Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

I received a number of books as holiday gifts. They encompass many of my usual interests: queerness, Latinidad, poetry (especially haiku), tarot, and memoir. I’m glad I still have a month of break left in which to read them! Christmas, Jillian. The Gospel of Breaking. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020. Epstein, Robert. Pandemic Haiku: LivingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Ashbery, John. A Wave: Poems. New York: Viking Press, 1984. I have been reading lots of haiku lately, and I also love the New York School of poets, so when I heard about this collection in which Ashbery includes haiku and haibun (a related form that combines prose with haiku), I decided to order it.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Cicero, Chic, and Sandra Tabatha Cicero. Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot: Keys to the Rituals, Symbolism, Magic and Divination. 2nd ed. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2019. I recently read Rachel Pollack’s book Tarot Wisdom, which included reproductions of the Golden Dawn deck that comes with Cicero and Cicero’s book. I loved the deck’s imagery and wantedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Garcia, Benjamin. Thrown in the Throat. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2020. I am acquainted with Garcia, and pre-ordered a copy of this, his first poetry collection, a few months ago. It came in the mail this week. I started reading it immediately and it is excellent so far. It is unabashedly queer and Latinx, with aContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Tarot Edition

Pollack, Rachel. Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2008. I read Pollack’s classic Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom last week and profoundly enjoyed it, so I decided to get another one of her books. Robinson, Dawn G. Pamela Colman Smith, Tarot Artist: The Pious Pixie. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Tarot Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Bennett, Jane. Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020. I received a promotional email for this book and ordered it because I love Whitman and the book sounded fascinating. The publisher labels it as “Political Theory” on the back cover, but the Library of Congress subject headings allContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Metres, Philip. Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront Since 1941. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007. I’ve been reading a lot about poetry’s role in society lately because of the pandemic and came across a citation of this book, which looks fascinating, so I decided to buy it. Pollack, Rachel.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Lerner, Ben. The Hatred of Poetry. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the role of literature in apocalyptic times such as these. Reading poetry on a daily basis is helping me to survive emotionally. Therefore, I’ve been looking for texts related to this subject, and decided itContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Morris, Marla, Mary Aswell Doll, and William F. Pinar, eds. How We Work. New York: Peter Lang, 1999. This is a collection of essays by writers in a number of different fields about their writing processes. One of my goals during my sabbatical has been to read a lot about writing in order to improveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Gift Edition

I turned 40 yesterday (a wonderful day despite its apocalyptic setting), and received a handful of books as gifts, which is nice considering the current importance of staying isolated. All except for Tarot for Self-Care (at least as far as I know) are by queer authors, and it was given to me by someone whoContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Gift Edition”