rainy Season: Haiku and Tanka (Contemporary Japanese Women's Poetry Vol. 1) (*)
Leza Lowitz, Miyuki Aoyama and Akemi Tomioka (editors)

The Man in the High Castle (*)
Phillip K. Dick

Middlemarch (*)
George Eliot

Middlesex (*)
Jeffrey Eugenides

The Midnight Raymond Chandler (*)
Houghton Mifflin
(available through B & under "used/out of print catagory)

The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland (*)
William Barillas

Mortal Engines (*)
Stanislaw Lem

Music of the Mill (*)
Luiz Rodriguez

The Nerve (*)
Glynn Maxwell
(Houghton Mifflin)

Nihilistic Foibles (*)
Marie Lecrivain

On the Tongue (*)
Jeff Mann

Ordinary Wisdom (*)
Eloise Klein Healy

Other Fish in the Sea (*)
Lisa Kusel

Paper Shredders (*)
G. Murray Thomas & Gary Wright

A Photographer's Life (*)
Annie Leibowitz

The Poem Behind the Poem: Translating Asian Poetry (*)
Frank Stewart, ed.
(Copper Canyon Press)

The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond (*)
Jaqques Derrida

Poeta en San Francisco (*)
Barbara Jane Reyes

Prince of Nothing Trilogy: The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, The Thousandfold Thought (*)
R. Scott Bakker

The Pyramids of Malpighi (*)
Steve Gehrke

The Quantum Zoo (*)
By Marcus Chown

Red Roses (*)
Ania Walwicz

Refusing Heaven (*)
Jack Gilbert

Requiem (*)
Teresa Carmody
(Les Figues Press

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (*)
Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter

Redux (*)
Roque Dalton

Run on Anything (spoken word cd)
Buddy Wakefield

Selected Poems (*)
Rita Dove

The Selected Poems of Du Fu (*)
(trans. Watson)

Silent Voices Volumes I & II
(Ex Machina Press/

Sleepyhead Assasins
Mindy Netiffee

Slippage (*)
Harlan Ellison

Slow To Burn (*)
Collin Kelley
(MetroMania Press,

Speed the Plow (*)
David Mamet

A Story of Witchery (*)
Jennifer Calkins
(Les Figues Press

Strong Opinions (*)
Vladamir Nabakov

Sun-Tzu: The Art of War (*)
Roger T. Ames

The Tao of Physics (*)
By Fritjof Capra

Teahouse of the Almighty: Poems (*)
Patricia Smith

Tristram Shandy (*)
Laurence Sterne

To Feel Stuff (*)
Andrea Seigel

Twice Removed (*)
Ralph Angel

Ultramarine: Poems (*)
Raymond Carver

The Underwater Hospital (*)
Jan Steckel

The Unfurling (*)
Nimah Nawwab

Vellum: The Book of All Hours (*)
Hal Duncan

War Music (*)
Christopher Logue

Weaver (*)
Ekiwah Adler-Belendez

What I Want From You: Voices of East Bay Lesbian Poets (*)
Linda Zeiser & Trena Machado (editors)
RAW Art Press (email or

What the Living Do (*)
Marie Howe

What Narcissim Means to Me (*)
Tony Hoagland

What Came Before He Shot Her (*)
Elizabeth George

The Wisdom of Crowds (*)
By James Suroweicki

Literary Journals

Alaska Quarterly

American Drivel Review

Black Warrior Review


Citizen 32

Forklift Ohio


The New Yorker



Wisteria: A Journal of Haiku, Tanka and Senryu
Tony A. Thompson, editor


copyright 2006 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: Edgar Allen Poetry Journal, The Los Angeles Review, Nonbinary Review, Gargoyle, Spillway, States of the Union, Orbis, A New Ulster, and others.
    Marie's newest poetry chapbook, Fourth Planet From the Sun, will be published in 2018 by Rum Razor Press. She's an associate fiction/essay editor for The Good Works Review, and the editor of several anthologies including Octavia's Brood: Words and Art inspired by O.E. Butler (© 2014 Sybaritic Press), and Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's "De Profundis" (© 2015 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 Puff; expensive handbags; 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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