Books Acquired Recently

Cicero, Chic, and Sandra Tabatha Cicero. Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot: Keys to the Rituals, Symbolism, Magic and Divination. 2nd ed. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2019. I recently read Rachel Pollack’s book Tarot Wisdom, which included reproductions of the Golden Dawn deck that comes with Cicero and Cicero’s book. I loved the deck’s imagery and wantedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Queer Latinx Edition

Anzaldúa, Gloria. The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader. Ed. AnaLouise Keating. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. I’ve been reading Anzaldúa’s Interviews/Entrevistas, which is amazing, so I want to explore more of her work. I am often skeptical of authors’ “Readers” because I would rather read work in its original context, but Anzaldúa’s Reader includes a lotContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Latinx Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Albany Book Festival Edition

Yesterday I attended the second annual Albany Book Festival at SUNY Albany. It was an excellent time, with readings by big-name authors, writing workshops, and a large book fair of local authors and their work. I showed great restraint and only bought four books, all of which I was able to get inscribed. Bartow, Stuart.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Albany Book Festival Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Loveless, Natalie. How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019. I received an advertisement about this book from the publisher and ordered it from them immediately because the concept of “research-creation,” a term that I had not encountered before, is similar to theContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Loewen, Mary Ann, ed. Finding Father: Stories from Mennonite Daughters. Regina, SK: University of Regina Press, 2019. I pre-ordered this book from amazon.ca as soon as I could because it includes a number of chapters by authors involved with Mennonite literature. It came in the mail earlier this week. Weinberg, Jonathan. Pier Groups: Art andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Del Rio, Vanessa, and Dian Hanson. Vanessa Del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior. Cologne, Germany: Taschen, 2016. I have come across a number of references to Vanessa Del Rio’s acting over the years. If I recall correctly, I first saw some of her work in an exhibit at the Museum of Sex inContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

I have had a flurry of book acquiring this past week. I had several people recommend books to me that I ordered and received, and then yesterday I visited the excellent bookshop Dove & Hudson Old Books in Albany for the first time (unfortunately the store does not have a website), where I bought aContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Vacation Edition

I have acquired sixteen books over the past two weeks, most as a result from visiting various bookshops during my recent vacation to England and Scotland, which was an amazing trip! The rundown of these books is below, with the books separated into sections based on where they were bought. The sections are listed inContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Vacation Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Barker, Elizabeth Jackson. Poems in Passage. Utica: North Country, 1988. There was a stack of new copies of this book on the free table at school earlier this week. Apparently someone had them stashed in their office and was doing some cleaning. I’m always excited to encounter new poets, so I look forward to checkingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Kasdorf, Julia Spicher, and Michael Tyrell, eds. Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn. New York: 2007. Kasdorf is one of my favorite poets/literary critics, and a friend, and this is the only one of her books that I had not had. Used copies are now available for a reasonable price from amazon.com’s network of independent sellers (whichContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”