In 2022, my reading was affected (adversely in terms of numbers) by devoting much time to writing novels, a pattern that began last year when I focused on this long form: in 2020, I read 403 books, but read 209 in 2021 and for 2022 read only 91 books. As with last year, the effect was caused from reading books relevant to my novels-in-progress versus reading for exploration/discovery/enjoyment. Nonetheless, I managed to insert books from the latter factors, and here are the results below.
2022 BOOKS READ: 91
13 Fiction, 23 Non-Fiction, 55 Poetry
Secret Orbit by Ken Edwards (Grand Iota, 2022). Novel. December 2022.
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (Simon & Schuster, 2009). Novel. October 2022.
Liwanag 3, Editors Jason Bayani, Rachel Lastimosa, Oscar Penaranda, Dara Del Rosario, Joe Ramos, Edwin Lozada, Erina Alejo and Steve Belale (Soma Pilipinas, San Francisco, 2021). First Book read in 2022 (Jan. 1). Literary/Arts Journal. Includes an excerpt of my novel DOVELION and a hay(na)ku poem by OM France. January 2022.
Growing Up Filipino 3, Collected and Edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (PALH, 2022). Fiction. December 2022.
Sindicato & Co. by Jose Elvin Bueno (Penguin Random House SEA, 2021). Novel. December 2022.
PHARONI by Colin Dodds (Dodds Amalgamated, 2022). Fiction. August 2022.
Spending by Mary Gordon (Scribner, 1999). Novel. December 2022.
Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Grove Press, 2020). Fiction. March 2022.
Love and Other Rituals by Monica Macansantos (Grattan Street Press, Australia, 2022). Short stories. December 2022.
After Dark by Haruki Murakami (Vintage International, 2007). Novel. December 2022.
Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami (Vintage International, 2015). Novel. December 2022.
Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami (Vintage International, 2015). Novel. December 2022.
The Billiard Green Dress & other stories by Donna Wyszomierski (The Yrtemmys Press, Buffalo, NY., 2021). Fiction. February 2022.
CLOSER TO LIBERATION: Pin[a/x]y Activism in Theory and Practice, Editors Amanda Solomon Amorao, DJ Kuttin Kandi, and Jen Soriano (Cognella, San Diego, 2022). Pin[a[x]y Scholarship. March 2022. Read in manuscript
Notes on Mother Tongues: Colonialism, Class, and giving away what you don't have by Mirene Arsanios (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020). Essay. July 2022.
The Eight Nights of Hanukkah by Suzanne Beilenson and Rabbi Daniel S. Wolk (Peter Pauper Press, White Plains, New York, 1993). Size: 3.25" x 4". Religion. December 2022.
SULATAN SA PANAHON NG PANDEMYA, Editors Joi Barrios, Merlinda Bobis, et al (Gantala Press, Philippines, Australia, USA). Read in manuscript form. Correspondence. February 2022.
Irma Boom: Book Manifest (published with exhibition “Irma Boom: Book Manifest” at the Allard Pierson of the University of Amsterday, 2022). Size: 2.25” x 2.75”. Art. December 2022.
The MicroBibliophile, May-June 2022, edited by James Brogan (The Microbibliophile). Miniature Books Journal. June 2022.
Talking of Curtains by Paul Buck (SUNY Buffalo / Among the Neighbors #16, 2021). Literary History. February 2022
Seize the Moment by Ruth Cullen (Peter Piper Press, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 2003) Size: 3-3/8" x 4". September 2022.
Miniature Book Society Newsletter edited by Tony Firman (Issue 120, September 2022). Miniature Books. September 2022.
INADVERTENT by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Yale University Press, 2017). Lecture. June 2022.
A Few Collectors by Pierre Le-Tan (New Vessel Press, 2022). Nonfiction. July 2022.
We Are Not Okay by Christian Livermore (Indie Blu(e) Publishing, Havertown, PA, 2022). Memoir. September 2022.
Etiquette for Booksellers by Chris Bunje Lowenstein (Booksby Press, Parma, OH, 2021). Size: 1-5/8@ x 2-7/8". Essay. February 2022.
My Most Surprising Bookselling Story by Larry Malam (Booksby Press, Parma, OH, 2022). Nonfiction. October 2022.
American Writers at Home by J.D. McClatchy with photographs by Erica Lennard (The Library of America/Vendome Press, New York, 2014). August 2022.
Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami, Translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen (Knopf, New York, 2022). Essays. November-December, 2022.
Currently Classic: Jonathan Rachman Design with text by Dean Rhys Morgan (Flammarion, Paris, 2022). Interior Design. October 2022.
Wanna Peek Into My Notebook by Barbara Jane Reyes (Paloma Press, 2022). Poetics Essays and Prose. March & October 2022.
Silver in My Mines on Peter Hay by Geoff Sawers (SUNY Buffalo / Among the Neighbors #18, 2021). Literary History. February 2022
Grand Entrance: Elliana Joy Sommerfeld by Todd Sommerfeld (Booksby Press, OH, 2021). Birth-Plus Announcement. Size: 1-7/8" x 1-7/8". January 2022.
Kapwa's Novels by Eileen R. Tabios (Booksby Press, Parma, OH, 2022). Book-length Essay/Fiction. June & September 2022.
Craft: A Memoir by Tony Trigilio (Marsh Hawk Press, 2023. Read in manuscript form for blurbing purposes). Memoir/Poetry. October 2022.
“some nights I stay there…” on Donna Wyszoierski by Edric Esmer (SUNY Buffalo / Among the Neighbors #17, 2021). Literary History. February 2022
VITA JESU CHRISTI (no publisher but has label of "PRINTED IN GERMANY, nd but circa 1930s). Size: 1.75" x 2.25. Religion. April 2022.
DIVINE BLUE LIGHT by Will Alexander (City Lights, San Francisco, 2022).
To Hush All The Dead by William Allegrezza (BlazeVOX Books, 2022)
Palm-Lined with Patience by Basie Allen (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, 2022). Poetry. May 2022.
Air Raid by Polina Barskova, Trans. by Valzhyna Mort (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021). Poetry. March 2022.
Kneel Said The Night by Margo Berdeshevsky (Sundress Publications, 2022). Poetry. December 2022.
Two Bolts by Matt Broaddus (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, 2021). Poetry. January 2022.
The Future Is a Country I Do Not Live In by Cynthia Buiza (Paloma Press, San Mateo, 2022). Poetry. November 2022.
An Imaginary Cartography of Constellations & Cloud Forms by "The Neighbors"/ SUNY Buffalo Poetry (SUNY Buffalo Poetry Collection's Among the Neighbors series, 2022). Poetry/Poetics. October 2022.
Poet on the Right Side of History: David-Baptiste Chirot, edited by Tom Hibbard, C. Mehrl Bennett and John M. Bennett (Luna Bisonte Productions, 2022). January 2022.
HYBRIDA by Tina Chang (Norton, 2019). Poetry. August 2022.
I HAVE SEEN THE BLUEST BLUE by Natalee Cruz (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2022). Poetry. April 2022.
No Way in the Skin Without This Bloody Embrace by Jean D’Amerique (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2022). Poetry. December 2022.
Genesis: The Vispo Bible by Amanda Earl (Timglaset, Sweden, 2022). Poetry. August 2022.
Report from the Earl Society, writings on Amanda Earl, curated by rob mclennan (above/ground press, Ottawa, nd). Poetry. March 2022.
Four Blue Eggs: American Cinquains by Susan F. Glassmeyer (Little Pocket Poetry Press, 2022.) Poetry. November 2022.
The Long Way Home by Leonard Gontarek (BlazeVOX Books, New York, 2021). Poetry. January 2022.
Five Stars: Selected Amazon Reviews, Vol. 4 by Kevin Killian, Selected by Ted Rees and David Buuck (Tripwire, 2022). Poetry/Prose/ConPo. June 2022.
ABOUT TELEPHONE: Vol. 1 An Introduction & Bibliography, Vol. 2 An Interview with Maureen Owen by M.C. Kinniburgh (SUNY Buffalo Poetry Collection's Among the Neighbors series, 2022). Poetry/Poetics. October 2022.
They Rise Like A Wave edited by Christine Kitano & Alycia Pirmohamed (Blue Oak Press, 2022). May 2022.
Breeze by Marton Koppany (Red Fox, 2022). Visual Poetry. September 2022.
Invitation To See The Leaves Outside by Jacob Laneria (in manuscript form). Poetry. March 2022.
