Posts Tagged: USA

Strangers Collide: the Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom

Another keeper from McSweeney’s fabulous poetry series, Dorian Geisler’s Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom is really fun to read. Like all books in the series, it is handsomely bound and has a great cover, plus contents that you’ll want to read twice,

Strangers Collide: the Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom

Another keeper from McSweeney’s fabulous poetry series, Dorian Geisler’s Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom is really fun to read. Like all books in the series, it is handsomely bound and has a great cover, plus contents that you’ll want to read twice,

cover art for 'bad behavior' by Mary Gaitskill

Reading Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior

I just finished Mary Gaitskill’s short story collection Bad Behavior. This is a book I came across fairly at random: I found this one in my local little free library in Bochum, Germany yesterday. 

cover art for 'bad behavior' by Mary Gaitskill

Reading Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior

I just finished Mary Gaitskill’s short story collection Bad Behavior. This is a book I came across fairly at random: I found this one in my local little free library in Bochum, Germany yesterday. 

Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them (Emily Carr)

First of all, if you’ve never read any of the books from McSweeney’s Poetry Series, you’ve been missing out.

Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them (Emily Carr)

First of all, if you’ve never read any of the books from McSweeney’s Poetry Series, you’ve been missing out.

The Movement, Vol 1: Class Warfare

Hello y’all, I’m back! The book tour was such good fun, with stops in Hattiesburg, MS, Cardiff (Wales), Manchester, London, and Birmingham (England) — I’ll write a proper post about it all once I get my hands on some photos

The Movement, Vol 1: Class Warfare

Hello y’all, I’m back! The book tour was such good fun, with stops in Hattiesburg, MS, Cardiff (Wales), Manchester, London, and Birmingham (England) — I’ll write a proper post about it all once I get my hands on some photos

Wonder Woman and Mango Street

I may have spent the past couple of weeks traveling, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, so here’s what I’d like to share with y’all today:   Two very different books — The Secret History of Wonder Woman,

Wonder Woman and Mango Street

I may have spent the past couple of weeks traveling, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, so here’s what I’d like to share with y’all today:   Two very different books — The Secret History of Wonder Woman,

Frank O’Hara Celebrates Dancing at a Gay Bar

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
In the midst of all the horror and great sadness about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando last night at the gay bar Pulse, I keep thinking of a poem Frank O’Hara…

Frank O’Hara Celebrates Dancing at a Gay Bar

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
In the midst of all the horror and great sadness about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando last night at the gay bar Pulse, I keep thinking of a poem Frank O’Hara…

Free Book Preview

Well, just over a month to go until the official release date for The Knowledge Weapon. As of today, you can download a free preview of the book — I’m glad that Bare Fiction decided to … Source: Free Book

Free Book Preview

Well, just over a month to go until the official release date for The Knowledge Weapon. As of today, you can download a free preview of the book — I’m glad that Bare Fiction decided to … Source: Free Book

James Weldon Johnson’s Ex-Colored Man

I’m not sure where this little book came from / how it ended up on my shelf, but I’m glad it did. This somewhat abridged version of James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (first published in 1912) was made

James Weldon Johnson’s Ex-Colored Man

I’m not sure where this little book came from / how it ended up on my shelf, but I’m glad it did. This somewhat abridged version of James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (first published in 1912) was made

Writing Resources: 52 and The Daily Poet

At the beginning of this year, I bought two books that I hoped would help me keep up a somewhat regular writing schedule.

Writing Resources: 52 and The Daily Poet

At the beginning of this year, I bought two books that I hoped would help me keep up a somewhat regular writing schedule.

A Girl Named Mary: Incarnadine (Mary Szybist)

Thanks to my friend C, who shared Mary Szybist’s Incarnadine with me! I love getting books in the mail. Especially if I wasn’t expecting any.

A Girl Named Mary: Incarnadine (Mary Szybist)

Thanks to my friend C, who shared Mary Szybist’s Incarnadine with me! I love getting books in the mail. Especially if I wasn’t expecting any.

American Son: Attack Dogs, Runaways, and Tire Irons

Let’s talk about Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son. I picked it up at the last Hattiesburg Book Exchange, which was organized by a friend, and I can honestly say, it’s good! It’s an engrossing read; it drew me in and had me interested

American Son: Attack Dogs, Runaways, and Tire Irons

Let’s talk about Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son. I picked it up at the last Hattiesburg Book Exchange, which was organized by a friend, and I can honestly say, it’s good! It’s an engrossing read; it drew me in and had me interested

Of Bruises and Knuckles: The Big Smoke (Matejka)

I don’t know about you, but I know close to nothing about boxing or the history of the sport. Nonetheless, I was really drawn in by Adrian Matejka’s The Big Smoke, a poetic sort-of-biography of heavy-weight champion Jack Johnson. I think

Of Bruises and Knuckles: The Big Smoke (Matejka)

I don’t know about you, but I know close to nothing about boxing or the history of the sport. Nonetheless, I was really drawn in by Adrian Matejka’s The Big Smoke, a poetic sort-of-biography of heavy-weight champion Jack Johnson. I think