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Timothy 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
  • Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
  • 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



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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.

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ISBN: 9781608468560
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of Black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose.

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
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) Cover Image
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.

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The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780441007318
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ace - July 1st, 2000


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

Sabriel 25th Anniversary Classic Edition Cover Image
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.

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By W.G. Sebald, James Wood (Introduction by)
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.