“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.
Jeff Jackson checks in with his latest edition of Ideal Home Noise, taking a look at Welsh comics artist Chris Reynolds, Criterion’s release of Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates, new retrospectives of photographer Malick Sidibe and Robert Rauschenberg, and Tony Duvert’s Atlantic Island.
“kale, grapes, internet wars, water of the Yuba, medical cheeba, Gregg Araki movies, the smell of Alli’s neck and clavicles, a disintegrating leather couch on which I chill, Carly Rae Jepsen…” Michael Gottlieb reviews the latest from Brandon Brown.
Berry Grass explores the rootgrowth, pareidolia, and post-storm green nightmare of Katie Jean Shinkle’s latest novella.
The unreal melds with the real in Bud Smith’s new collection of short fiction, Double Bird. Josh Denslow reviews.
Emily Sieu Liebowitz reviews Tongo Eisen-Martin’s latest collection of poems, Heaven is All Goodbyes.
Introducing: Book Album Book, a new column by Jeff T. Johnson that looks to read albums as cohesive works of literature. This week, Johnson kicks us off with an introduction to the series, followed by a study of Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel.