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On Do Your Own Damn Laundry

Clara B. Jones

08.05.19

Clara B. Jones reviews Do Your Own Laundry, “an inspired hybrid project formulated by Suzanne Stein and Steve Benson” displaying “discursive tension of an interpersonal nature as each author exerts their identity and agency in a process moving from relative strangers to, more or less, intimate partners.”

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Maybe The Book is Bewildered: An Interview with Hajara Quinn

Jeff Alessandrelli

07.30.19

Jeff Alessandrelli spoke with Hajara Quinn about community, awe, inspiration, and her award-winning debut poetry collection, Coolth.

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From Grit to Pearl: An Interview with Sham-e-Ali Nayeem

Gina Myers

07.24.19

“Named for Hyderabad, India, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem’s debut book of poetry, City of Pearls explores loss and grief through the experience of a Muslim Indian woman whose sense of home is further lost following the death of her father.” Gina Myers in conversation with Sham-e-Ali Nayeem.

Pinta Island Giant Galapagos Tortoise / Lonesome George
(Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni)
Portrait
Controlled conditions
Extinct
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

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Jennifer Calkins

07.22.19

“It’s not Lonesome George who does not know he is dead. It’s we who refuse to accept extinction.” Jennifer Calkins on her encounter with the taxidermied corpse of the last known Pinta Island tortoise.

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Three Stories

Joanna Fuhrman

07.17.19

“In the bleachers, a preteen sat by herself reading a woman’s magazine while her mother dilly-dallied with the whales.” Three stories by Joanna Fuhrman.

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Book Album Book: Return to Fantasy Island

Jeff T. Johnson

07.15.19

The 13th installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book looks at the fantastic states of synesthesia found in albums like Shana Cleveland’s Night of the Worm Moon and Ex Hex’s It’s Real.

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“A New Chamber of My Heart”: A Review of Sarah Rose Etter’s The Book of X

Nate Logan

07.11.19

Intertwining the visceral with the uncanny, Sarah Rose Etter’s gorgeous debut novel, The Book of X, turns an outsider’s coming-of-age narrative into a struggle for survival against the everyday.

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IN SEARCH OF DUENDE: FALLING THROUGH THE TRAPDOOR

Erica Goodkind

07.09.19

“The male dancer appears from the darkness, near her. They circle each other with birdlike lekking. The first cantaor unzips his skin, which falls to his feet. Out of his sinewy throat – or perhaps, from the earth – roars a bristly emotion, smelling of anguish and love and blood and tears.” From the heart of Andalucía, Erica Goodkind’s fierce appraisal of Flamenco.

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Ava Hofmann

07.04.19

For the 4th, four form-shattering poems by Ava Hofmann.

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VINCENT AND ALICE AND ALICE (an excerpt)

Shane Jones

07.02.19

“As the cheese melts, the rain stops. What just happened between being outside with Alice and the bathtub with Alice?” Bask in an excerpt from Shane Jones’ latest novel, Vincent and Alice and Alice, dropping July 8th from Tyrant Books.