Books Acquired Recently

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. Anzaldúa, Gloria E. Light in the Dark/Luz En Lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality. Ed. AnaLouise Keating. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. One of the goals of my sabbatical is to continue to fill in the gaps in my queer reading.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gifts Edition

Another holiday season has come and gone, and once again I received a decent number of books as gifts. I also received some cash that I am going to spend at the MLA book fair in Seattle next week. With one exception, the books are either queer or Mennonite, my two main reading areas, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gifts Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Blanco, Richard. How to Love a Country: Poems. Boston: Beacon Press, 2019. I was browsing the poetry section at my local Barnes & Noble today (perhaps surprisingly, they had a rather impressive selection of new stuff along with the “classics”) and came across Blanco’s new collection. I read a few poems and enjoyed them, soContinue 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”

Books Acquired Recently

Collins, Patricia Hill. Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019. As per usual with books from Duke University Press, I got a promotional email about this book and decided to order it immediately from them (they always give a 30% discount with the code SAVE30) because it is relevant for myContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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: Holiday Gift Edition

Happily, I received a number of books as gifts this holiday season! Brown, Craig. Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. I have become fascinated with Princess Margaret as a result of watching The Crown and look forward to reading this oral history about her. Incidentally, it drives me nutsContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Hostetler, Ann. Safehold. Telford, PA: DreamSeeker Books, 2018. Hostetler is best-known for her 2003 anthology of Mennonite poetry A Cappella, but she is also an accomplished poet herself. Safehold is her second collection. I ordered it as soon as it was released. For some reason amazon.com didn’t have it right away, so I acquired itContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Good, Merle. Surviving Failure (and a Few Successes). Lancaster, PA: Walnut Street Books, 2018. Good is one of the first Mennonite writers from the United States (his novel Happy as the Grass was Green came out in 1971), and he and his wife Phyllis were the owners of Good Books, which published a number ofContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Agüeros, Jack. “Dominoes” and Other Stories from the Puerto Rican. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1993. —. Sonnets from the Puerto Rican. Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 1996. I recently finished reading Roberto Márquez’s anthology Puerto Rican Poetry: An Anthology from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times, and discovered through it a number of writers whose work I would like toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”