May Readin’


Books
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A lot of good reading going on this month with a highlight being the work of Al Robles. The real sadness is that this book has been on our collective bookshelf ever since I got to the Bay Area and only with Manong Al’s recent passing did I get around to really exploring his book.

On another note, I read the Wolverine comic right before I saw the movie and lemme tell ya: If Hugh Jackman has given at least a good 20 minutes to Logan’s backstory, it would’ve made for a better movie. As it was, the movie was a good romp around the Marvel mutant universe with Liev Schreiber almost stealing the show as Sabretooth but Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool was all looks and not enough mouth.

Last shout out: Sean Hill‘s poems are dope. A great mix of historical narrative, distinct voice and excellent use of forms. You can hear/read his work over at his Fishouse page.

Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and art by Tim Sale
Wolverine: Origin by Bill Jemas, Paul Jenkins, Joe Quesada and art by Andy Kubert, Richard Isanove
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley
Rappin’ With Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark by Al Robles
Looking for Ifugao Mountain: Paghahanap Sa Bundok Ng Ifugao by Al Robles
Empty Mirror: Early Poems by Allen Ginsberg
Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music by Greg Kot
No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn: New and Selected Poems by Kevin Powell
Blood Ties & Brown Liquor by Sean Hill
American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry edited by Cole Swensen and David St. John

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