by Kara Laurene Pernicano

A History of My Brief Body – Billy-Ray Belcourt


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


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


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