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M Sarki

Besides being a poet with four collections published, M Sarki is a painter, film maker, and photographer. He likes fine coffee and long walks. 

M Sarki has written, directed, and produced six short films titled Gnoman's Bois de Rose, Biscuits and Striola , The Tools of Migrant Hunters, My Father's Kitchen, GL, and Cropped Out 2010. More details to follow. Also the author of the feature film screenplay, Alphonso Bow.

Currently reading

Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd (Reading Edition)
Nick Mason
American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank
R J Smith
Why Bob Dylan Matters
Richard F. Thomas
Deception
Philip Roth
Nevertheless: A Memoir
Alec Baldwin
A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City
Drew Philp
Spring Song and other stories
Joyce Cary
The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War
William T. Vollmann
Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing
Ashleigh Wilson
Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories
Annette Wiesner, Nicole Kongeter, Robert Walser, Tom Whalen

Gone with the Mind

Gone with the Mind - Mark Leyner http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/145574640303/gone-with-the-mind-by-mark-leyner

This was my first exposure to Mark Leyner. His novel concept was refreshing, and the opening chapter with his mom making the l-o-n-g and digressing introduction for Leyner's reading at the mall is priceless.The only novel I have read even remotely similar to this one is [b:My Romance|9872419|My Romance|Gordon Lish|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327992280s/9872419.jpg|874038] by [a:Gordon Lish|232097|Gordon Lish|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1267719924p2/232097.jpg]. But this piece of work goes further into the realm of the bizarre and unworldly genius. Though mothers and sons will appreciate the maternal connection here, there are far too many references to baseball, especially dating back to the time of Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees of the sixties. Other sports, like tennis, rear their heads as well. And perhaps there are more mother-son relationships that share a love of sports than I am aware of, but I think not. Therefore, the book will obviously lose some readers who harbor an aversion to all things sports-related. But certainly, that matters little to Leyner or his fans, and is likely a better opportunity for general exclusivity: a sort of club for extremely intelligent people who know big words and can recite, with accuracy, sports nostalgia.