NUMBERS 30 - 40
Late Mid-Summer 2007
Mid-Summer 2012

Mid-Summer 2012 [#39]
A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State
Jim Turner
(Gibbs Smith)

A Personal Letter from Timothy Geithner

When Birds Sing at Night
From There But for the
Ali Smith

Abbott Awaits
A Novel
Chris Bachelder
(Louisiana State University Press)

The Woman in the Row Behind
Françoise Dorner
Adriana Hunter,

(Other Press)

Lester Higata's 20th Century
Barbara Hamby
(University of Iowa)

from unwritten histories
Eugenijus Ališanka
H. L. Hix, Translator

A Winter in Arabia
A Journey through Yemen
Freya Stark
(Tauris Parke)

You Can't Chop Your Mama Up in Massachusetts
Not Even If You're tired of Her Cuisine
Michael Brown

Cream of Kohlrabi
Floyd Skloot
(Tupelo Press)

A Flotilla of Boobs
[News Item]

50th Anniversary Edition
John Cage
Kyle Gann, Editor

Children in Reindeer Woods
Kristín Ómarsdóttir
Lytton Smith, Translator
(Open Letter)

The Vagabond's Breakfast
Richard Gwyn

On Being Mayor
Thomas D'Alessandro III

The Highway of the Atom
Peter C. van Wyck
(McGill-Queen's University Press)

Distributions of Death, Mayhem and Dress
in Four Episodes of Rambo
From War and Ideas
John Mueller
© 2011 Routledge Press

Call Me When You Land
Michael Schiavone
(The Permanent Press)

Heathen Bible Pictures
(Mrs.) Louisa A Traylor
The Foursquare Gospel Hope Chapel in Christ
Falfurras TX

Late Summer 2011 [#38]
Soviet Cars
Dr. Phage

Tina Fey in New York

warty bliggins the toad
Don Marquis

Stairway to Heaven
Douglas Cruickshank

Whales and Other
Marine Mammals of
California and Baja
Tamara Eder
(Lone Pine)

Advertising in RALPH?

A Gift of Angels
The Art of Mission San Xavier del Bac
Bernard L. Fontana
Edward McCain, Photographer
(University of Arizona Press)

Mark Twain's Own Autobiography
The Chapters from
The North American Review
Michael J. Kiskis, Editor
(University of Wisconsin)

The Sound of Music
Jenny Diski

Confucius in 90 Minutes [G]
Paul Strathern
(Ivan R. Dee)

Life on a Chicken Ranch
Betty MacDonald

The Menudo of a
Cuchifrito Love Affair
Miguel Piñero

The Daring Spectacle
Adventures in Deviant Journalism
Mark Morford
(Rapture Machine)

Where Is Gogol
Now that We Need Him?
[Press Release of the Month]

Mental Health in Maine
Wendy Burden

Prof of Prof
Geoffrey Brock

Dead Neon
Tales of Near-Future Las Vegas
Todd James Pierce
Jarret Keene, Editors
(University of Nevada)

Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto
Maile Chapman
(Graywolf Press)

Frying the Flag
Lawrence Durrell

At Broadcasting House
Joseph O'Connor

star wars
Eugenijus Ališanka

Please Take Me
Off the Guest List
Zachary Lipez
(Akashic Books)

The Poets Laureate Anthology
Elizabeth Hun Schmidt, Editor

Life Along the
Inner Coast
A Naturalist's Guide to the
Sounds, Inlets, Rivers
and Intracoastal Waterway
from Norfolk to Key West

Robert and Alice J. Lippson
(University of North Carolina Press)

The Lady Missionary
Gail Dendy

Late Late Fall 2010 [#37]
A Bomb in Every Issue
How the Short, Unruly Life of
Ramparts Magazine Changed America
Peter Richardson
(The New Press)

When We Were Countries
Poems and Stories by
Outstanding High School Writers, 2010.

