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Erik Wennermark

04.19.19

The oeuvre of Jean Claude van Damme is thus laid bare, as Erik Wennermark attempts to scrutinize the inscrutable, mega-flexible cult icon’s career through its lesser known ephemera, including his sidelong relationship with Camus.

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Shane Jesse Christmass

04.17.19

“Martin in the hotel. He tells me I am the ugliest man he has ever met. I tell him my transformation isn’t finished yet.” New fiction by Shane Jesse Christmass.

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To Sense and Perceive: A Review of A manifest detection of death-lot in banking games

Clara B. Jones

04.15.19

death-lot is telling us our strategies will lose in the long term, isn’t it? This sounds nihilistic…” Clara B. Jones with a review-in-dialogue of new work by Andy Martrich.

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Three Bird Quizzes

Rose Hunter

04.13.19

“Blue jays make sounds like / a. blue terriers / b. raptors / c. squeaky clothes hoists, humans, meowing cats” Three poetic quizzes by Rose Hunter.

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The Pregnancy Game

Michelle Ross

04.10.19

“Gwen points to Minh and me and says, ‘You’re both pregnant.’ To Tahlia, she says, ‘You’re not pregnant.’” Fiction by Michelle Ross.

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The Gun is a Blowfish: A Review of The Great American Suction by David Nutt

Connor Goodwin

04.09.19

“Though the novel is more farcical than satirical, Nutt channels some of literature’s greatest satirists, from the rhetorical elusiveness of Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls to Thomas Pynchon’s zany subplots to George Saunders’ big-hearted generosity.” Connor Goodwin reviews.

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Book Album Book: The Creaking of the Word

Jeff T. Johnson

04.04.19

The latest edition of Book Album Book considers the difference between lyrics and poetry, including a look at Jessica Pratt’s Quiet Signs and Liz Harris’ surprise double album as Nivhek.

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Mystic Theater

Mike Corrao

04.03.19

“The sky turns lavender again outside of Antwerp and Roberto Bolano is resurrected.” New fiction by Mike Corrao.

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Invocation of My Demon Sister: Toxic Female Friendships in the Horror Film

Philippa Snow

04.01.19

Philippa Snow unpacks the appeal of the trope of toxic, mutually-intoxicated female friendships as found in four recent horror flicks: Perry’s Queen of Earth, Decker’s Butter on the Latch, Takal’s Always Shine, and Finley’s Thoroughbreds.

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Fanfiction & Queer Violence

Blake Planty

03.28.19

Blake Planty explores his personal relationship with fanfiction from an early age, how it exposed him to queer culture, and how queer writers navigate the violent and dangerous reality of occupying a queer/trans body through open-access prose.