This issue of Wordgathering includes 12 reviews that engage a wide variety of works. In myriad ways, the authors of these texts address both the impact associated with and the ongoing necessity of actively undermining racism, ableism, queerphobia, and xenophobia, and the interconnections between these and other forms of oppression. New poetry by Allison Blevins, Stephanie Heit, Mel Mallory, Michèle Saint-Yves, Kelly Sargent, and Diane R. Wiener is in company with Allison’s Carey groundbreaking textbook on the sociology of disability; Sonya Huber’s “memoir of a day;” James Kyung-Jin Lee’s powerful analysis of a “model minority”; Rosaleen McDonagh’s essays on community, friendship, and resistance; Akemi Nishida’s critique and elaboration of care works; and Alice Wong’s widely acclaimed activist memoir.
- Allison Blevins, Handbook for the Newly Disabled, A Lyric Memoir
- Allison C. Carey, Disability and the Sociological Imagination
- Stephanie Heit, Psych Murders
- Sonya Huber, Supremely Tiny Acts: A Memoir of a Day
- James Kyung-Jin Lee, Pedagogies of Woundedness: Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of Model Minority
- Mel Mallory, Survive and Keep Surviving
- Rosaleen McDonagh, Unsettled
- Akemi Nishida, Just Care: Messy Entanglements of Disability, Dependence, and Desire
- Michèle Saint-Yves, Lament
- Kelly Sargent, Seeing Voices: Poetry in Motion
- Diane R. Wiener, The Golem Returns
- Alice Wong, Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life
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