Reviews

Arborescent – Marc Herman Lynch

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Marc Herman Lynch’s ARBORESCENT luxuriates in the space between the familiar and the fantastic, dipping into both ends of the spectrum to paint a richly layered contemporary folk tale.

Edie Richter is Not Alone – Rebecca Handler

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There is the belief that a person needs to have hit rock bottom in order to recover, but only a talented author, like Rebecca Handler, can show us what that looks like in gritty, realistic and darkly hilarious detail.

Permanent Revolution – Gail Scott

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Gail Scott envisions an active meaning, sentence, and subject-in-becoming that wrestles in continuous interplay with the wider ecology around it.

Personhood – Thalia Field

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In an attempt to uncenter the human — and any center, for that matter — Field replaces hierarchy with an ecology.

Personhood – Thalia Field

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PERSONHOOD suggests that Thalia Field’s audacious verbal imagination has started to become merely the available instrument for promulgating an increasingly familiar message.

frank: sonnets – Diane Seuss

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In frank: sonnets, Seuss inextricably ties herself to her poetic voice, revealing childhood memories and adult indiscretions with fierce bluntness.

On Time and Water – Andri Snӕr Magnason

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It is a deeply personal reckoning with individual and collective responsibility in a time of reckless consumption, and a rich tapestry of myth, memory, and wonder.

A River Called Time – Courttia Newland

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By telling a story through parallel universes, the future and the past become inseparable, allowing A RIVER CALLED TIME to be both visionary and reflective all at once.

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.

Alien Stories – E.C. Osondu

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ALIEN STORIES feels very aware of itself and of how to make meaningful ideas connect with a broad audience: the stories are accessible, but thought-provoking, with clarity and concision.