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”

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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”

Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition

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 andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

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: TheContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”