At his annual Oscar party Kevin Killian laments the lack of nominees of color while roasting the sure fire white winners playing numerous afflictions.
The End of Days explores the strange terrain between life and death. Jace Brittain reviews.
Norman Feliks investigates the hauntingly Nietzschean aspects of Andrew Worthington’s debut novel, Walls.
Mark Baumer goes deep line by line into the bloodbath of language that is Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals.
Freely Frayed takes a look at how the work of Korean poets such as Don Mee Choi and Kim Hyesoon grapple with the US’s manipulation of their home country as a military toy. Joyelle McSweeney reviews.
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Can orgasms backfire? Sade Murphy investigates sublime sexual territory and where it borders against the dream. Vi Khi Nao reviews.
The Dirty Version explores the conundrums of the Wu-Tang Clan’s most notorious member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Jim Ruland reviews.
Bribery bears witness as an unrelenting cavalcade of American grotesquery. Ed Steck reviews.
Identity, fallibility, and self-discovery weave a provocative intuitive fabric for Wendy Ortiz’s memoir centered around a relationship with her teacher. Lucy Tiven reviews.
Amber Sparks tackles the psychosis of a city unraveling in John Dermot Woods’s self-illustrated new novel, The Baltimore Atrocities.