Books Acquired Recently

Chen, Chen. Explodingly Yours. Syracuse, NY: Ghost City Press, 2023. I love Chen’s poetry, so I bought this chapbook as soon as it was available for preorder, and it arrived a few days ago. Erano, Paul. Fountain Pens Past and Present: Identification and Value Guide. 2nd ed. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 2007. I have becomeContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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Books Acquired Recently: Disability Justice Edition

One of my favorite queer presses, Arsenal Pulp Press, recently had a 30% off sale, so I used the opportunity to pick up a few disability justice titles that I’ve been wanting to read. Kafai, Shayda. Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice & Arts Activism of Sins Invalid. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021. Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Disability Justice Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Haiku+1

I’ve been reading as much as I can lately as part of my continuing explorations of haiku. To that end, I bought these three books: Bashō. Bashō and His Interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary. Edited and Translated by Makoto Ueda. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992. Goldberg, Natalie. Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage IntoContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Haiku+1”

Books Acquired Recently

Butler, Octavia E. “Bloodchild” and Other Stories. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2022. I was browsing in Little City Books recently and they had this new compilation on the front table. I couldn’t resist buying it because I love Butler’s work. Horwitz, Jay. Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, December 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, December 2022”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Edition

Here are the books I got as gifts for the holidays: Brody, Leslie. Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of “Harriet the Spy”. New York: Seal Press, 2020. Huber, Sonya. Voice First: A Writer’s Manifesto. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022. Rosenow, Ce. Lenard D. Moore andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Reed, Sabrina. Lives Lived, Lives Imagined: Landscapes of Resilience in the Works of Miriam Toews. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2022. With the publication of this book, Toews becomes only the third Mennonite writer (after Rudy Wiebe and Patrick Friesen) to have a scholarly book devoted entirely to their work. Vizcaíno Rivera, Yamilette. Little, Little,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, November 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, November 2022”

Books Acquired Recently: Canadian Mennonite Edition

Books published in Canada have been much harder to acquire in the U.S. since the pandemic started. Shipping fees have gone through the roof. But there are a few recent Mennonite books that I’ve been wanting to buy, so I made an order from McNally Robinson that arrived earlier this week. Brandt, Di. The SweetestContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Canadian Mennonite Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Fitzpatrick, Cat. The Call-Out: A Novel in Rhyme. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2022. I saw on Twitter (which I hope sticks around for the sake of the literary community) that Fitzpatrick was having a release event for this novel at McNally Jackson‘s seaport location this past Wednesday. I love the pieces of Fitzpatrick’s workContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”