Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition

A friend sent me a surprise package of poetry in the mail. Here is what was included: Knippen, James, Sierra Shellabarger, Anirudh Vyas, and Jamie Wimberly. Between Falling Leaves and Their Shadows. Alpharetta, GA: Redheaded Press, 2021. McKibbens, Rachel. blud. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2017. Ross, Noah. Active Reception. New York: Nightboat Books,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

As I wrote yesterday, there are two factors playing into my current book acquiring: buying textbooks for the upcoming semester and constructing my own book fair in place of the in-person MLA book fair that I missed last week. Several packages arrived yesterday containing books in these two categories. From the “book fair”: Ruth, JohnContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition

I received some money as a holiday gift, and of course immediately used some of it to buy books! Bellamy, Dodie. Academonia. San Francisco: Krupskaya, 2006. I read Bellamy’s When the Sick Rule the World last week and loved it, so I decided to seek out more of her essays. When I went online toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

I received a number of books as gifts for the holidays. Here they are: Chansky, Ricia Anne, and Marci Denesiuk, eds. Mi María: Surviving the Storm. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2021. Davis, Chloe O. The Queens’ English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2021. Florer-Bixler, Melissa. How To Have anContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Bellamy, Dodie. When the Sick Rule the World. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 2015. Kapil, Bhanu. Schizophrene. Callicoon, NY: Nightboat Books, 2011. Patel, Shailja. Migritude. New York: Kaya Press, 2010. I made all three of these book purchases after a stellar last class of the semester earlier this week. In the case of Patel, we readContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Gundy, Jeff. Wind Farm: Landscape with Stories and Towers. Loveland, OH: Dos Madres Press, 2021. Gundy has long been one of my favorite authors. His new book arrived in the mail yesterday! Hendrix, Raye. Every Journal is a Plague Journal. Morongo Valley, CA: Bottlecap Press, 2021. I recently heard about this chapbook about having OCDContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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

de la Cretaz, Britni, and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo. Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League. New York: Bold Type Books, 2021. de la Cretaz is one of my favorite sports writers, so when this book became available for pre-order I ordered it immediately. My copy came this week. Nette, Andrew, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Harbach, Chad, ed. MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction. New York: n+1/Faber and Faber, 2014. This book is already somewhat dated (e.g., in the list of authors Harbach mentions in the title essay and also the rather un-diverse list of contributors), but I decided to buy it and read it anyway because,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”