Books Acquired Recently

I chose to cancel my plans to attend the 2022 Modern Language Association (MLA) convention due to the recent COVID surge, which meant that I was also not able to attend the book fair. So I went to the Strand yesterday instead. I’ve also had a few of my textbooks for the forthcoming semester arrive.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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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

Navratilova, Martina, with George Vecsey. Martina. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. I became obsessed with tennis and Navratilova when I was nine years old, and my local public library had her autobiography, so I read it avidly. Lately I’ve been writing about books that have influenced me, and in hindsight I realized that thisContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Mennonite speculative fiction writer Sofia Samatar recently, including reading through lots of her interviews (a list of them is on her website). Interviewers often ask her about books she’s read lately and I’ve almost always never heard of them, so I try to buy the onesContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”