Books and Chapbooks read in 2016, part 3 Statistics

16% of the completed books or chapbooks were chapbooks. All averaged to 139 pages, a total of 23,800 pages. 64% was poetry. Of the 30% not poetry, the largest categories were novels, memoirs, then science and essays. 43% male, 44% female, 13% multiple authors or non-binary. Non-binary-authored:4 out of 5, male-authored I ranked 35 out […]

95books: List 25: Family in Poetry 207-216

207. Aethel by Donato Mancini (New Star Books, 2007) Got and did not read right off. Tendonitis Androgenous uses a sign language (ASL?) as starting point for textual manipulation. Some such as as the tangle called “What are you reading” or “We Come in Peace” (below) are humourous. Aethel looked like two parallel text, titles […]

95books: List 24: Mongooses, Labour and Other Poetry, 196-206

Some reading that is more of a stretch for me past my usual comfort zone… 196 Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine (Fall, 2015) I have probably read this magazine a couple times before and each time I wonder why I don’t subscribe then it slips out of mind again. The Our Times Tally is […]