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”

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Books Acquired Recently

Abdelmahmoud, Elamin. Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces. New York: Ballantine Books, 2022. I read about this book in an article in Poets & Writers and was intrigued by its subtitle. I’ve been struggling with the form of my own memoir (Is it essays? Is it a single narrative?), so I decided to buyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Andrew, Elizabeth Jarrett. Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Memoir of Bisexuality and Spirit. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2021. I saw an ad for this book in a magazine (I think it was Poets & Writers), and it intrigued me because I am also writing a memoir that is in part about my bisexuality andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Mandel, Emily St. John. Station Eleven. 2014. New York: Vintage Books, 2015. I bought this book two days ago at my local Barnes & Noble because I recently read an interesting interview with Mandel in Poets & Writers and then saw a number of people on Twitter saying that Station Eleven describes a situation veryContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Díaz, Jaquira. Ordinary Girls: A Memoir. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019. I read an interview with Díaz in Poets & Writers a few months ago about this book and pre-ordered it immediately because I am looking for as many Puerto Rican memoirs as I can find since I am working onContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”