Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition

Kauffman, Janet. Eco-dementia. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017. Kauffman was one of the first major Mennonite writers in the U.S., and I have deeply appreciated her work since first encountering it in college. I was unaware of this collection of hers until a colleague mentioned it recently. Swede, George, and Terry Ann Carter, eds.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition”

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Books Acquired Recently: PM Press Edition

I got my monthly shipment of PM Press books in the mail today. What is included is always a surprise. This month’s batch looks especially exciting. Federici, Silvia. Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle. Rev. ed. Oakland: PM Press, 2020. Glick, Ted. Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s ResistanceContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: PM Press Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Ashbery, John. A Wave: Poems. New York: Viking Press, 1984. I have been reading lots of haiku lately, and I also love the New York School of poets, so when I heard about this collection in which Ashbery includes haiku and haibun (a related form that combines prose with haiku), I decided to order it.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Cicero, Chic, and Sandra Tabatha Cicero. Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot: Keys to the Rituals, Symbolism, Magic and Divination. 2nd ed. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2019. I recently read Rachel Pollack’s book Tarot Wisdom, which included reproductions of the Golden Dawn deck that comes with Cicero and Cicero’s book. I loved the deck’s imagery and wantedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Sabbatical Productivity: July

Yesterday was officially the last day of my sabbatical, although classes do not begin until 24 August. I kept a list in my journal of the academic activities I engaged in during my seven-month break. This practice was partly for myself, so that I could make sure I was using the time productively, and partlyContinue reading “Sabbatical Productivity: July”

Books Acquired Recently

Garcia, Benjamin. Thrown in the Throat. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2020. I am acquainted with Garcia, and pre-ordered a copy of this, his first poetry collection, a few months ago. It came in the mail this week. I started reading it immediately and it is excellent so far. It is unabashedly queer and Latinx, with aContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”