Books Acquired Recently

de la Cretaz, Britni, and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo. Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League. New York: Bold Type Books, 2021. de la Cretaz is one of my favorite sports writers, so when this book became available for pre-order I ordered it immediately. My copy came this week. Nette, Andrew, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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Books Acquired Recently

Harbach, Chad, ed. MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction. New York: n+1/Faber and Faber, 2014. This book is already somewhat dated (e.g., in the list of authors Harbach mentions in the title essay and also the rather un-diverse list of contributors), but I decided to buy it and read it anyway because,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Abdurraqib, Hanif. A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance. New York: Random House, 2021. A classmate recommended this book to me, and its blurb was enticing enough that I decided to buy it. Davis, Lennard J. Obsession: A History. 2008. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Jordan Kisner cites this bookContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Castaldi, Erin C., ed. Visiting the Wind: Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2021. Haiku Society of America, 2021. The HSA’s annual members’ anthology arrived a few days ago. Here is my poem from it: “Super Bowl Sunday / scrimmage / at the grocery store” (41). Khakpour, Porochista. The Last Illusion. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, October 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, October 2021”