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Born to Be Wild: Melissa Broder’s Poetics of Ritual Illumination

Lucy Tiven

09.11.14

Despite its rampant darkness (or somehow in light of it), Melissa Broder’s Scarecrone is rich in spirit, fire, awe. Lucy Tiven reviews.

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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is the Best Game Ever, So What

Kati Heng

09.08.14

Kati Heng plays Kim Kardashian: Hollywood so you don’t have to.

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A Review of Kate Durbin’s E! Entertainment

Stacy Elaine Dacheux

09.04.14

Kate Durbin’s E! Entertainment provokes questions such as, “Is Kim Kardashian a modern day Patty Hearst?” and “What is acting and what is drugs?” Stacy Elaine Dacheux reviews.

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A Review of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation

Garret Travis

08.26.14

The second title in James VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation, provides a comfortable glimpse into the New Weird. Garret Travis reviews.

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“How Much Can a Body Endure?”: A Review of Chelsea Hodson’s Pity The Animal

Alexandra Wuest

08.19.14

Chelsea Hodson’s chapbook essay unpacks the effect of the male gaze on the female body. Alexandra Wuest reviews.

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Notes on Three Pages of Thomas Piketty’s Capital

Mark Baumer

08.14.14

Do you read Thomas Piketty? Didn’t think so. Mark Baumer didn’t really either, but gleans all we need to know about Capital from the first three pages of the book.

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A Cunny Poet’s Beautiful Book

Stephen Tully Dierks

07.31.14

A look at the multiplying and frequently uncanny themes and feelings in Bunny Rogers’ rhizomatic poetry collection, Cunny Poem Vol. 1. Stephen Tully Dierks reviews.

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“From a reflection in both paintings”: Valerie Mejer’s Rain of the Future as the Fragments of Narrative

Laura Carter

07.22.14

Valerie Mejer’s Rain of the Future passes over and over through sleeping and waking states to weave a sense of identity among our mass collective history. Laura Carter reviews.

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A Question of Form

Jeff Alessandrelli

07.17.14

Jeff Alessandrelli talks form and contemporary poetry through a review Edward Hirsch’s A Poet’s Glossary.

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Wherever You Lodge: On Green Girl

Kari Larsen

07.10.14

Kari Larsen underlines the importance of the portrayal of contemporary young women in new fiction, through the lens of Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl.