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”

Books Acquired Recently

Coval, Kevin, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall, eds. The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2015. I bought this book and Perdomo’s when I was recently browsing Haymarket’s April poetry sale (April is National Poetry Month). I have one of the other BreakBeat anthologies (there are currentlyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Shoat Rumblin: His Sensations and Ideas. N.p.: Samuel R. Delany, 2020. I just found out about this weighty (539 pages) self-published novel that came out last year, and bought it right away. Delany has had so many difficulties with keeping his books in print throughout his career that it makes sense toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition

All of the books I ordered at the AWP virtual bookfair last month have finally arrived! They are books that are either by authors who I saw speak and enjoyed, or that various speakers recommended, or that I saw discussed or advertised on Twitter via the conference’s hashtag. All but Corral’s are somewhere along theContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition”

Writing Activity, March 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, March 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Big Joe. N.p.: Inpatient Press, 2021. Delany’s latest book, a novella, just came out, and my pre-ordered copy arrived yesterday. It includes some illustrations, but not enough that I would consider it to be a “graphic novel.” It’s exciting that Delany continues to publish new work even though he’s in his lateContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, February 2021

As I wrote last month, one of my New Year’s resolutions 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 archiveContinue reading “Writing Activity, February 2021”

Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition

Two books that I’ve been eagerly anticipating, Melissa Broder’s new novel (her previous novel, The Pisces, is one of the most amazing novels I’ve ever read) and R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell’s anthology of kinky short stories, came out this week, and my copies have arrived. I also recently ordered Carley Moore’s YA novel becauseContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition

The Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention was virtual this year, so the book fair was also virtual. Publishers gave their usual in-person conference discounts for online orders made via the convention website. All of my purchases have now arrived. I missed browsing the book fair, but it was nice not to have to figureContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition”