Books Acquired Recently

Plett, Casey. A Dream of a Woman: Stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021. Plett is an award-winning queer Mennonite writer and also a good friend. I pre-ordered her new book (which has already been nominated for this year’s Giller Prize!) as soon as it was possible to do so, and my copy arrived yesterday. Quilter,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly New York School Edition

I am taking a course on the New York School of poets this semester. Aside from a few books that I already own, these four books are assigned for the class: Ashbery, John. 1985. Selected Poems. New York: Penguin Books, 1986. —. They Knew What They Wanted: Poems & Collages. Edited by Mark Polizzotti. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly New York School Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

I recently got the Fall 2021 list of writers for Hunter College’s Distinguished Writers Series (the series webpage is here, but it hasn’t been updated yet), and purchased a few of the books that I didn’t have yet. Greenidge, Kaitlyn. Libertie. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2021. Klay, Phil. Missionaries. New York: Penguin Press, 2020.

Books Acquired Recently: Kristin Garth and Word Books Edition

Garth, Kristin. Atheist Barbie. N.p.: Maverick Duck Press, 2021. —. The Death of Alice in Wonderland and Additional Adult Adventures. N.p.: Alien Buddha Press, 2021. —. Puritan U: A True Crime in Sonnets, Footnotes & Verse. Philadelphia: Rhythm & Bones Press, 2019. I recently ordered one of Garth’s books directly from her website and thereContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Kristin Garth and Word Books Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Guitar, Lynne. The Taíno ABCs. N.p.: Lynne Guitar, 2017. I am someone with Taíno ancestry, but I know very little about the culture and nothing about the language because both were nearly destroyed by European imperialism. I am trying to educate myself about both, so I bought this lexicon. Younging, Gregory. Elements of Indigenous Style:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Brooks, Randy M., ed. Student Haiku & Senryu Anthology: The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Competition. Haiku Society of America, 2020. I received this anthology in the mail as a benefit of my Haiku Society of America membership. It was slated to come out last year, but just arrived due to pandemic-related delays. Martínez, Demetria. ConfessionsContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2020. I just received this recently published Dungeons & Dragons rulebook as a housewarming gift from a friend. It attempts to fix the racist ways some of the game’s races have been portrayed. We’ll see whether it succeeds or not. Yoder, Rachel. Nightbitch. New York:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Book Acquired Recently: Brandon Taylor’s Filthy Animals

Taylor, Brandon. Filthy Animals. New York: Riverhead Books, 2021. I read Taylor’s novel Real Life last year and loved it. I was very excited earlier this year when I heard that he had a short story collection coming out this summer. My copy came in the mail a few days ago.

Books Acquired Recently

Bergman, David Saul. Unpardonable Sins. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2021. Bergman is the pen name of two Mennonites, Daniel Born and Dale Suderman. Their book is a mystery novel, a rare genre within Mennonite literature. Born sent me a free copy, which I look forward to reading. Jamison, Leslie. The Empathy Exams: Essays. Minneapolis: GraywolfContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition

Harjo, Joy. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. New York: W.W. Norton, 2020. I read a review of this recent anthology in the April issue of Poetry and decided to acquire it right away. Orr, Gregory. Poetry as Survival. Athens: University ofContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition”