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

Coleman, Wanda. Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems. Edited by Terrance Hayes. Boston: Black Sparrow Press, 2020. I love Coleman’s work and am sad that she is not more well-known or more frequently read. I am very excited that this posthumous Selected Poems has come out so that new readers can discover her. Doty, Mark. What isContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Corral, Eduardo C. Slow Lightning. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. I was browsing at the Colgate University bookstore the other day as something to do while my partner was at a doctor’s appointment when I came across this poetry collection. I haven’t read any of Corral’s work before but have heard good things aboutContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition

Last week I was in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and I visited the Jane Addams Book Shop. It is a lovely little place, with three floors full of used books. I was good and only bought three things. Koestenbaum, Wayne. The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire. New York: Poseidon Press, 1993. I’ve enjoyedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition

This morning I got back from the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Portland. It was a fantastic time! I saw some authors that I love and encountered some new writers whose work I cannot wait to check out. As usual when I go to conferences, the bookfair was a highlightContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Davis, Todd. Native Species. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2019. Davis is a former professor of mine and he also kindly blurbed my new book. Native Species is his six full-length collection of poetry. I bought it directly from the publisher. Gallop, Jane. Anecdotal Theory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. I loved Gallop’sContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Blake, William. Blake. Ed. Ruthven Todd. New York: Dell, 1960. Browning, Robert. Browning. Ed. Reed Whittemore. New York: Dell, 1960. Herbert, George. Herbert. Ed. Dudley Fitts. New York: Dell, 1962. Herrick, Robert. Herrick. Ed. William Jay Smith. New York: Dell, 1962. Jonson, Ben. Ben Jonson. Ed. John Hollander. New York: Dell, 1961. Keats, John. Keats.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Strand Edition

Yesterday I once again visited my favorite place in the world, the Strand Bookstore at 12th and Broadway in Manhattan. I was recently remarking to a friend how when I lived within walking distance of the Strand about a decade ago it always seemed like I would go there and there would be a bookContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Strand Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copies Edition

Today I received all of my desk copies for the upcoming semester. I’ll be teaching semester one of the first-year composition course, American Literature to 1865, and American Literature Post-1945. It should be a fun semester toggling back and forth between the two American literature extremes! It will make a fascinating contrast. I already haveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copies Edition”