Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition

I received some money as a holiday gift, and of course immediately used some of it to buy books! Bellamy, Dodie. Academonia. San Francisco: Krupskaya, 2006. I read Bellamy’s When the Sick Rule the World last week and loved it, so I decided to seek out more of her essays. When I went online toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition”

Writing Activity, November 2021

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping 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 wearing masks!)–and partlyContinue reading “Writing Activity, November 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

de la Cretaz, Britni, and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo. Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League. New York: Bold Type Books, 2021. de la Cretaz is one of my favorite sports writers, so when this book became available for pre-order I ordered it immediately. My copy came this week. Nette, Andrew, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Shoat Rumblin: His Sensations and Ideas. N.p.: Samuel R. Delany, 2020. I just found out about this weighty (539 pages) self-published novel that came out last year, and bought it right away. Delany has had so many difficulties with keeping his books in print throughout his career that it makes sense toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Big Joe. N.p.: Inpatient Press, 2021. Delany’s latest book, a novella, just came out, and my pre-ordered copy arrived yesterday. It includes some illustrations, but not enough that I would consider it to be a “graphic novel.” It’s exciting that Delany continues to publish new work even though he’s in his lateContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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”

Sabbatical Productivity: March

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: March”

Books Acquired Recently

Navratilova, Martina, with George Vecsey. Martina. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. I became obsessed with tennis and Navratilova when I was nine years old, and my local public library had her autobiography, so I read it avidly. Lately I’ve been writing about books that have influenced me, and in hindsight I realized that thisContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Gay Nostalgia Edition

Delany, Samuel R. Letters from Amherst: Five Narrative Letters. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2019. I am a Delany fanatic so I buy all of his books. I had pre-ordered this book from amazon.com and it came this week. Vidal, Gore. Myra Breckinridge. 1968. New York: Vintage International, 2019. I’ve only read one of Vidal’sContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Gay Nostalgia Edition”

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”