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#FOLLOWMEBOOK – AND THEN CAME THEN

Michael J. Seidlinger

06.09.17

Michael Seidlinger checks in with his first dispatch from the road amid the early days of his trip across America in search of how social media and reality intersect, getting honest about ambition, intention, and loneliness.

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FIVE GHOSTS: A REVIEW OF JANE WONG’S OVERPOUR

Nick Gulig

06.08.17

“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.

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MOUTH / SPARROW / MOUTH / HANDS

Jessica Berger

06.07.17

“…a hand that brings a piece of bread to a mouth, a hand that holds a spoon to stir sugar into coffee, a finger that underlines a passage, fingers that flip a card that reveals our fate, a six of swords, a nine of wands drawn like long, reaching digits extended towards the sky.” New short fiction from Jessica Berger.

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Artists on Art: Marissa Nadler on Jan Svankmajer’s “Darkness Light Darkness”

Robert Kloss

06.06.17

Marissa Nadler shares her source of inspiration in the work of Jan Svankmajer and how it influences her dark, dreamy music.

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Three Jawns: Rama, Carrington, Fórn

Sarah Rose Etter

06.05.17

In this edition, Sarah Rose Etter explores the madness of Carol Rama’s work & life, the stark surrealism of Leonora Carrington’s short stories, and the strange brain-bleaching of Iceland Dance Company’s Sacrifice.

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Painting of a Field by Vlaminck

Cindy Arrieu-King

06.02.17

“My friend re-appears after death. Standing outdoors, I have no idea how to say hi to her.” New poetry by Cindy Arrieu-King.

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On I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris

Vi Khi Nao

06.01.17

“If the clit has an intellectual, historical, anecdotal, physical eye, it would take the form of Elizabeth Hall’s I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris. ” Vi Khi Nao reviews.

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The Inbetween Spaces

Joshua Jones

05.31.17

“He removes the charred serpent from the canister and screws the lid on tight. Outside, the earth resumes its orbit.” New short fiction by Joshua Jones.

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The License to Begin to Imagine: An Interview with Lawrence English

Bobby Power

05.30.17

Lawrence English caught up with Bobby Power to talk about his latest album, Cruel Optimism, its relationship to the work of Lauren Berlant, and more.

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Transitory Poetics: Tyler Flynn Dorholt’s American Flowers

Thomas Cook

05.25.17

American Flowers establishes Tyler Flynn Dorholt as a necessary and multivalent American voice. Tyler Cook reviews.