reading: The Sea & the Jungle, by H.M. Tomlinson (publ. in 1912). Lovable travel book about crossing Atlantic aboard tramp steamer, going up Amazon. still in print. A very funny, rueful, self-effacing writer.
(another excellent writer : Candice Millard, author of River of Doubt. Recent book about Teddy Roosevelt's wacky & dangerous Amazon trip.)
Part of my Amazon research for poem.
(I may be doing a reading tour at several colleges, archaeological sites, & cannibal locations in the jungle - stay tuned for fantasy schedule!)