Jones, Patricia Spears. A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems. Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2015.
I recently read an interview with Jones in The Writer’s Chronicle, and her work sounded interesting enough that I decided to buy some of it. I am enjoying it so far.
Myles, Eileen. I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014. 2015. New York: Ecco, 2016.
I’ve read some about Myles and she sounds interesting, but I have never read any of her work. I have been feeling the need for more poetry lately, so I decided to finally break down and buy one of her books.
Ali, Agha Shahid. A Nostalgist’s Map of America. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.
I ordered this book after encountering an excerpt of one of its poems in Gayatri Gopinath’s Unruly Visions. I am always interested in investigating the work of queer authors whom I haven’t read before.
Ewalt, David M. Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It. New York: Scribner, 2014.
A group of friends and I have begun playing D&D over the past six months or so and I am becoming more and more obsessed with it. I decided to order this history of the game to help me gain a better understanding of its roots.
Myles, Eileen, and Liz Kotz, eds. The New Fuck You: Adventures in Lesbian Reading. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 1995.
I recently read about this anthology in Maggie Nelson’s book about women and the New York School of poets and decided to buy it because how could I not buy a queer book called The New Fuck You? I began reading it this weekend and the work–a mix of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction–is excellent thus far.
All three books were ordered from amazon.com.