For a long time after I got home from hospital and rehab I had energy for almost nothing; including reading. A few things eventually began to hold my attention. Pulling them from the shelves, these are the books, that did the job over those months. If you would like information about Face Press publications (I recommend them for content and form) I suggest you write to Ian Heames: ijaheamesAtgmail.com
Rome’s Wreck, by Trevor Joyce. Cusp Books, 3020 Effie Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Selected Poems, by Trevor Joyce. Shearsman Books.
Early Bird, by Jean Day. O’Clock Press.
Poems Of Frank Rupture, by Peter Manson. Sancho Panza Press.
How To Laugh, by Miles Champion. Adventures in Poetry.
Je Vous Dis En Echo, by Rémi Bouthonnier. Eric Pesty Editeur (an essay on Anne-Marie Albiach)
Placeholder, by Rod Halpern. Enitharmon Press.
Inn Signs, by Jeremy Noel-Tod. Oyster Catcher Press
Empty Pockets, by Dale Herd. Coffee House Press
Memoirs Of An Underground Filmmaker, by Malcolm Hart. Barncott Press
Kew, Rhone, by Peter Blegvad. Uniformbooks.
Christian Name, by Lawrence Giffin. Ugly Duckling Presse.
Complete Catalogue Of Comedic Novelties, by Lev Rubinstein. Ugly Duckling Presse.
It Looks Like An Island But Sails Away, by Ralph Hawkins. Shearsman Books.
Evening Train, by Tom Clark. Blazevox Books.
Sotto Traccia no.1 Edizioni DoppioFondo, Milan (fugitive magazine….. 120 copies)
Seven Poems, by Ian Heames. Face Press, Oxford UK
TO, by Ian Heames. Iodine, Brighton UK
Sonnets, by Ian Heames. Face Press, Oxford UK
Ataturk. The Rebirth Of A Nation, by Patrick Kinross. Here
The Flash Effect, by Sam Koperwas. William Morrow: long out of print.
Westminster Blues, by Julian Critchley. Long out of print.
Hadji Murat, by Leo Tolstoy. Vintage Classics
Buda’s Wagon: a brief history of the car bomb, by Mike Davis. Verso Books
The Return Of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón, by Claudio Lomnitz. MIT press.
Phantasmagoria, by Marina Warner. Oxford University Press.
We All Fall Down, by Michael Harvey. Vintage Crime.
Derelict Air: From Collected Out, by Edward Dorn. Enitharmon Press.
We Thought We Could Change The World, by Peter Brötzmann/Gérard Rouy. Wolke Verlag.
Poems, by J.H.Prynne. Bloodaxe Books.
Epigramititis, by Kent Johnson. BlazeVox.
The Undersong, by Jonty Tiplady. Face Press, Cambridge, UK
Tiny Windows, by Duncan McNaughton. Auguste Press, San Francisco.
Heraldo de Madrid (Vallejo). Ugly Duckling Presse.
Al-Dente, by J.H.Prynne. Face Press, Cambridge.
Sonnets, by ian Heames Face Press, Oxford.
Sonnets, by Ian Heames.
Sonnets, by Ian Heames.
A Little Lumpen Novelita, by Roberto Bolano. New Directions.
XIVLINERS, by Tom Raworth. Sancho Panza.
Structure from Motion, by Tom Raworth. Edge Books.
As When, by Tom Raworth. Carcanet Press.