Books Acquired Recently

I was in Manhattan to run a necessary but quick errand on 14th Street today, and thought I might as well stop by the Strand while I was in the neighborhood to make the trip more worthwhile. I bought these four books, all of which I’ve had my eye on. It was nice to buyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

I visited Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books in Philadelphia for the first time yesterday. I had previously heard of the store because they were the local booksellers at this year’s AWP conference bookfair, so it was exciting to get to see their physical space. I bought the following two memoirish books: Arceneaux, Michael. I Can’tContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Faulk, Andrew M. My Epidemic: An AIDS Memoir of One Man’s Struggle as Doctor, Patient and Survivor. 3rd ed. N.p.: Culbertson Publishing, 2021. I received this book as a gift. The person who gave it to me met the author at a conference and had the book inscribed to me. It’s a new edition withContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Book Club Edition

Last night I went to Book Club, a combination bookshop/bar/coffeehouse in Manhattan, for the first time. Three authors read, and I bought two of their books. Jones, Chloé Cooper. Easy Beauty: A Memoir. New York: Avid Reader Press, 2022. Songsiridej, Alyssa. Little Rabbit. New York: Bloomsbury, 2022.

Books Acquired Recently: Wedding Edition

My partner and I got married on Friday, and did some shopping at local bookstores with some money we received as a gift to celebrate. Clerc’s, Mandel’s, and Nelson’s books were bought at Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the others were bought at the Strand in Manhattan. Baker, Nicholson. Baseless: My SearchContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Wedding Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Edition

Yesterday my partner took me to the Strand to buy me some books for my birthday. Here’s what I got: Baraka, Amiri. SOS: Poems 1961-2013. New York: Grove Press, 2014. I love Baraka’s work and have taught it in numerous courses. I already own a number of his books, which is why I didn’t buyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Edition”

My Interview with Samuel R. Delany

A few weeks ago I had the honor of interviewing Samuel R. Delany for the Dangerous Visions: Radical Science Fiction virtual symposium, which was sponsored by City Lights Bookstore and PM Press. We talked a lot about his most recent books, but also discussed some of his early career as well. You can watch theContinue reading “My Interview with Samuel R. Delany”

Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition

Bellamy, Dodie. Bee Reaved. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 2021. Bellamy’s latest book is the latest acquisition in my ongoing newfound obsession with her work. I was able to get a signed copy from the Strand. Tea, Michelle. The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America. 1998. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2007. I loveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Forché, Carolyn, ed. Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993. A professor of mine mentioned this anthology in class last week. I had never heard of it, but am very much interested in poetry as activism, so I decided to check it out. I was able to find an inexpensive usedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

di Prima, Diane. Spring and Autumn Annals: A Celebration of the Seasons for Freddie. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2021. I love di Prima’s Memoirs of a Beatnik, so I was intrigued when I heard that a new memoir had just been published posthumously. LitHub published an excerpt of it that I enjoyed, so IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”