Books Acquired Recently

Binnie, Imogen. Nevada. 2013. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022. This classic trans novel, which is one of my favorite books, has been out of print since its original publisher, Topside Press, closed in 2017. Happily, FSG has just put it back in print. Interestingly, the listed retail price on the original Topside printingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Andrew, Elizabeth Jarrett. Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Memoir of Bisexuality and Spirit. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2021. I saw an ad for this book in a magazine (I think it was Poets & Writers), and it intrigued me because I am also writing a memoir that is in part about my bisexuality andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Book Acquired Recently: Gish Jen’s Tiger Writing

Jen, Gish. Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. I’m reading Matthew Salesses’s excellent book Craft in the Real World, which cites Jen’s book in fascinating enough ways that I decided to buy it. I haven’t read any of Jen’s work in about fifteen years, but I enjoyedContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Gish Jen’s Tiger Writing”

Books Acquired Recently: Book Club Edition

Last night I went to Book Club, a combination bookshop/bar/coffeehouse in Manhattan, for the first time. Three authors read, and I bought two of their books. Jones, Chloé Cooper. Easy Beauty: A Memoir. New York: Avid Reader Press, 2022. Songsiridej, Alyssa. Little Rabbit. New York: Bloomsbury, 2022.

Books Acquired Recently

Friedenberg, Jay, ed. The Unexpected Weight: The Haiku Society of America Mentorship Program Anthology 2021. N.p.: Haiku Society of America, 2022. Last year the Haiku Society of America began a mentorship program for younger writers. I was lucky enough to get a spot in the program, which has been quite helpful for my work. ThisContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Dodie Bellamy Edition

My newfound obsession with Dodie Bellamy’s work continues! These three books are the latest additions to my collection of her work. Bellamy, Dodie. Cunt-Ups. 2001. New York: Tender Buttons Press, 2018. —. Cunt Norton. Los Angeles: Les Figues Press, 2013. Bellamy, Dodie, and Kevin Killian, eds. Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Dodie Bellamy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Wedding Edition

My partner and I got married on Friday, and did some shopping at local bookstores with some money we received as a gift to celebrate. Clerc’s, Mandel’s, and Nelson’s books were bought at Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the others were bought at the Strand in Manhattan. Baker, Nicholson. Baseless: My SearchContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Wedding Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly AWP Edition

This past week I attended the 2022 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference. Here’s what I got at the book fair: Allende, Carlos. Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love. Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press, 2022. This novel has a fantastic title and came with a free t-shirt, so I bought it. I was ableContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly AWP Edition”

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”

My Interview with Samuel R. Delany

A few weeks ago I had the honor of interviewing Samuel R. Delany for the Dangerous Visions: Radical Science Fiction virtual symposium, which was sponsored by City Lights Bookstore and PM Press. We talked a lot about his most recent books, but also discussed some of his early career as well. You can watch theContinue reading “My Interview with Samuel R. Delany”