by Kara Laurene Pernicano

Notes Made While Falling – Jenn Ashworth

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Ashworth’s memoir project — “about my body gone missing”— demands that critics likewise confront their stake in narratives of trauma, illness, and disability.

Warhol’s Mother’s Pantry: Art, America, and the Mom in Pop – M. I. Devine

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The totality of Devine’s work is steeped in an American mythos to reclaim the synergy of pop songs, poetry, and photography for our own contemporary imagination.

A History of My Brief Body – Billy-Ray Belcourt

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From a native queer experience, Belcourt extends what it means to live in a state, to surpass the body’s defined frame, and to practice emoting as transcendence.

My Art is Killing Me and Other Poems – Amber Dawn

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My Art is Killing Me reflects what it’s like to intimately carry someone else’s exhale; Dawn’s work becomes like a release of the tension, a liturgy on the job.

Thresholes – Lara Mimosa Montes

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It’s essential to respect something about the very fabric of this book-that is, to embrace the holes.