Books Acquired Recently: Mostly AWP Edition

This past week I attended the 2022 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference. Here’s what I got at the book fair: Allende, Carlos. Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love. Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press, 2022. This novel has a fantastic title and came with a free t-shirt, so I bought it. I was ableContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly AWP Edition”

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Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Edition

Yesterday my partner took me to the Strand to buy me some books for my birthday. Here’s what I got: Baraka, Amiri. SOS: Poems 1961-2013. New York: Grove Press, 2014. I love Baraka’s work and have taught it in numerous courses. I already own a number of his books, which is why I didn’t buyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Edition”

My Interview with Samuel R. Delany

A few weeks ago I had the honor of interviewing Samuel R. Delany for the Dangerous Visions: Radical Science Fiction virtual symposium, which was sponsored by City Lights Bookstore and PM Press. We talked a lot about his most recent books, but also discussed some of his early career as well. You can watch theContinue reading “My Interview with Samuel R. Delany”

Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition

Delany, Samuel R. The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch–“Angouleme”. 1978. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2014. —. The Tragedy of Ophelia: Two Essays. N.p.: Samuel R. Delany, 2021. These are the only two of Delany’s nearly fifty books that I did not own until now. I decidedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition”

Writing Activity, February 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping 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 wearing masks!)–and partlyContinue reading “Writing Activity, February 2022”