no solos: Great Books

March 20, 2018

ART, COMMUNITY & RITUAL

Centering; The Crossing Point: Selected Talks and Writings; Opening Our Moral Eye; Towards Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America /M.C. Richards

Falling out of Grace; The Spirit of Intimacy /Sobonfu Some

Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit /Corita Kent

Ritual: Power, Healing and Community /Malidoma Some

Rose Garden and Labyrinth: A Study in Art Education / Seonaid Robertson

Standing by Words; What are People For? /Wendell Berry

 

BEAUTY

The Art of Simple Food I & II /Alice Waters

A Frame For Life The Designs of StudioIlse/Ilse Crawford

A Pattern Language/Christopher Alexander and others

In Praise of Shadows /Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

On Beauty and Being Just /Elaine Scarrey

Permeability/Margot McLain and James Hillman

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon/Mark Doty

 

BODY/MUSIC/VOICE/PERFORMANCE

Discovering the Clown, Or the Funny Book of Good Acting /Christopher Bayes

Free Your Voice: Awaken to Life Through Singing*/Silvia Nakkach and Valerie Carpenter
Harmonic Experience /W.A. Mathieu

How Life Moves: Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness /Carolyn McHose & Kevin Frank

Life on Land /Emilie Conrad

A Psoas Book /Liz Koch

The Radiance Sutras /trans. Lorin Roche

 

LANGUAGE/WRITING/STORYTELLING

The Art of Writing: Lu Chi’s Wen Fu /Trans. Sam Hamill

Becoming Animal /David Abrams

Body Eloquence /Nancy Mellon

Breaking the Alabaster Jar /Li Young Lee

Grimm’s Tales /Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

A Little Book on Form /Robert Hass

Real Sofistikashun /Tony Hoagland

Speech of the Grail /Linda Sussman

The Storyteller’s Way /Ashley Ramsden

Words in Place: Reconnecting to Nature Through Creative Writing /Paul Matthews

Writing Down the Bones/Natalie Goldberg

 

PARENT SUPPORT

Hold on to Your Kids /Gordon Neufeld

Rest Play Grow /Deborah McNamarah, PhD

The Sibling Society /Robert Bly

Wired for Love /Stan Tatkin

 

SOUL/SPIRIT

The Dream and the Underworld; The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World /James Hillman

Eros the Bittersweet /Anne Carson

Icons of a Dreaming HeartRenee Coleman

Mirabai Ecstatic Poems /Trans. Robert Bly and Jane Hirschfield

Silence; Steps on the Stone Path /Robert Sardello

 

WOMEN

Coming Home to Myself /Marion Woodman and Jill Mellick

Fasting and Feasting/The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray /Adam Federman

Selected Diaries /Virginia Woolf

Ornament and Silence /Kennedy Frasier

The Way of Women /Helen Luke

 

OTHER

Annie John /Jamaica Kincaid

Bluets /Maggie Nelson

Daphnis and Chloe /Longus

Emily Dickinson’s Letters /edited by Mabel Loomis Todd

Flowers and Fruits /Colette

Homebody Kabul /Tony Kushner

Isla Negra /Pablo Neruda

Metamorphosis /Mary Zimmerman

Metamorphoses /Ovid

The Narrow Road to the Interior /Basho

The Narrow Road to the Interior /Kimiko Hahn

The Odyssey /Emily Wilson and Homer

The Odyssey /Mary Zimmerman

The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All /CD Wright

A River Sutra /Gita Mehta

Stag’s Leap /Sharon Olds

The Summer Book /Tove Jansson

To the Wedding /John Berger

Whitefoot /Wendell Berry

The Wild Iris /Louise Gluck

The World is Round /Gertrude Stein

 

*This is the only book about singing technique that I recommend.

 

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