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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk (1974), is a kick in the teeth. As I wrote in my one-sentence review for Goodreads, Baldwin always brings the fire, and the love. I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced that more clearly and directly, though, in any Baldwin work I’ve read to date, except perhaps some of…

Two Challenge Reads: Poetry

In this post, I’d like to comment briefly on two books of poetry (mostly poetry), that I finished reading in the last couple of months and which were listed on my 2022 TBR Pile Challenge list. On September 12, I started reading Rimbaud: Complete Poetry and Prose. I finished it on October 4. This is…

Sign-Ups: The TBR Pile Challenge Turns Ten! #TBRYear10

The Goal To finally read twelve books that have been sitting on your “TBR Pile” list or shelves for a year or more. About the Challenge I am pleased to announce that Roof Beam Reader’s official TBR Pile Challenge is back for its TENTH YEAR! This challenge started when I realized I had some MAJOR issues…

November Checkpoint! #TBR2022RBR

Hello, TBR Pile Challengers! It is November 15th, which means it’s time for the penultimate challenge checkpoint! I can’t believe we’re nearly to the end of this year, and this challenge. We have 180 posts linked up on the Mister Linky, which is awesome! Remember that all posts linked up for this challenge will be…

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About Me

Adam W. Burgess is an English Professor, poet, and columnist for DIY MFA. His work has appeared in America’s Emerging Writers, Watermark Journal, Towers Magazine, Variant Literature Journal, and elsewhere.

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