Yesterday I went to the first Albany Book Festival. It was an enjoyable event with a mix of panels, author signings, and authors selling their books, many at reduced prices. I ended up spending about $85.00 total for the seven books I acquired, so about $12.00 per book, which is not bad. I had heard of Whitehead, Ostriker, and Dentz before (and was able to have them sign their books), and discovered the other authors as a result of the event. Parks’s and Whitehead’s books are fiction, Dentz’s is a mixed-genre memoir, and the rest are poetry.
Amador, Nico. Flower Wars. Austin, TX: Newfound, 2017.
Dentz, Shira. door of thin skins. Fort Lee, NJ: CavanKerry Press, 2013.
Gette, M.J. The Walls They Left Us. Austin, TX: Newfound, 2016.
Lynch, Michael. Underlife and Portico. Boston: Aforementioned Productions, 2013.
Ostriker, Alicia Suskin. Waiting for the Light. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017.
Parks, Robin. Egg Heaven: Stories. Albany, NY: Shade Mountain Press, 2014.
Whitehead, Colson. Zone One. 2011. New York: Anchor Books, 2012.