Despite its rampant darkness (or somehow in light of it), Melissa Broder’s Scarecrone is rich in spirit, fire, awe. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Kati Heng plays Kim Kardashian: Hollywood so you don’t have to.
Stacy Elaine Dacheux
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.
The second title in James VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation, provides a comfortable glimpse into the New Weird. Garret Travis reviews.
Chelsea Hodson’s chapbook essay unpacks the effect of the male gaze on the female body. Alexandra Wuest reviews.
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.
Stephen Tully Dierks
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.
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.
Jeff Alessandrelli talks form and contemporary poetry through a review Edward Hirsch’s A Poet’s Glossary.
Kari Larsen underlines the importance of the portrayal of contemporary young women in new fiction, through the lens of Kate Zambreno’s Green Girl.