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”

Books Acquired Recently

Blanco, Richard. How to Love a Country: Poems. Boston: Beacon Press, 2019. I was browsing the poetry section at my local Barnes & Noble today (perhaps surprisingly, they had a rather impressive selection of new stuff along with the “classics”) and came across Blanco’s new collection. I read a few poems and enjoyed them, soContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition

Last week I was in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and I visited the Jane Addams Book Shop. It is a lovely little place, with three floors full of used books. I was good and only bought three things. Koestenbaum, Wayne. The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire. New York: Poseidon Press, 1993. I’ve enjoyedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Snaza, Nathan. Animate Literacies: Literature, Affect, and the Politics of Humanism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019. I received a promotional email about this book from the publisher and ordered a copy right away because the book examines several texts that I teach in my courses through the lens of affect theory, an approach thatContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”