Books Acquired Recently

As I mentioned in a recent post, I panic-ordered a bunch of books when the pandemic hit to make sure that I don’t run out of reading material. The rest of them have come in. Chavez, Felicia Rose, José Olivarez, and Willie Perdomo, eds. The BreakBeat Poets, Volume 4: LatiNext. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2020. I’mContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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: Desk Copy Edition

Over the past few months publishers have sent me a number of desk copies for my Fall 2019 courses. For First-Year Composition: Blanco, Richard. The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. 2014. New York: Ecco, 2015. Irby, Samantha. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays. New York: Vintage Books, 2017. Knisley, Lucy. Relish:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: More Queer Books Edition

Irby, Samantha. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays. New York: Vintage Books, 2017. I read about this essay collection on Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian and decided to buy it immediately because I have been looking for new queer life writing that might be suitable to use for teaching. I bought this and McGuire’sContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: More Queer Books Edition”