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”

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Books Acquired Recently

Ahmed, Sara. The Promise of Happiness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. I love Ahmed’s 2017 book Living a Feminist Life but haven’t explored any of her earlier books. There is some intriguing discussion of The Promise of Happiness in a book I am currently reading, Mari Ruti’s The Ethics of Opting Out, so IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

I’ve picked up books here and there over the past week and a half, the way it goes when leading a literary life. Broder, Melissa. Last Sext. Portland, OR: Tin House Books, 2016. I recently read Broder’s amazing novel The Pisces. The About the Author statement mentioned that Broder has published four poetry collections. When IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Alvarado, Leticia. Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018. I am beginning to work more with Latinx literature in my scholarship, and thus have been working to build my library of criticism and theory in the field. This book looks relevant to that task, so I bought itContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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”

Books Acquired Recently

I have had a flurry of book acquiring this past week. I had several people recommend books to me that I ordered and received, and then yesterday I visited the excellent bookshop Dove & Hudson Old Books in Albany for the first time (unfortunately the store does not have a website), where I bought aContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Lin-Greenberg, Karin. Faulty Predictions. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014. Lin-Greenberg gave a reading of her short stories at Utica College this afternoon, and I enjoyed it enough that I decided to buy her collection. She seems like a good person and her stories do a great job picking out quirky moments in regular people’sContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

My book-buying habit continues unabated despite my stuffed “To Read” shelf. Here is what has come in recently. Kafer, Alison. Feminist, Queer, Crip. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2013. I have been studying the intersection between queer theory and disability studies recently for a paper that I am writing, and came across a citation of this book,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Ingraham, Garrett. This is a Microphone Stand. Utica: VBLP, 2015. Ingraham is the co-owner of the Tramontane Cafe in Utica and a regular reader at the weekly Utica Poets Society open mic. His chapbook of poems was released last week and I bought a copy for $5.00. Upon flipping through it I discovered that itContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition

Epp, Joanne. Eigenheim. Winnipeg: Turnstone, 2015. I’ll be reviewing this collection of poetry for Mennonite Quarterly Review, and just received the review copy in the mail. I’ve never read any of Epp’s work before, thus I am excited to get acquainted with the work of another Mennonite writer. Mirell, Gregory Scott, ed. Utica Poets SocietyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition”