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 in my Intro to Lit course this semester, so I bought his most recent book to get a fuller understanding of his work.

Sandler, Irving. Goodbye to Tenth Street. Seattle: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2018.

I just read about this novel in Ada Calhoun’s excellent recent memoir, Also a Poet, about writing about Frank O’Hara, my favorite poet. He is apparently a character in the novel, so of course I want to read it.

Schulz, Kathryn, ed. The Best American Essays 2021. Boston: Mariner Books, 2021.

As someone who writes creative nonfiction I decided I should make it a goal to read The Best American Essays every year as a way to keep an eye on what’s going on in the genre. The 2022 volume comes out in a few months, so it was time to get 2021’s.

Williams, Erin. Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame. New York: Abrams ComicArts, 2019.

Williams is one of my new MFA classmates, so I am excited to read her graphic memoir!


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