Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Mennonite, Mostly Canadian, Mostly Poetry Edition

Carter, Terry Ann. Haiku in Canada: History, Poetry, Memoir. Victoria, BC: Ekstasis Editions, 2020. I saw an advertisement for this book in the latest issue of the Haiku Society of America’s newsletter and decided to buy it because I am still fairly new to the haiku community and don’t know much of its history. IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Mennonite, Mostly Canadian, Mostly Poetry Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Mennonite/s Writing Edition

This past weekend was the eighth Mennonite/s Writing conference. This year it was held at the University of Winnipeg. As usual, I came back from the conference with a number of new books! Bergen, David, ed. 9 Mennonite Stories.¬†Winnipeg: Mennonite Literary Society, 2017. This book, which I got free in lieu of another author’s copyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mennonite/s Writing Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Amin, Kadji. Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017. I got a promotional email about this newly-released book from the publisher and ordered a copy right away. It’s an investigation of queer theory through examining the reception of Jean Genet’s work. I have keen interests in both ofContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Toronto Edition

I was in Toronto this weekend for the first time since high school. As usual when I travel, I looked up some independent bookstores to visit. I made stops at Ben McNally Books and Type Books¬†(the Queen Street store). Although Type was smaller, it had better selection. McNally was rather disappointing, frankly (and it droveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Toronto Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Kraus, Chris. After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 2017. Acker is one of my favorite postmodern novelists and I was thus very excited to hear about this new authorized biography of her. It immediately jumped up to the top of my to-read list. I bought it and Watson’s novel from amazon.com’sContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Bergen, David. Stranger. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. David Bergen has been one of my favorite writers since I first encountered his work in college, and I have all of his books. While I have not liked much of his recent work in comparison to how I feel about his early books, he is still someoneContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: More Mennonites Edition

I’ve spent the entire summer reading, thinking, and writing about Mennonite literature, which I have come to realize is now my primary field of study. As a part of this studying I’ve been reading a lot of Mennonite literary criticism, which has been tremendously enriching. The one problem with reading literary criticism, though, is thatContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: More Mennonites Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Funk, Wes. Baggage. Regina: Benchmark, 2010. I was very excited to be able to track down a copy of this rare book, which I found for sale on the Read Saskatchewan website. While all of Funk’s books are now technically out of print, his others are available as ebooks (which of course I eschew), soContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Mennonites Plus One Edition

My recent book-buying binge has included a number of Mennonite authors. Aside from the Wes Funk books, which I ordered from Laird Books in Regina, Saskatchewan (and who provided excellent customer service), I acquired all of the Mennonite-related books from amazon.com’s network of independent sellers. Birdsell, Sandra. Agassiz: A Novel in Stories. Minneapolis: Milkweed, 1991.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mennonites Plus One Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve gone a little wild buying books lately. Here’s what’s come in over the past week or so. Campbell, W. Joseph. 1995: The Year the Future Began. Oakland: U of California P, 2015. I received this book as a birthday gift. I am excited to read it becauseContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”