Books Acquired Recently: Queer Strand Edition

I was given some money as a graduation gift, so I decided to make a trip to the Strand to spend some of it. I bought books by two queer Black authors. Johnson, George M. All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. I love queer memoirs, and I especiallyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Strand Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Hyde, Lewis. The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World. 3rd ed. New York: Vintage Books, 2019. Someone recently recommended this book to me and it sounded interesting as something to read as I’m finishing my MFA, so I decided to buy it. Irby, Samantha. Quietly Hostile: Essays. New York: Vintage Books, 2023. IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Bucknell, Clare. The Treasuries: Poetry Anthologies and the Making of British Culture. London: Head of Zeus, 2023. Poetry anthologies have literally been life-changing for me, so when I first saw on Twitter that Bucknell was writing this book a year or so ago I made a note to keep an eye out for it. IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition

I attended AWP‘s annual conference this past week and came back with lots of books! Here’s what I got, with some explanatory notes as necessary. Akbar, Kaveh. Pilgrim Bell: Poems. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2021. I attended a panel that Akbar was part of and had him sign this book afterwards. He was incredibly sweet andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition”

Book Acquired Recently: Salman Rushdie’s Victory City

Rushdie, Salman. Victory City. New York: Random House, 2023. Salman Rushdie’s latest novel was released on Tuesday, so yesterday I stopped by Shakespeare & Co. in Manhattan and bought a copy. Everyone who cares about freedom of expression should buy it as one way to repay our debt to Rushdie for his decades-long continuing defenseContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Salman Rushdie’s Victory City”

Books Acquired Recently: Mennonite Edition

Beachy, Stephen. The Voice of Q. Amish Terror Book 4. San Diego: Vapor Books, 2021. I catch up on Beachy’s queer speculative fiction Amish Terror series whenever I can, so I just bought what is theoretically the penultimate book of the series (though it was originally going to be a trilogy, so who knows?). Hinz-Penner,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mennonite Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Bellamy, Dodie. Pink Steam. San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts Press, 2004. I’ve been looking for this rare book for close to a year, and finally found a reasonably-priced copy to buy. Biss, Eula. Having and Being Had. 2020. New York: Riverhead Books, 2021. Biss is one of the readers in this semester’s Distinguished Writers Series atContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Chen, Chen. Explodingly Yours. Syracuse, NY: Ghost City Press, 2023. I love Chen’s poetry, so I bought this chapbook as soon as it was available for preorder, and it arrived a few days ago. Erano, Paul. Fountain Pens Past and Present: Identification and Value Guide. 2nd ed. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 2007. I have becomeContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Disability Justice Edition

One of my favorite queer presses, Arsenal Pulp Press, recently had a 30% off sale, so I used the opportunity to pick up a few disability justice titles that I’ve been wanting to read. Kafai, Shayda. Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice & Arts Activism of Sins Invalid. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021. Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Disability Justice Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Haiku+1

I’ve been reading as much as I can lately as part of my continuing explorations of haiku. To that end, I bought these three books: Bashō. Bashō and His Interpreters: Selected Hokku with Commentary. Edited and Translated by Makoto Ueda. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992. Goldberg, Natalie. Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage IntoContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Haiku+1”