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 a variety of styles that keeps readers on our toes.
Stansberry, Matt, and David Wilson. Rust Belt Arcana: Tarot and Natural History in the Exurban Wilds. Cleveland: Belt Publishing, 2018.
A friend who knows that I lived in the Midwest for a while and that I have been exploring tarot lately heard about this book and recommended it to me. It seems to be a book of personal essays connecting tarot to the Midwestern landscape. Place is also one of my scholarly interests, so I’m very excited to read the book.