Books Acquired Recently

Fitzpatrick, Cat. The Call-Out: A Novel in Rhyme. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2022. I saw on Twitter (which I hope sticks around for the sake of the literary community) that Fitzpatrick was having a release event for this novel at McNally Jackson‘s seaport location this past Wednesday. I love the pieces of Fitzpatrick’s workContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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Books Acquired Recently

Chee, Alexander, ed. The Best American Essays 2022. Boston: Mariner, 2022. I always buy The Best American Essays, and saw that this year’s editor, Alexander Chee (whose work I love), was celebrating its release with a reading alongside some contributors at Book Culture the other night. So I bought my copy there and got itContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, October 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!),Continue reading “Writing Activity, October 2022”

Writing Activity, October 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, October 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

Plett, Casey. A Dream of a Woman: Stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021. Plett is an award-winning queer Mennonite writer and also a good friend. I pre-ordered her new book (which has already been nominated for this year’s Giller Prize!) as soon as it was possible to do so, and my copy arrived yesterday. Quilter,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Queering Mennonite Literature: Archiving, Activism, and the Search for Community

I am excited to announce that my book Queering Mennonite Literature: Archives, Activism, and the Search for Community has just been released by Penn State University Press! Though the terms “queer” and “Mennonite” rarely come into theoretical or cultural contact, over the last several decades writers and scholars in the United States and Canada haveContinue reading “Queering Mennonite Literature: Archiving, Activism, and the Search for Community”

Books Acquired Recently

Fitzpatrick, Cat, and Casey Plett, ed. Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. New York: Topside Press, 2017. I received a review copy of this book a few months ago and it is a fantastic selection of stories. I ordered a copy of the published book as a way of supporting Topside Press,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Fitzpatrick, Cat, and Casey Plett, ed. Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. New York: Topside Press, 2017. Plett recently sent me a review copy of this anthology, which comes out in September. It is massive, nearly 500 pages in length. I love the work that Topside publishes and am very much lookingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Castillo, Ana. Give It To Me. New York: Feminist, 2014. I read the first draft of this book when Castillo and I were colleagues at Westminster College for a semester and loved it. It is sexy, humorous, and scandalous. I bought it as soon as I found out it had been released. This, Plett’s, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”