Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition, Part II

As I mentioned in my previous post, I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received. More of them have arrived the past two days. Knisley, Lucy. French Milk. 2007. New York: Touchstone, 2008. Koch, Kenneth. Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children. 1973. New York:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition, Part II”

Books Acquired Recently: Road Trip Edition

I just got back from a two-week road trip through Pennsylvania and New York to visit some family and friends, and did some book shopping along the way, all at independent bookstores. Here is what I acquired: Ashbery, John. Breezeway. New York: Ecco, 2015. I have always enjoyed Ashbery’s work, and his newest book hasContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Road Trip Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Ai. No Surrender. New York: Norton, 2010. Last Thursday I was grading some student essays about Martín Espada’s poetry reading on campus last month, and, as is often the case when reading student work, I was seized with an incredible desire to read literature (in this case poetry specifically) rather than reading writing about it.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Kane, Daniel. All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s. Berkeley: U of California P, 2003. I am a major fan of the New York School of Poets (John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara, James Schuyler, et al.) and its descendants. Kane’s book covers both groups, so I bought it to readContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”