John Venegas on the value of absurdity in the construction of plot, taking a deep eye into the strange conceit of Snowpiercer.
“I WOULD NOT ASK YOU TO LEND PERSPECTIVE TO MY LIFE IN MUD.” An excerpt from GAG, a new novella by Grant Maierhofer, out tomorrow from Inside the Castle.
Sean Pears reviews C.D. Wright’s The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All.
The latest installment of Jeff Jackson’s column focuses on a massive set of subversive biblical films from Poland, D. Foy’s exploration of the father, and the pen-and-ink noise of Raymond Pettibon.
Rebecca Bligh & Caspar Heinemann
“We all work the land but I am worried / of dying from all the time I spend sitting / writing poems on the land.” A dual presentation of new work by Rebecca Bligh and Caspar Heinemann, via late winter poetry editor Aurelia Guo.
Dylan Angell explores sensations of guilt, social responsibility, identity, and anxiety in remembering the act of taking part in burning down his elementary school.
Gary J. Shipley
“All the visible planets are the wrong size, and nobody notices.” Gary J. Shipley with an imagination of the unimaginable sequel to Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain.
Kristen Iskandrian catches up with Wassan Al-Khudhairi, the curator of Third Space, a new exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art that melds ideas of “migration/diaspora/exile, gaze/agency/representation, spirit/nature/landscape, and traditions/histories/memory” to expand the notion of the American South.
Juliet Escoria takes an in-depth, personal, and socially-complicated eye into the Elizabeth Ellen’s massive and potentially controversial tome, Person/a.
“I can repeat the same words I’ve said in past just so you know / I’m foreal” New poetry by Jasmine Gibson, from late winter poetry editor Aurelia Guo.