Books Acquired Recently

Abdurraqib, Hanif. A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance. New York: Random House, 2021. A classmate recommended this book to me, and its blurb was enticing enough that I decided to buy it. Davis, Lennard J. Obsession: A History. 2008. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Jordan Kisner cites this bookContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”


Writing Activity, August 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep 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 wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, August 2021”

Sabbatical Productivity: May

I am on sabbatical this semester and have been keeping a list in my journal of the academic activities I engage in. This practice is partly for myself, so that I make sure I am using the time productively, and partly for my institution, which requires me to write a report about the sabbatical onceContinue reading “Sabbatical Productivity: May”

Books Acquired Recently: Nikki Reimer/PM Press Edition

I recently read Nikki Reimer’s My Heart is a Rose Manhattan and loved it. I decided to buy her previous two collections as a result, and they came in the mail today. Reimer, Nikki. DOWNVERSE. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2014. —. [sic]. Calgary: Frontenac House, 2010.   I just joined PM Press’s Friends of PM program, whichContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Nikki Reimer/PM Press Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Coleman, Wanda. Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems. Edited by Terrance Hayes. Boston: Black Sparrow Press, 2020. I love Coleman’s work and am sad that she is not more well-known or more frequently read. I am very excited that this posthumous Selected Poems has come out so that new readers can discover her. Doty, Mark. What isContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”