Mark Pawlak et al, Editors
(Hanging Loose Press)

Dining on the B&O
Recipes and Sidelights
From a Bygone Age

Thomas J. Greco
(Johns Hopkins)

A Light that Reaches to Heaven
Bible Banners
[Letters to RALPH]

Signs You Are Ovulating
Christine Hamm
(Plain View Press)

A Woman's Journal of Struggle and
Defiance in Occupied France

Agnès Humbert
Barbara Mellor,


The Best American Travel Writing 2009
Simon Winchester, Editor

America's Famous and Historic Trees
From George Washington's Tulip Poplar
To Elvis Presley's Pin Oak

Jeffrey G. Meyer
(Houghton Mifflin)

The Bug Club
Douglas Cruickshank

Glaucoma Love Poem
Reneé Gisell

Inside the Largest
Diamond Heist in History

Scott Andrew Selby,
Greg Campbell
(Union Square)

Oscar Wilde in America
The Interviews
Matthew Hofer,
Gary Scharnhorst
(University of Illinois)

The Dark Diceman
William Faulkner

A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
The Incredible Inside Story of
The Collapse of Lehman Brothers

Larry McDonald, Patrick Robinson
(Ebury Press)

Lonely Planet's
Best Ever Travel Tips
Tom Hall, Editor
(Lonely Planet)

A Book of Color
Derek Jarman

Masaccio's Madonna:
The Page Three Girl
Derek Jarman

Let's Get Free
A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice
Paul Butler
(The New Press)

The River Merchant's Wife:
A Letter
Ezra Pound

The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
Robertson Dean, Reader
(Books on Tape)

The Dominican Republic,
Lies and History, and
The Fessenden Review
[Letters to RALPH]

Peter Dexter
(Grand Central Publishing)

Early Summer 2010 [#36]
The Dervish
David Tucker

The Exploding Eye
Carlos Amantea

The Day We Found the Universe
Marcia Bartusiak

A Friend in Zagreb
Shon Meckfessel

May Swenson

Erotic Poems
e. e. cummings

Going Green
True Tales from Gleaners,
Scavengers and Dumpster Divers

Laura Pritchett, Editor

Florida's Rivers
Charles R. Boning
(Pineapple Press)

Ninety-Six-Year-Old Estonian
Jim Harrison
(Copper Canyon Press)

Louis H. Sullivan
And the 19th-Century Poetics
of Naturalized Architecture

Lauren S. Weingarden

William Faulkner
Javier Marías

Revolution 1989
The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Victor Sebestyen

The McPoem
Ronald Wallace

Through the Eyes
Of the Astronauts

Robert Jacobs, et al, Editors

The Art of Rockefeller Center
Christine Roussel

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
Geoff Dyer

Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
A Writer's Guide to Getting it Right
Bill Bryson
(Broadway Books)

In the Time of the Lime Trees
Olga Tokarczuk
(Twisted Spoon)

On the Death of Mr Barker of Hammon,
and his wife who dyed both together
George Herbert

Mitsubishi Galante
Jon Gallant

Jessica Lander
(Hanging Loose Press)

Early Fall 2009 [#35]
The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and
Southern Pemiscot County, Missouri
James F. Cherry
(University of Arkansas)

Guanajuato, Mexico
Burros and Paintbrushes:
A Mexican Adventure

Everett Gee Jackson
(Texas A&M University Press)

Birdsong by the Seasons
A Year of Listening to Birds
Donald Kroodsma
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Terror Eye
Deborah Fernández Badillo
(Arte Público Press)

Tornado Alley[G]
Monster Storms of the Great Plains
Howard B. Bluestein

Nights in the Pink Motel
An American Strategist's
Pursuit of Peace in Iraq

Robert Earle
(Naval Institute Press)

Legend of A Suicide
David Vann
(University of Massachusetts Press)

Jacob Bronowski and
"Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?"

All-American Poem
Matthew Dickman
(American Poetry Review)

confessions of a
teenage drama queen
D. A. Powell
(Graywolf Press)

Idle Thoughts on
Jerome K. Jerome
A 150th Anniversary Celebration
Jeremy Nicholas, Editor
(The Jerome K. Jerome Society)

How to Make Irish Stew
Jerome K. Jerome

My Secret Delight
From Serve It Forth
Mary F. K. Fisher

Jacobson's Organ[G]
And the Remarkable
Nature of Smell

Lyall Watson

Candida Lawrence
(Unbridled Books)

Pumping Bile
From The Egg and I
Betty MacDonald
(J. B. Lippincott Co.)

