by Peter Valente

The Cheerful Scapegoat: Fables – Wayne Koestenbaum


Koestenbaum’s THE CHEERFUL SCAPEGOAT overturns the classical idea of the fable as containing a moral; his prose is amoral, and delights in playing with the language, destabilizing meaning, or common sense.

The Irresponsible Magician – Rebekah Rutkoff


The “I” is unstable, multiple, and identity is fluid in Rutkoff’s book of stories and essays, as she plays with the genres of fiction and autobiography.

Reverse Cowgirl – McKenzie Wark


For Wark, the realization of being trans begins with a need to not exist, which, in fact, masks a need to exist but otherwise.