“One person’s hell is another person’s storyline.” The latest installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book tackles Hermit and the Recluse’s Orpheus vs the Sirens.
Roque Larraquy’s Comemadre joins the uncanny, self-aware tradition of Kafka, Mann, Walser, Artaud, with a dash of the Three Stooges. Joseph Houlihan reviews.
How do we explore death? Particularly, through the eyes of the death of a loved one, to HIV/AIDS? Paul Cunningham reviews Farid Tali’s vulnerable and brutal Prosopopoeia.
Joseph Houlihan reviews Joe Hall’s latest, Someone’s Utopia, exploring the intrinsic link between internet language and brutality, and between work and love.
Jacob Schepers reviews the latest from Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Meadow Slasher, and its interrogation of confession.
“A dreamy, pastoral world of blackberry blossoms, storms, hungry coyotes, the woods, cut flesh, and flowering bones.” Alexandra Naughton reviews Elizabeth Schmuhl’s Premonitions, newly released from Wayne State University Press.