Iphgenia Baal speaks with Fiona Helmsley about death, memory, writing from personal life, and much more regarding her new book, Death & Facebook.
“The apartment has no airflow. And in this heat. It’s damp. Suffocating. Unbearable.” New fiction by Steve Anwyll.
How do you review an unprecedented, 712 page hyper-realist novel that bucks every convention? Luis Neer does so in tribute to Megan Boyle’s monumental LIVEBLOG by throwing himself head-on into a exhaustive, mirror image panorama of digression and confession.
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.
Tracy Lynne Oliver
“My piss is a gray squirrel named Nutmeg. It scampers wet. And I am relieved.” Short fiction by Tracy Lynne Oliver.
Jeff T. Johnson
The third installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book column sidles up alongside Los Angeles four-piece La Luz’s latest album, Floating Features.
Tracy Lynne Oliver
“The saddest thing is a dying horse. That time I hit one with my car. How I sat beside it while it died. Begging it to rise again, let me on its back, how we could just ride away and eat grass and lick salt.” Short fiction by Tracy Lynne Oliver.
Savannah Hampton on erotics, architecture, and belief as found in her reading of the debut novel by the Norwegian avant garde wunderkind songwriter Jenny Hval.
Levi Bentley explores the ornate collapse of Ted Rees’ In Brazen Fontanelle Aflame, just released from Timeless, Infinite Light.
David Leo Rice
“The Brothers Squimbop, Jim and Joe, plied their trade in the dusty American interior of the 2070s, which, following the logic that Y2K was the Zero Hour and it was all linear reversion from there, mapped almost perfectly onto the 1930s.” New fiction by David Leo Rice.