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I Still Wander Through Graveyards: An Interview with Lauren Ireland

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07.02.18

Lauren Ireland in conversation with Jon-Michael Frank about devastation, crystals, death, and her third book of poems, Feelings.

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IN SEARCH OF DUENDE: SHADOWED! IS A 2018 AFTERIMAGE OF ELLEN ROTHENBERG’S 2015 EXHIBITION

August Evans

06.28.18

“Encountering SHADOWED! for me was very much this feeling—of how to navigate, moment by moment, the real kernel of a passed thing.” The duende of Ellen Rothenberg’s 2015 solo exhibition, elsetime, and the 2018 book that examines it, Green Lantern Press’s SHADOWED!.

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Concrete Deck

Jack Christian

06.27.18

“We had a concrete deck. That spring I liked to sit out on it, drink about two beers, put on Bruce Hornsby and the Range, and try to look forward to getting older.” New fiction by Jack Christian.

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No One is There: A Review of Tongo Eisen-Martin’s Heaven is All Goodbyes

Emily Liebowitz

06.25.18

Emily Sieu Liebowitz reviews Tongo Eisen-Martin’s latest collection of poems, Heaven is All Goodbyes.

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Book Album Book: Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel

Jeff T. Johnson

06.21.18

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.

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Abelard and Heloise

Troy James Weaver

06.20.18

“A crashing of glass, the candles and lamps out of flame, a voice like a whisper coming at me from all angles, then a light at first dim then coming on brighter and brighter in the mirror.” New fiction by Troy James Weaver.

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Despair Is Contagious: On First Reformed

Ken Baumann

06.18.18

Ken Baumann on the ongoing functions of certainty and despair as seen in Paul Schrader’s latest film, First Reformed.

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AT THE CENTER OF THE WASP

Evelyn Hampton

06.13.18

“Shit that was once flowers became shit again.” New fiction by Evelyn Hampton.

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“To One Who Governs the Pauses”: LM Rivera’s The Drunkards, or The Book of Years and the Radiant Void

Julia Madsen

06.12.18

“LM Rivera’s captivating debut collection, The Drunkards, or The Book of Years, presents ecstatic lyrical-philosophical excursions that simultaneously think, play, drink, and feel, inhabiting a fluid and open space where anything can happen and possibility is just within reach.” Julia Madsen reviews.

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What Goes Up

Maya McCoy

06.11.18

Maya McCoy with a meditation tracing her family’s immigrant roots to her own experience growing up among the “white working class” in northwest Ohio, not far from Cedar Point amusement park.