Reviews

You Darling Thing – Monica Ferrell

As I reread the poems in Ferrell’s YOU DARLING THING in this unprecedented moment, I see her lines anew, perhaps as they have always been

Minor Detail – Adania Shibli

MINOR DETAIL itself is an act of subversion because it represents history told on Palestinian terms, through a Palestinian voice.

Artificial Gut Feeling – Anna Zett

Digital systems are not just tools or extensions of our brains, but they are parodies of us, our goals, beliefs, dreams, passions, and cognitions.

Older Brother – Daniel Mella

OLDER BROTHER itself attests to grief’s power as a catalyst for creativity.

Social Poetics – Mark Nowak

The poet is someone who facilitates the articulation of dissent.

Machines In The Head – Anna Kavan

Her stories feel prescient today; they capture the madness and degradation of isolation and living in a ravaged world.

Abigail – Magda Szabo

Szabo’s ABIGAIL is a moral — though not moralizing — book.

The Dominant Animal – Kathryn Scanlan

We are all the more at the mercy of writers like Scanlan who provide new ways of seeing what has already been seen.

Lake Like a Mirror – Ho Sok Fong

The business of dehumanizing people and pushing them off the part of the earth that can be shared with other humans, is mostly the pretty mundane.

Car Park Life – Gareth E. Rees

The account of people claiming public space, although these car parks may be far from the standard health and safety regulations, starts to sound heroic in a country where most land is owned by the landed gentry and public spaces and buildings are continuously being marked for “development.”

Toy Fabels – Cass McCombs

In this first outing, McCombs struggles toward spiritual frenzy, struggles toward total casualness, struggles toward artificial grace.

The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary – Molly Reid

Which animal is on the brink of rapture?

Minor Detail – Adania Shibli

MINOR DETAIL itself is an act of subversion because it represents history told on Palestinian terms, through a Palestinian voice.

Older Brother – Daniel Mella

OLDER BROTHER itself attests to grief’s power as a catalyst for creativity.