“War Music revels in details because they are locations for reiterating the inhuman and inhumane.” Matt Salyer reviews the late poet Christopher Logue’s War Music: An Account of Homer’s Iliad.
Jeff Jackson dives in to the lifetime work of Alan Clarke, explores the latest release from the brain of Cortázar, and the uncovering of a thought-lost masterpiece from Pushwagner.
Jameson Fitzpatrick reviews Ari Banias’ debut collection of poems, Anybody, finding its context between Adorno and Rankine.
“What woman hasn’t experienced a relationship where she ultimately discovered that she was a tool to progress a man’s fantasy, fulfilling a role rather than being regarded as an equal?” Becca Schuh reviews Alissa Nutting’s scintillating new novel, Made for Love.
“A clock transforms to a castle, to a beehive, to a vagina so swiftly here, one can hardly catch one’s breath. ” Sarah V. Schweig on Lisa Russ Sparr’s exquisite new collection, Orexia.
“By getting stalled on the question of whether or not eating disorders are glamorized in their depiction (they are, case closed), we are culturally yet again distracted by skinniness.” JoAnna Novak opens up about her own struggle with EDs while deconstructing what’s really on display in To The Bone, a controversial new Netflix-produced film depicting the life of a 20-year-old anorexic girl searching for answers.
“When a body is selfless, it gives away everything, including itself. There is plenty of giving away of the self in this chapbook, for the sake of the other: it happens in the world, in the bedroom, in the mirror.” Niina Pollari reviews Zoe Dzunko’s latest chapbook of poems, Selfless.