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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Words that have influenced me in 2011

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Kingdom, Phyllum                                                                 Adam Dickinson
The Sutler                                                                             Michael Kenyon
The Burning Alphabet                                                           Barry Dempster
August Witch                                                                         Chandra Mayor
The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhh                                           rob mclennan
Manitoba highway map                                                          rob mclennan
Eunoia                                                                                   Chirstian Bök
erotic poems                                                                          E.E. Cummings
The Art of Losing                                                                   collection
Partly Cloudy                                                                         Gary Soto
Ariel                                                                                       Sylvia Plath
Hump                                                                                     Ariel Gordon
Green Porno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .Isabella Rossellini
The Underwear Salesman                                                     J. Patrick Lewis
Barnyard Slam                                                                      Dian Curtis Regan
A Foot in the Mouth                                                              Paul B. Janeczko
The Cuckoo's Haiku                                                              Michael J. Rosen
des briques pour un vitrail                                                    Charles Leblanc
Ces enfants de ma vie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Gabrielle Roy
Rue Deschambault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabrielle Roy
Les vélos n'ont pas d'états d'âme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Michèle Marineau
La nuit est mon royaume                                                      Mary Higgins Clark
Les trains-bulle de janvier                                                    Huguette Légaré
La petite écuyère                                                                 Charlotte Gingras
Être c'est ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Francis Pelletier
Les mots ont des visages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joël Guenoun
Clémentine aux quatres vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christine Brouillet
L'École des fées . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . Titania Woods
Poupeska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Françoise Lepage
Peurs, pleurs et petits bonheurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .  Paul Brière
Comptines, picotines, rigolotes, ratatouilles . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christia
Bêtes à combines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Claire Obscure
Caramba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marie-Louise Gay
Autour du soleil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gilles Tibo
Nokum/Ma Voie et mon coeur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Bouchard
Banishing Verona                                                                 Margot Livesey
Embers                                                                                 Sándor Márai
Expecting Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martha Beck
The Year of the Flood                                                          Margaret Atwood
Beatrice and Virgil                                                                Yann Martel
The Matter with Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Bergen
a/crosssections: new manitoba writing                                   MWG collection
The Adventures of Edward Tulane x 3                                   Kate DiCamillo
I'm Alice (I think).....................................................................Susan Juby
Frog Face                                                                             Don Trembath
The Pearl                                                                              John Steinbeck
On Mysticism                                                                         Jorge Luis Borges
Butterfly Tears                                                                      Zoë S. Roy
Dry Lips Outta Move to Kapuskasing                                   Tomson Highway
Wisdom (life)                                                                         Andrew Zuckerman
Dancing Naked in fuzzy red slippers                            Carmen Richardson Rutlen
In Praise of Slow                                                                   Carl Honoré
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay                                   Mira Kirshenbaum
A Time to Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Raines
The Art of Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .Sherwin B. Nuland
Railing Against the Rush of Years . . . . . . . . .. . .  .Claire Ridken/Patricia Savage
The Art of Growing Older. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .  . . . .Wayne Booth (selected by)
The Truth About You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marcus Buckingham
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Christine Northrup
Finding Water                                                                       Julia Cameron
The Artist`s Way                                                                   Julia Cameron
The Right to Write . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Cameron
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As ever, all the words I consume influence me. As always, this includes the words and poems shared by fellow writers & poets and students, of course. Rachel 'the (other) Hawk' always holds the best surprises for me.

My 2011 list's must-reads: YANN MARTEL`s BEATRICE & VIRGIL
.                                       des briques pour un vitrail, par Charles Leblanc

2 comments:

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

Words that influence. That is such an inspiring concept. My apologies for such a random comment on a past post, but I do enjoy your posts even though I often just sporadically graze through your offerings.

I am always on the watch for interesting reading material and I know enough of the titles in your list to think that there are some gems amongst the ones I haven't read. Thanks for sharing!

Marjolaine Hébert said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to share this, Elizabeth. Thank you for reading!