Summer 2009 [#34]
Eskimo Architecture
Dwelling and Structure in
The Early Historic Period

Molly Lee, Gregory A. Reinhardt
(University of Alaska Press)

Songs of Love, Moon & Wind
Poems from the Chinese
Kenneth Rexroth, Translator
(New Directions)

Labor Pains and Birth Stories
Essays on Pregnancy, Childbirth,
And Becoming a Parent

Jessica Powers, Editor
(Catalyst Book Press)

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009
850 Trends, Destinations, Journeys &
Experiences for the Year Ahead

Geoff Howard, Editor
Lonely Planet)

The Benign Indifference of the Universe
Albert Camus

Feldwebel Zorn's Motorcycle
Senaden Musabegovic (b. 1970)
Translated from the Bosnian by Ulvija Tanovic

Hijos del Pueblo
Gender, Family, and Community
In Rural Mexico, 1730 - 1850

Deborah E. Kanter
(University of Texas Press)

Œdipus the King
Ian Johnson

(Richer Resources)

World Made By Hand
James Howard Kunstler
(Atlantic Monthly Press)

An Odyssey of
Pacific Ocean Debris

Bonnie Henderson
(Oregon State University Press)

Godzilla in Mexico
Roberto Bolaño

Bonehead English
How to Make Students Shine
(Despite Themselves)

L. W. Milam

Near Death in the Arctic
True Stories of Disaster and Survival
Cecil Kuhne, Editor
(Vintage Books)

A People's History of
Poverty in America
Stephan Pimpare
(The New Press)

Red Mutiny
Eleven Fateful Days on
The Battleship Potemkin

Neal Bascomb
(Houghton Mifflin)

Presidential Doodles
Two Centuries of Scribbles, Scratches,
Squiggles & Scrawls from the Oval Office

David Greenberg

Where the Sea Meets the Desert
Antony and Cleopatra Swam at Mersa Matruh
Clive James

Understanding Gregory Bateson
Mind, Beauty, and the Sacred Earth
Noel G. Charlton

Late Summer 2008 [#33]
Khaled Al Khamissi
Jonathan Wright, Translator
(Aflame Books)

Eating the Girl
In the Wreck
Reading from Of Kids & Parents
Emil Hakl
(Twisted Spoon Press)

Night Haunts
A Journey through
The London Night

Sukhdev Sandhu

Japanese Women Poets
An Anthology
Hiroaki Sato
(M. E. Sharpe)

Natural Shocks
Richard Stern
Northwestern University)

Marita Therapy & The Fear of Snakes
Thomas Merton

The Accidental Explorer
Wayfinding in Alaska
Sherry Simpson

The Kayak Disaster
Sherry Simpson

Sole Custody
Poem from Overtime
Joseph Millar
(Eastern Washington
University Press)

Eccentric Billionaire
John D. MacArthur --- Empire Builder,
Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary

Nancy Kriplen

Life Class
Pat Barker

Buildings for Tomorrow
Architecture that Changed Our World
Paul Cattermole

The Young Man from Savoy
Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
Blake Robinson, Translator

The House of Widows
Askold Melnyczuk
(Graywolf Press)

The Mirror in the Well
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
(Dalkey Archive)

The Magical Campus
Thomas Wolfe
University of North Carolina Writings --- 1917 - 1920
Matthew J. Bruccoli, Aldo P. Magi, Editors
(University of South Carolina)

Twentieth Century United States Photographers
A Student's Guide
Kristin G. Congdon, Karas Kelley Hallmark
(Greenwood Press)

Riding the D-Train
Enid Dame

Of Kids & Parents
Emil Hakl
Marek Tomin, Translator
(Twisted Spoon Press)

Early Summer 2008 [#32]
Winged Wonders
A Celebration of Birds
In Human History

Peter Watkins & Jonathan Stockland

The First Total War
Napoleon's Europe and The Birth of
Warfare As We Know It

David A. Bell
(Houghton Mifflin)

Charles Colson
John Klyder

Ten Poems to Change
Your Life Again & Again
Roger Housden
(Harmony Books)

Romance in the Ivory Tower
The Rights and Liberty of Conscience
Paul R. Abramson
(The MIT Press)

Tom Crawford
(Eastern Washington University Press)

[The Most Paradoxical Paradoxes]
The Consequences of War
Al Qaeda & Norway
Ahoy There!
The Flag
The Rainmaker
The Primary Origin of
World War Two

A Poem Of Hope
P. J. Weise

The Farther Shore
Matthew Eck

Foot Orthotics and RALPH
Link Exchange Request

In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus
New and Selected Poems, 1955 - 2007
X. J. Kennedy
(Johns Hopkins)

Les Cloches
Guillaume Apollinaire
Translated by X. J. Kennedy
(Johns Hopkins University)