Separation Anxiety by Janice Lee (Clash, Troy, N.Y., 2022). Poetry. February 2022.
TALES OF DIONYSUS: The Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis edited by William Levitan and Stanley Lombardo (University of Michigan Press, 2022). Poetry. September 2022.
AGAINST ORIGINALITY: What is Lost Without Discourse Between Poetry and Philosophy of Science? by Julia Rose Lewis (dissertation in partial fulfillment for degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University, 2020). Dissertation. May 2022.
Travels with Aruba by Marianne Lyon (sp, nd). Poetry chap/broadside. January 2022.
Tales of the OOTD WAR Translated by Scott MacLeod (Serious Publication 29, Oakland, 2005/2022). Poetry. February 2022.
Autobiography by rob mclennan (above/ground press, Ottawa, nd). Poetry. March 2022.
Touch the Donkey #32, poetry journal curated by rob mclennan (above/ground press, Ottawa, nd). Poetry. March 2022.
Behind the Tree Backs by Imao Mohammed, Trans Jennifer Hayashida (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, 2022). Poetry. May 2022.
Marsh Hawk Review, Spring 2022, editors Daniel Morris and Burt Kimmelman (Marsh Hawk Press, 2022). Poetry/Prose. May 2022.
Newsflash, Under Fire, Over the Shoulder by Jed Munson (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, 2021). Poetry. February 2022.
Some Girls Walk Into the Country They Are From by Sawako Nakayasu (Wave Books, 2020). Poetry. February 2022.
So We Have Been Given Time Or by Sawako Nakayasu (Verse Press, 2004). Poetry. February 2022.
Knit Our Broken Bones by Bruce W. Need (Maverick Duck Press, 2022). Poetry. May 2022.
MemeWars by Aldon Lynn Nielsen with E. Ethelbert Miller (BlazeVox Books, 2022). Memoir / Poetry. September 2022.
Spider Cone by A.L. Nielsen (selva obscure press, Chicago, 2022). Poetry. September 2022.
Sufferhead by A.L. Nielsen (Bottlecap Press, 2022). Poetry. April 2022.
O by Tammy Nguyen (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2022). Poetry. September 2022.
Coming Out of Isolation: Poems on Resilience, Triumph and Hope edited by Christopher Okemwa (Verlag Expeditionen, Germany, 2022). September 2022.
Nature Felt But Never Apprehended by Angela Penaredondo (Noemi Press, 2023). Poetry. November 2022.
gulp/gasp by Serena Piccoli (Moria, Chicago, 2022). Poetry. October 2022.
The Radiance of Things by Mercedes Roffe, Trans. by Judith File and Lucina Schell (Shearsman Books, 2022). Poetry. April 2022.
EXACTING CLAM No. 7, Winter 2022, published by Sagging Meniscus. Literary Journal. December 2022.
City of Shadow & Light (Philadelphia) by Diane Sahms (Alien Buddha Press, 2022). Poetry. December 2022.
Memory Cards: Dogen Series by Susan M. Schultz (Vagabond Press, 2014). Poetry. April 2022.
Lilith Walks by Susan M. Schultz (BlazeVox Books, 2022). Poetry. December 2022.
Feelings Of And by Barry Schwabsky (Black Square Editions, 2022). Poetry. March 2022.
frank: sonnets by Diane Seuss (Graywolf, 2021). Poetry. April 2022.
Nine Poets produced by Peter and Donna Thomas (Naropa’s Harry Smith Print Shop, 1999. Handmade letter pressed pages). Poetry. Size: 2” x 3” Represented Poets: Michael Gizzi, Elaine Equi, Wang Ping, Erica Hunt, Andrew Schelling, Anne Lauterbach, Bill Berkson, Thalia Field, and Anselm Hollo
Second Factory: Issue 3 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2022). Poetry journal. May 2022.
She, Self-Winding by Lub Dieu Van (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, 2022). Poetry. December 2022
Elixir by Lewis Warsh (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, 2022). Poetry. May 2022
C.S. Rufinesque: A Field Guide by Joe and Steve Winhusen (Warsw Project Space, 2022). Visual art and poems. August 2022.
Your Order is Now Ready for Shipping by Mark Young (Sandy Press, 2022). Poetry. August 2022.
The Advantages of Cable by Mark Young (Luna Bisonte, 2022). Poetry read in manuscript. August 2022.