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Timothy with a tan dog looking over his shoulderTimothy is a poet and writer as well as a reader. He likes Star Trek, listening to loud music, watching hockey, and spending as much time on his porch as possible. They keep a log of every book they read, and write a monthly newsletter called Stanza Break about poetry in translation and books outside of a publicity cycle. Pictured here with Frankie, one of his two dogs.

They have too many favorite books, but here are a few:

  • Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Comet in Moominland (and all the Moomin books!) by Tove Jansson, translated by Elizabeth Portch
  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
  • Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, translated by Anthea Bell

 

Selected Poems By Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060882969
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 3rd, 2006

Selected Poems is the classic volume by the distinguished and celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.


Comet in Moominland (Moomins #1) By Tove Jansson, Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Elizabeth Portch (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Tove Jansson (Illustrator), Elizabeth Portch (Translated by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312608880
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Published: Square Fish - April 27th, 2010

When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.


Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) By Ross Gay Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822963318
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category
Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize

Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category
Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category


Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—


Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark Is Rising Sequence #1) By Susan Cooper Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689840357
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 1st, 2000

The first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy series, The Dark Is Rising.

On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark.


The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780441478125
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Published: Ace - March 15th, 1987

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS

Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.


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Sabriel 25th Anniversary Classic Edition By Garth Nix Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063040496
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Published: HarperCollins - August 3rd, 2021

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the globally bestselling Old Kingdom series with a special edition of Sabriel, featuring exclusive content from master of fantasy Garth Nix and original cover artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Enter the Old Kingdom, a world of dark secrets and dangerous magic.


Austerlitz By W.G. Sebald, James Wood (Introduction by) Cover Image
By W.G. Sebald, James Wood (Introduction by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780812982619
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Published: Modern Library - December 6th, 2011

This tenth anniversary edition of W. G. Sebald’s celebrated masterpiece includes a new Introduction by acclaimed critic James Wood. Austerlitz is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle.