Reviews

Future Tense Fiction – Multiple Authors

FUTURE TENSE FICTION is an exciting and self-conscious celebration of what science fiction has often done best – predict the future

Divide Me By Zero – Lara Vapnyar

Like Barthes’ Mourning Diary, Lara Vapnyar’s poignant, sensitively observed novel can be read as an act of demystification, a study of lost love.

Keeping / the window open  – Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop

When I talk to my students in workshop about “your ideal reader,” the example that’s in my mind but I never say out loud is this: me reading anything Rosmarie has written.

The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter – Rosmarie Waldrop

Like the title’s hanky fluttering out of a castle window and settling in some mud, this novel’s narrator flickers about time, space, memory, fact, and conjecture.

All My Cats – Bohumil Hrabal

The great news is that if you’re not looking for a cardigan in book form, then ALL MY CATS is an extraordinary, heartrending read.

Animal Suicides – Angela Veronica Wong

Here, now, thresholds blur, and we must confront our presence in our absence, our environmental impact across even the most intimate parts of our lives.

Pigs — Johanna Stoberock

The island of Pigs is the locus of multiple abrading – one can almost hear them shifting and grating – layers of meaning.

Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader – Steve Abbott

One had to have an archivist’s obsessive streak to really get to the heart of Abbott’s oeuvre, and so for many years, those who had read bits of him here and there were deprived of really knowing his true genius.

Beyond Aesthetics – Wole Soyinka

Soyinka rails against the iconoclastic destruction of traditional African art and the careless treatment of its conventions.

I Can’t Talk about the Trees without the Blood – Tiana Clark

Figurative language reaches towards the physical embodiment of feeling, animating words on the page.

Socialist Realism – Trisha Low

Maybe this is, more than anything else, about a series of starting points. We have not started fighting yet.

All My Cats – Bohumil Hrabal

The great news is that if you’re not looking for a cardigan in book form, then ALL MY CATS is an extraordinary, heartrending read.

The Dirty Text – Soleida Ríos

Ríos develops the dream as a genre to itself — a real fiction, a fictional real.