Books Acquired Recently

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2020. I just received this recently published Dungeons & Dragons rulebook as a housewarming gift from a friend. It attempts to fix the racist ways some of the game’s races have been portrayed. We’ll see whether it succeeds or not. Yoder, Rachel. Nightbitch. New York:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Vintage Baseball Videos: 1984 National League Championship Series, Game 5, Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres

Now that Major League Baseball has finally realized having their footage on YouTube is a good thing and has posted lots of vintage games, I’ve been watching some of them this spring and summer. I’ve been focusing on famous games that I know about that I was not able to watch originally, either because IContinue reading “Vintage Baseball Videos: 1984 National League Championship Series, Game 5, Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres”

Writing Activity, June 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month. 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 partly asContinue reading “Writing Activity, June 2021”

Book Acquired Recently: Brandon Taylor’s Filthy Animals

Taylor, Brandon. Filthy Animals. New York: Riverhead Books, 2021. I read Taylor’s novel Real Life last year and loved it. I was very excited earlier this year when I heard that he had a short story collection coming out this summer. My copy came in the mail a few days ago.

Books Acquired Recently

Bergman, David Saul. Unpardonable Sins. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2021. Bergman is the pen name of two Mennonites, Daniel Born and Dale Suderman. Their book is a mystery novel, a rare genre within Mennonite literature. Born sent me a free copy, which I look forward to reading. Jamison, Leslie. The Empathy Exams: Essays. Minneapolis: GraywolfContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Bechdel, Alison. The Secret to Superhuman Strength. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021. I love Bechdel’s memoir Fun Home and her old comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. I look forward to reading her latest! Hotham, Gary. Rightsizing the Universe: Haiku Theory. Scaggsville, MD: Yiqralo Press, 2019. I was intrigued by the inclusion of “theory”Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, May 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month. 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 partly asContinue reading “Writing Activity, May 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

Hernández, Bernadine M., and Karen R. Roybal, eds. Transnational Chicanx Perspectives on Ana Castillo. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. I have a chapter in this book, “Queering Space in Ana Castillo’s Give It to Me.” My author’s copy arrived today. Rod, Dena. Scattered Arils. Hamilton, OH: Milk & Cake Press, 2021. I saw aContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, April 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month. 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–and partly as an archive that I can look back onContinue reading “Writing Activity, April 2021”

Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition

Harjo, Joy. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. New York: W.W. Norton, 2020. I read a review of this recent anthology in the April issue of Poetry and decided to acquire it right away. Orr, Gregory. Poetry as Survival. Athens: University ofContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition”