Ekphrasis takes on pop icons from David Bowie to Otis Redding in Micah Ling’s latest collection. Lucy Tiven reviews.
“Alexander’s poems oscillate between emotional realism and surrealistic image.” Lucy Tiven reviews.
What is an underdog? What is a sore loser? Where do either fit into our contemporary consciousness? Lucy Tiven considers these questions and others in relation to Nathan the Bloodhound, Elvis Presley, Kanye, Paul Gösch, and the author herself.
Identity, fallibility, and self-discovery weave a provocative intuitive fabric for Wendy Ortiz’s memoir centered around a relationship with her teacher. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Can a bird still be powerful in a poem? Emily Skillings’s chapbook Backchannel provides positive evidence. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Dodie Bellamy sat down to lunch with Fanzine’s Lucy Tiven in San Francisco to discuss cults, narcissism, drugs, and her latest book, The TV Sutras.
Beauty, information, Craigslist, and appetizers flex together as a vibrant heart in Mike Young’s Sprezzatura. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Despite its rampant darkness (or somehow in light of it), Melissa Broder’s Scarecrone is rich in spirit, fire, awe. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Lucy Tiven takes an eye to Hardcore Zen, a documentary by Pirooz Kalayah exploring the intersection between Buddhism and punk.
Lucy Tiven unpacks the threads of affection, love, masturbation, and humanity alive in Spencer Madsen’s You Can Make Anything Sad.