I attended AWP‘s annual conference this past week and came back with lots of books! Here’s what I got, with some explanatory notes as necessary.
Akbar, Kaveh. Pilgrim Bell: Poems. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2021.
I attended a panel that Akbar was part of and had him sign this book afterwards. He was incredibly sweet and generous even in this brief interaction.
Bar-Nadav, Hadara. The New Nudity. Ardmore, PA: Saturnalia Books, 2017.
Bashō, Matsuo. Bashō: The Complete Haiku. Translated by Jane Reichhold. New York: Kodansha USA, 2013.
I whetted my appetite for the book fair by doing some shopping at Open Books the night before, where I bought this and Gay’s book.
Dale, Laura Kate, ed. Gender Euphoria: Stories of Joy from Trans, Non-binary and Intersex Writers. London: Unbound, 2021.
I got this anthology for only $5.00!
Gay, Ross. Inciting Joy: Essays. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2022.
I read this book on the flight home yesterday and it is fantastic.
Hernandez, Alex, Matthew David Goodwin, and Sarah Rafael García, eds. Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. Columbus, OH: Mad Creek Books, 2021.
I also got this anthology for only $5.00!
Hostetter, Mary Alice. Plain: A Memoir of Mennonite Girlhood. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2022.
Hostetter is a queer Mennonite, so I am very excited to read this book.
Huber, Sonya. Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
—. Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
Jones, Saeed. Prelude to Bruise. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2014.
Kaminsky, Ilya. Deaf Republic: Poems. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2019.
Kasdorf, Julia Spicher. As Is: Poems. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2023.
Kelly, Donika. The Renunciations: Poems. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2021.
Kuppers, Petra. Gut Botany. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2020.
Kuppers had a signing and I arrived there just in time to get the last copy of this poetry collection. Kuppers had different colored pens for people to choose from, so I chose green for my copy’s inscription.
Lerner, Ben. Leaving the Atocha Station. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2011.
Liu, Timothy. Polytheogamy. Philadelphia: Saturnalia Books, 2009.
Lopera, Julián Delgado. Fiebre Tropical. New York: Feminist Press, 2020.
The Quran. Translated by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan and Farida Khanam. Delhi: Goodword Books, 2009.
An organization focusing on spirituality and literature was handing copies of this book out for free, and my other copy is a much older translation (so old it translates the title as The Koran), so I took this one.
Sulak, Marcela, and Jacqueline Kolosov, eds. Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2015.
Valens, Ana. Tumblr Porn. New York: Instar Books, 2020.
Wark, McKenzie. Raving. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2023.