Writing Activity, December 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!),Continue reading “Writing Activity, December 2022”

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Books Acquired Recently

Reed, Sabrina. Lives Lived, Lives Imagined: Landscapes of Resilience in the Works of Miriam Toews. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2022. With the publication of this book, Toews becomes only the third Mennonite writer (after Rudy Wiebe and Patrick Friesen) to have a scholarly book devoted entirely to their work. Vizcaíno Rivera, Yamilette. Little, Little,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, November 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!),Continue reading “Writing Activity, November 2022”

Books Acquired Recently: Canadian Mennonite Edition

Books published in Canada have been much harder to acquire in the U.S. since the pandemic started. Shipping fees have gone through the roof. But there are a few recent Mennonite books that I’ve been wanting to buy, so I made an order from McNally Robinson that arrived earlier this week. Brandt, Di. The SweetestContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Canadian Mennonite Edition”

Writing Activity, October 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!),Continue reading “Writing Activity, October 2022”

Books Acquired Recently: Mennonite/s Writing Edition

This past weekend I attended the ninth Mennonite/s [sic] Writing conference. It was held at my alma mater, Goshen College, so I got to see some good friends in a nostalgic setting. Of course I bought lots of books at the excellent bookfair, which was arranged by Fables Books. Beck, Ervin. Joe Wright (1879-1972): GoshenContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mennonite/s Writing Edition”

Writing Activity, August 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!),Continue reading “Writing Activity, August 2022”

Writing Activity, July 2022

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!),Continue reading “Writing Activity, July 2022”

Books Acquired Recently: Strand Edition

Yesterday I had some running around to do in Manhattan, so I decided to add the Strand to my itinerary. Here’s what I bought: Conklin, Lydia. Rainbow Rainbow: Stories. New York: Catapult, 2022. I saw some laudatory posts about this collection on Twitter, and decided to buy it because it sounds like the stories areContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Strand Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Calhoun, Ada. Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me. New York: Grove Press, 2022. I bought this memoir because O’Hara is my favorite poet and because I’m always interested in personal narratives about interacting with literature. Friesen, Lauren, and Dennis R. Koehn, eds. Anabaptist ReMix: Varieties of Cultural Engagement in North America. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”