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2023 Reading List

Here is a list of books, podcasts, and texts of all kinds that are related to this year’s theme or story. Feel free to take them as inspiration before this year’s gathering. The Mabinogion Translator: Jeffrey Gantz The Mabinogion Translator: Sioned Davies Podcast: Jay’s recordings of stories from the Welsh Mabinogion Jay Leeming To a […]

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2022 Reading List

Book Title Author Wisdom of the Mythtellers Sean Kane The Epic of Gilgamesh Translator: N.K. Sandars The Night Abraham Called to the Stars Robert Bly The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy Edited by Robert Bly Bonfire Opera Danusha Laméris The Moons of August Danusha Laméris Poems I Brought Down from the Mountain Humberto […]

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Reading List 2021

What are you reading in 2021?

Some of us are reading Braiding Sweetgrass and some of us are reading My Grandmother’s Hands and some of us are re-reading Women Who Run With the Wolves and many of us are reading poetry from many voices. Here is a brief collection of works leaving impressions. But what we most want to know is—what […]

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2020 Reading List

Trinity Sight Jennifer Givhan The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller Circe Madeline Miller Rosa’s Einstein Jennifer Givhan Landscape With Headless Mama Jennifer Givhan Protection Spell Jennifer Givhan Girl With Death Mask Jennifer Givhan Iron John: A Book About Men Robert Bly The Night Wages Martin Shaw Wolf Milk Martin Shaw Courting the Wild Twin (forthcoming […]

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2019 Reading List

Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale Andreas Johns Invoking Ireland John Moriarty Over Nine Waves Marie Heaney The Dream and the Underworld James Hillman The Night Wages(February 2019) Martin Shaw Courting the Dawn: Poems of Lorca (April 2019) Trans Martin Shaw and Stephan Harding Technicians of the Sacred Jerome Rothenberg […]

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2018 Reading List

Book Title Author Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia Martin Shaw A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth & the Grace in Wildness Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet Black Branch of Language A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World Robert Bringhurst The Tree of […]

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2017 Reading List

Book Title Author The Odyssey Homer (translation, Robert Fagles Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad Eva Brann The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters Adam Nicholson Regarding Penelope: From Character to Poetics Nancy Felson Classical Mythology in Context Lisa Maurizio A Guide to the Odyssey Ralph Hexter Ancient Epic Poetry: […]

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2016 Reading List

Book Title Author Ensouling Language and the Art of Non-Fiction Stephen Buhner Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm Stephen Buhner Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin Patrick Donnelly The Charge Patrick Donnelly The Eternal City Kathleen Graber Correspondence Kathleen Graber Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table Betty LaDuke Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet, Black […]

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2015 Reading List

Book Title Author Tristan Gottfried Von Strassburg trans: A. T. Hatto We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love Robert Johnson The Tree of Meaning Robert Bringhurst Becoming Animal Trans: David Abram Feral George Monbiot Landscape and Memory Simon Schama Eight Stages of Translation Robert Bly The Demon and the Angel: Searching For the Source of […]

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