Books Acquired Recently

Hudes, Quiara Alegría. My Broken Language: A Memoir. 2021. New York: One World, 2022. My sister recommended this memoir to me because she said it relates some to our childhood experiences, so I’m interested to see how. Murillo, John. Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry. New York: Four Way Books, 2020. I’m teaching Murillo’s first poetry collection inContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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Books Acquired Recently

I visited Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books in Philadelphia for the first time yesterday. I had previously heard of the store because they were the local booksellers at this year’s AWP conference bookfair, so it was exciting to get to see their physical space. I bought the following two memoirish books: Arceneaux, Michael. I Can’tContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Back to School/Puerto Rican History Edition

This semester I’m teaching a course at Hunter College called Distinguished Living Writers, which examines the books of the authors reading in Hunter’s Distinguished Writers reading series during the semester. My copies of the books for the course just arrived (in Batuman’s case, I ordered her previous books as background research). Batuman, Elif. Either/Or. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Back to School/Puerto Rican History Edition”

Writing Activity, July 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!),Continue reading “Writing Activity, July 2022”