Book Acquired Recently: Miriam Toews’s Fight Night

Toews, Miriam. Fight Night. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021. I just received Miriam Toews’s new novel in the mail. Thankfully it got published in the U.S. at almost the same time as the Canadian edition, unlike her previous book, Women Talking, which was delayed by almost a year. I was able to order Women Talking fromContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Miriam Toews’s Fight Night”

Writing Activity, September 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep 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 wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, September 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

Plett, Casey. A Dream of a Woman: Stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021. Plett is an award-winning queer Mennonite writer and also a good friend. I pre-ordered her new book (which has already been nominated for this year’s Giller Prize!) as soon as it was possible to do so, and my copy arrived yesterday. Quilter,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly New York School Edition

I am taking a course on the New York School of poets this semester. Aside from a few books that I already own, these four books are assigned for the class: Ashbery, John. 1985. Selected Poems. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. —. They Knew What They Wanted: Poems & Collages. Edited by Mark Polizzotti. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly New York School Edition”

Writing Activity, August 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep 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 wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, August 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

I recently got the Fall 2021 list of writers for Hunter College’s Distinguished Writers Series (the series webpage is here, but it hasn’t been updated yet), and purchased a few of the books that I didn’t have yet. Greenidge, Kaitlyn. Libertie. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2021. Klay, Phil. Missionaries. New York: Penguin Press, 2020.

Books Acquired Recently: Kristin Garth and Word Books Edition

Garth, Kristin. Atheist Barbie. N.p.: Maverick Duck Press, 2021. —. The Death of Alice in Wonderland and Additional Adult Adventures. N.p.: Alien Buddha Press, 2021. —. Puritan U: A True Crime in Sonnets, Footnotes & Verse. Philadelphia: Rhythm & Bones Press, 2019. I recently ordered one of Garth’s books directly from her website and thereContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Kristin Garth and Word Books Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Guitar, Lynne. The Taíno ABCs. N.p.: Lynne Guitar, 2017. I am someone with Taíno ancestry, but I know very little about the culture and nothing about the language because both were nearly destroyed by European imperialism. I am trying to educate myself about both, so I bought this lexicon. Younging, Gregory. Elements of Indigenous Style:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Brooks, Randy M., ed. Student Haiku & Senryu Anthology: The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Competition. Haiku Society of America, 2020. I received this anthology in the mail as a benefit of my Haiku Society of America membership. It was slated to come out last year, but just arrived due to pandemic-related delays. Martínez, Demetria. ConfessionsContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, July 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep 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 wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, July 2021”