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”

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”

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”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

The new semester starts on Monday. Here are the books I have received as desk copies. For Written Communication II: Aciman, André, ed. The Best American Essays 2020. Boston: Mariner Books, 2020. Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. They Say, I Say with Readings. 4th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. For Introduction toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Book Acquired Recently: Martín Espada’s Floaters

Espada, Martín. Floaters: Poems. New York: W.W. Norton, 2021. I received Martín Espada’s new poetry collection in the mail yesterday and tore through it in two sittings. It is an excellent book that everyone should read. As with his previous work, it epitomizes what it means for a poet to be a prophet. His workContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Martín Espada’s Floaters”

Books Acquired Recently: Aurora Levins Morales Edition

I recently read Aurora Levins Morales’s Remedios and loved it. I went to her website to see whether there were other books of hers that I haven’t already read available and discovered these three books. I also love her previous book that is co-written with her mother Rosario, Getting Home Alive, so I look forwardContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Aurora Levins Morales Edition”