It’s almost April, which means it’s probably a little late to be writing about AWP14. My guppy brain has squished all the details together anyway, but here’s a few snapshots from a delicious week in Seattle. One of the best parts—of course, besides attending readings of friends & writers I admire—is purchasing perhaps way too many books. & not just at the fair! I fell in love with all the book stores in the city, especially Mercer Street Books, a wonderful used book store in Lower Queen Anne near where I was staying.
New purchases have inspired some fiendish reading. Here are some new & less new reads that I adored recently:
▿ Fun Home ▿ Alison Bechdel
▿ Even Though I Don’t Miss You ▿ Chelsea Martin
▿ Dork Swagger ▿ Steven Karl
▿ Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake ▿ Heidi Lynn Staples
▿ Undressing ▿ Nicole Steinberg
▿ All Hopped Up on Fleshy Dumdums ▿ Lara Glenum
▿ Shell of an Egg in an Effort ▿ Anne Marie Rooney
& lastly (& most importantly!)…Birds of Lace, who published Funerals & Thrones last year, is running a Kickstarter to support its 2014 season of chapbooks and/or letterpress broadsides by Niina Pollari, Lucas de Lima, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Danielle Pafunda, Christine Shan Shan Hou and more! Also, I’m going to be helping out with some book design & layout, so please consider donating to one of the most beautiful punk micro presses around!