Clara B. Jones
“death-lot is telling us our strategies will lose in the long term, isn’t it? This sounds nihilistic…” Clara B. Jones with a review-in-dialogue of new work by Andy Martrich.
“Blue jays make sounds like / a. blue terriers / b. raptors / c. squeaky clothes hoists, humans, meowing cats” Three poetic quizzes by Rose Hunter.
“Gwen points to Minh and me and says, ‘You’re both pregnant.’ To Tahlia, she says, ‘You’re not pregnant.’” Fiction by Michelle Ross.
“Though the novel is more farcical than satirical, Nutt channels some of literature’s greatest satirists, from the rhetorical elusiveness of Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls to Thomas Pynchon’s zany subplots to George Saunders’ big-hearted generosity.” Connor Goodwin reviews.
Jeff T. Johnson
The latest edition of Book Album Book considers the difference between lyrics and poetry, including a look at Jessica Pratt’s Quiet Signs and Liz Harris’ surprise double album as Nivhek.
“The sky turns lavender again outside of Antwerp and Roberto Bolano is resurrected.” New fiction by Mike Corrao.
Philippa Snow unpacks the appeal of the trope of toxic, mutually-intoxicated female friendships as found in four recent horror flicks: Perry’s Queen of Earth, Decker’s Butter on the Latch, Takal’s Always Shine, and Finley’s Thoroughbreds.
Blake Planty explores his personal relationship with fanfiction from an early age, how it exposed him to queer culture, and how queer writers navigate the violent and dangerous reality of occupying a queer/trans body through open-access prose.
“What would have become of them had they not remembered.” New work by Becca Klaver.
David Nutt speaks with Gene Kwak about Nutt’s head-turning debut novel, The Great American Suction, and its inspiration, revision, influence, and much more.