Gabriel Kruis tracks literary lineage and permutation in this review of Ali Power’s debut book of poems, A Poem for Record Keepers.
In his ekphratic exploration of the classic Nintendo game Mario Kart, August Smith interweaves play with reality, player with designer, past with present. Jayme Russell reviews.
Adam DeGraff checks out the Mierle Ukeles exhibition of her “Maintenance Art” at the Queens Museum, including perhaps her most famous piece, “Touch Sanitation,” in which she visited all 8,500+ employees of the NYC Sanitation Department over a two year span to personally thank them for their work.
Amber Sparks explores the myth, maze, and memory of Kate Zambreno’s latest innovative work, The Book of Mutter.
Kyle Minor takes a look at Mary Ruefle’s latest book of prose poems, My Private Property, and how hard it is to describe a work of art in a review.
Blank space and blood come together in the highly fertile, anti-narrative terrain of Christine Friedlander’s debut. Kina Viola reviews.
Jennifer Kronovet’s latest book, The Wug Test, explores the rules of language and how they influence our lives. Andrew Ridker reviews.
With Transtrender, Manuel Arturo Abreu synthesizes thoughts on colonialism, gender, consent, and mourning into a cogent exploration of identity culture. Joshua Jennifer Espinoza reviews.