Snaza, Nathan. Animate Literacies: Literature, Affect, and the Politics of Humanism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.
I received a promotional email about this book from the publisher and ordered a copy right away because the book examines several texts that I teach in my courses through the lens of affect theory, an approach that I am working to learn more about.
Warhol, Andy, and Pat Hackett. Popism: The Warhol Sixties. San Diego: Harvest, 1980.
A used bookshop, Lost Hi-Way Records and Books, recently opened up in Clinton, New York, about fifteen minutes from where I live. I visited it for the first time on Friday and decided to buy this book because it was on sale for $1.50!
Loveless, Natalie. How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.
I received an advertisement about this book from the publisher and ordered it from them immediately because the concept of “research-creation,” a term that I had not encountered before, is similar to the hybrid writing I have been doing over the past several years.
Sánchez Korrol, Virginia E. From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Sánchez Korrol, Virginia E., and Pedro Juan Hernández. Pioneros II: Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1948-1998. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2010.
I continue to explore my roots as a Nuyorican, and bought these two books to that end. I purchased them both from abebooks.com.
Enszer, Julie R., ed. Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker, 1974-1989. Dover, FL: A Midsummer Night’s Press/Sinister Wisdom, 2018.
I deeply appreciate Lorde’s life writing and was thus excited to hear about this collection of her letters.
Espada, Martín, Lauren Marie Schmidt, and J.D. Schraffenberger. The Necessary Poetics of Atheism: Essays and Poems. Sherman, IL: Twelve Winters Press, 2016.
I love Espada’s work and when I heard about this book its title intrigued me, so I decided to buy it.
Both books were acquired from amazon.com.
Bonomo, Joe. No Place I Would Rather Be: Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
I’ve loved Roger Angell’s baseball writing since I first encountered it in the New Yorker in the mid-2000s. I am thus excited to read this book about his writing.
Darling, Ron, with Daniel Paisner. 108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2019.
I enjoy Ron Darling’s work as one of the Mets’ broadcasters, and I am obsessed with the 1986 Mets, so of course I bought this book.
Habib, Samra. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir. Toronto: Viking, 2019.
I bought this book as soon as I heard about it because Samra writes from a similar position as I do (i.e., queer brown religious). I read it yesterday and it is excellent, 5/5.
I purchased all three books from amazon.com with a gift certificate.