Mar 2, 2009

Mailbox Monday #19

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday, sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page. Is everyone ready to see what came in my mailbox this week? It's been a good two weeks for books.


I snagged a bunch of poetry books from Graywolf Press:






1. After Confession by Karen Sontag and David Graham








2. Antebellum Dream Book by Elizabeth Alexander (the poet who read at the inauguration)










3. Barter by Monica Youn










4. The Art of Time in Memoir by Sven Birkerts (current editor at AGNI Magazine)









5. The Book of Faces by Joseph Campana






From Author Suzanne Kamata:






6. Losing Kei











7. Call Me Okaasan








***Current giveaway of Dan Simmons' Drood. Check it out, here.***

27 comments:

ANovelMenagerie said...

Oh, Serena! I just loved Losing Kei and Suzanne is great! In my Book Giveaway Carnival, I named it as one of my top 4 in the last 12 months. The reason why I liked it was because it was just a really good story, a good read, and I didn't kill all of my brain cells reading it. Just an overall enjoyable book. So, I really liked it!

Serena said...

Sheri: I've heard a great deal about the book from you, anna, and many others. I was pleasantly surprised when I received it in my mailbox.

bermudaonion said...

What a great week! I'd love to read Losing Kei.

Alea said...

Oooooh Graywolf is a local publisher! I don't know much about them though!

Serena said...

Bermuda: I wasn't even expecting anything this week.

Alea: I love Graywolf. I learned about them in college from my poetry professor, who has one book published through them. They have some fantastic poetry.

avisannschild said...

You did well this week! I've heard good things about Losing Kei, but I didn't know she'd written another book too. Enjoy your books!

Serena said...

Avis: I think she and I were chatting about my cousin who adopted two girls from China on Good reads, and she sent me Call me Okaasan for that reason...and I guess she threw in Losing Kei! Wee!

Thanks for stopping by the mailbox!

avisannschild said...

Lucky you!

Yvonne said...

Great list of books! Enjoy!

Serena said...

Thanks for stopping by Avis and Yvonne!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I didn't know Suzanne Kamata had another novel out! Great list, Serena!

My Mailbox Monday is here.

Serena said...

dawn: Thanks for popping by to check out the mailbox.

Dar said...

Good haul Serena. I need to get my mailbox up. I should be doing that instead of visiting blogs. lol.

Jenners said...

I have to say, these are lovely covers -- all of them! Very artistic and eye-catching.

And here is a link to my post if you are interested:

http://findyournextbookhere.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday-march-2-2009.html

Wendy said...

What an interesting group of books you snagged! I'll look forward to your reviews on them :)

Kim said...

You sure scored this week! The cover to Losing Kei has always caught my eye--I hope to read it someday too.
*smiles*
Kim

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I've been really interested in Losing Kai! I hope you enjoy it.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Serena said...

Dar: I have a hard time deciding whether to read blogs or do meme posts...lately the meme posts have won out.

Jenners: yeah the covers are striking...gotta love graywolf.

Wendy, Kim, and Wendi, thanks for stopping by the mailbox this week.

bookfool said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have an interesting stack of books to dig into!

Anna said...

What a great week! Can't wait for your reviews on these poetry books, as I'm always looking for new poets to try, and I really hope you like Losing Kei!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Anna: I dunno when I will get to these ones, but I hope to fit some of the poetry ones in between the others that are due this month.

Lenore said...

An interesting assortment of books this week!

Shana said...

Congrats on scoring those poetry books. I love the cover of Barter!

Alyce said...

What a great looking bunch of books!

Jeane said...

I don't read a lot of poetry, but these do look lovely. The covers are beautiful.

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. I first spotted 'Losing Kei' over at Shana's blog, Literarily, several months back. Enjoy your books!

Ladytink_534 said...

Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile! Happy reading :)