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Traded in some Pinsky, some Steve Orlen, some Don Delillo, some Stephen Dobyns, some Thomas Lux at The Bookshop in Chapel Hill.

In exchange I picked up:

Philip Whalen's Decompressions
Gregory Corso's Mindfield
Denise Levertov's O Taste and See
Clark Coolidge's Own Face
Josh Corey's Madonna anno domini

I'm building here. Trade out old tastes for new.

I loved Shanna Compton's
Down Spooky

"We the Blind Need Pushing" deserves many reads and many readers.

Much better than Sad Little Breathing Machine just out from Graywolf press.


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