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Book Album Book: Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel

Jeff T. Johnson

06.21.18

Introducing: Book Album Book, a new column by Jeff T. Johnson that looks to read albums as cohesive works of literature. This week, Johnson kicks us off with an introduction to the series, followed by a study of Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel.

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Abelard and Heloise

Troy James Weaver

06.20.18

“A crashing of glass, the candles and lamps out of flame, a voice like a whisper coming at me from all angles, then a light at first dim then coming on brighter and brighter in the mirror.” New fiction by Troy James Weaver.

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Despair Is Contagious: On First Reformed

Ken Baumann

06.18.18

Ken Baumann on the ongoing functions of certainty and despair as seen in Paul Schrader’s latest film, First Reformed.

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AT THE CENTER OF THE WASP

Evelyn Hampton

06.13.18

“Shit that was once flowers became shit again.” New fiction by Evelyn Hampton.

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“To One Who Governs the Pauses”: LM Rivera’s The Drunkards, or The Book of Years and the Radiant Void

Julia Madsen

06.12.18

“LM Rivera’s captivating debut collection, The Drunkards, or The Book of Years, presents ecstatic lyrical-philosophical excursions that simultaneously think, play, drink, and feel, inhabiting a fluid and open space where anything can happen and possibility is just within reach.” Julia Madsen reviews.

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What Goes Up

Maya McCoy

06.11.18

Maya McCoy with a meditation tracing her family’s immigrant roots to her own experience growing up among the “white working class” in northwest Ohio, not far from Cedar Point amusement park.

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Portrait of my Mother

Mike Corrao

06.07.18

“I would not like to read another Pynchon novel, / especially if it is written by someone else.” New work by Mike Corrao.

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The Heat Map: Exciting New Music from An Alien Earth

Thomson Guster

06.05.18

Who are LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMITTEE? Who are THE SLOT ADDIX? Thomson Guster’s index of new alien music sheds some light into the celestial aural future.

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Either Way, I Lived: An Interview with Chelsea Hodson

Lauren Grabowski

06.04.18

Lauren Grabowski in conversation with Chelsea Hodson upon the release of her essay collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else, out this week from Henry Holt.

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Purse Map

Jessica Lawson

06.01.18

“ENCLOSED SPACE / ‘used to be a men’s toilet'” New work by Jessica Lawson.