Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. New York: HarperTeen, 2018.
I heard about this book at a panel at the recent MLA convention and it sounded interesting enough that I decided to buy it. I will be teaching a Latinx Literature course in the fall for the first time, so I am trying to read as much recent Latinx lit as possible as I think about what to put on the syllabus.
Piatote, Beth. The Beadworkers: Stories. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint Press, 2019.
I just recently found out about Piatote, who attends a Mennonite church and thus can be considered a Mennonite writer. As such, she falls within my scholarly purview.
Smith, Danez. Homie: Poems. Minneapolis: Graywolf, 2020.
I read Smith’s previous book, Don’t Call Us Dead, earlier this year and loved it, so I pre-ordered this new collection as soon as I heard about it. It came this week.