Warm, Soft,
Chewy, Delicious
Flesh Tortillas
Carlos Amantea

Fulgencio Batista
From Revolutionary to Strongman
Frank Argote-Freyre
(Rutgers University Press)

Nice Website

My Father Says Grace
Donald Platt

The Prophet of Literature
Roberto Bolaño
Chris Andrews, Translator
(New Directions)

Death and Kings
From The Peterborough Chronicles

The Queen Is
In the Countinghouse
P. J. Weise

The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
Robertson Dean, Reader
(Books on Tape)

Enid Dame
(New York University Press)

The Orchestral Music
David Hurwitz
(Amadeus Press)

Teach the Free Man
Peter Nathaniel Malae

Battle Creek
James Sallis

Dead Man Walking
Edward Field
(University of Pittsburgh Press)

Early Winter 2007[#31]
The Coldest Winter
A Stringer in Liberated Europe
Paula Fox

Ambers Aglow:
An Anthology of Contemporary
Polish Women's Poetry

Regina Grol, Editor

"Advice for Her Who
Was Named A Woman"

Julia Hartwig

The Universal Composer
Edmund Morris
John McDonough, Reader
(Recorded Books)

Ticket to Exile
A Memoir
Adam David Miller
(Heyday Books)

Carl Dennis
Unknown Friends
(Penguin Books)

"Carl Friedrich Gauss
Meets Immanuel Kant"
Measuring the World
Daniel Kehlmann
Carol Brown Janeway, Translator
(Pantheon Books)

The Quiet Revolutionary"

Diego Rivera
Pete Hamill

"Who Beats Your Heart?"
L. W. Milam

"The Pain of Original Sin"
The Sanity We Are Born With
Chögyam Trungpa

Horse Latitudes
Paul Muldoon
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Mark O'Brien and Self-Publishing

Sex Texts from the Bible
Selections Annotated and Explained
Teresa J. Hornsby
(SkyLight Paths)

"Hurricane Fred"
Pete Winslow

Fire in the City
Savonarola and the Struggle for
The Soul of Renaissance Florence

Lauro Martines

Paul Clammer
(Lonely Planet)

Inventing Los Alamos
The Growth of An Atomic Community
Jon Hunner

"The Touch and the Taste"
Urszula M. Benka
From Ambers Aglow:
An Anthology of Contemporary
Polish Women's Poetry

True Grit
Charles Portis
Donna Tartt, Reader
(Recorded Books)

Thoreau's Laundry
Ann Harleman
(Southern Methodist University Press)

The Book that Changed My Life
71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate
The Books that Matter Most to Them

Roxanne J. Coady, Joy Johannessen, Editors

"East Hampton Airport"
From Ooga-Booga
Frederick Seidel
(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

"The Dew-Line Bears"
Paul Nickel

Late Mid-Summer 2007[#30]
Pierre-Luigi Zucchini
Lorenzo de Monteclaro
(Pepperoni Press)

Quan Berry

Dada East
The Romanians of Cabaret Voltaire
Tom Sandqvist

Gray-Beard Pornographia
Fiifi Sey

The Volcano Adventure Guide
Rosaly Lopes
(Cambridge University)

Serve It Forth
Mary F. K. Fisher
(North Point Press)

Time Leap:
Relativity and Alzheimer's
Paul Nickel

What Do I Say
Talking with Patients
About Spirituality

Elizabeth Johnston Taylor
(Templeton Foundation)

The Search for
Unpolluted Drinking Water
Steven Johnson
(Riverhead Books)

The Bloomsday Dead
Adrian McKinty
Gerard Doyle, Reader
(Blackstone Audio)

Ham and the Moon
Jesse Lee Kercheval

Cold Skin
Albert Sánchez Piñol

The Somme
The Coward
A. D. Gristwood
(South Carolina)

My Brilliant Career
Dr. Phage

[And W. H. Fowler]

On Retirement
75 Poems
Robin Chapman,
Judith Strasser, Editors
(University of Iowa)

Lurid Movies
Umberto Eco

Spiritual Freedom
Beyond Our Appetites

Lynne M. Baab

I Golfed Across Mongolia
How an Improbable Adventure
Helped Me Rediscover
The Spirit of Golf (And Life)

André Tolmé
(Thunder's Mouth Press)

My Bloody Life
Reymundo Sanchez

Medieval Obscenities
Nicola McDonald, Editor
(University of York)