What Are We Violence: Jennifer MacKenzie’s My Not-My SoldierKent Shaw
Kent Shaw moves through the overwhelm of violence–and the questions of responsibility–in Jennifer MacKenzie’s My Not-My Soldier.
Have you ever been possessed?: A Review of Mike Krutel’s FoglandCarrie Lorig
How can the language of others help us survive? Carrie Lorig takes an introspective look at Mike Krutel’s Fogland.
Three Jawns: Knight of Cups, Good People, and NoxSarah Rose Etter
In the latest edition of her Three Jawns column, Sarah Rose Etter takes a look at new work by Terrence Malick, Robert Lopez, and Anne Carson.
OPENING LINES TO NOVELS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN WRITTENSam Pink
Sam Pink provides insider info on some of the hottest and most buzzed about new forthcoming titles in American lit months before their forthcoming appearance in the Poets & Writers and the New Yorker, including the latest from Tony Churbneetzerelli and Rhythzar the Elder.
Navigating Michael J. Seidlinger’s The StrangestDaniel Lamb
Michael Seidlinger’s The Strangest updates the Camus classic for the online era. Daniel Lamb reviews.
In the Garble: A Review of Alice Notley’s Negativity’s KissNick Sturm
“Negativity’s Kiss imagines a brutal, satirical world where all language and communication, including the answer to who shot (the protagonist) Ines, are mired in the Garble, an internet-like substance that obscures truth.” Nick Sturm reviews Alice Notley.
Bizarre Generosity: A Review of Diane Seuss’s Four-Legged GirlNina Puro
Nina Puro reviews poet Diane Seuss’s latest collection, Four-Legged Girl, out now from Graywolf Press.
The House is a Woman: A Review of Maison Femme: a fiction by Teresa Carmody with illustrations by Vanessa PlaceAndrea Lambert
“This may not be about you, but it’s definitely about your friends.” A review of Teresa Carmody’s new book MAISON FEMME: a fiction, out from Bon Aire Projects.
Ideal Home Noise (5): Hairy Who, McCormack, GermanJeff Jackson
Jeff Jackson’s fifth installment of Ideal Home Noise takes us into the Hairy Who Publications, Derek McCormack, and Aleksei German’s Hard to Be a God.
A Story About the Body: A Review of Rachel Levy’s A Book So RedHugh Sheehy
Rachel Levy uses episodic metafictional methods to breathe new life into human relations, and the self. Hugh Sheehy reviews.