“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.
Sunshine State translates the personal into the universal in essays ranging in subject from homelessness to domestic violence to Amway. Jaime Fountaine reviews.
“Wong’s poems feel ghosted by the wonder and the terror of a necropastoral landscape in which the speaker often finds herself engaged politically with the violence of another world, one defined by war and by the literal and figurative holes that violence makes in people.” Nick Gulig reviews Jane Wong’s debut collection of poems, Overpour.