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“A lesson about the stones that wait to rise in our hearts”: A Review of John Guzlowski’s Echoes of Tattered Tongues

by Eric Kroczek My first encounter with a John Guzlowski poem was as desultory as anything in life: I was eating a solitary dinner and barely listening to the news on the local public radio station one evening after work … Continue reading

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A Review of Leah Umansky’s Don Dreams and I Dream

A Review of Leah Umansky’s Don Dreams and I Dream  by Sarah Marcus As a binge watcher of the television show Mad Men and as a feminist reading through a feminist lens, I was interested to discover the manner in which Leah Umansky would address … Continue reading

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A Review of Brenda Hasiuk’s Your Constant Star

A Review of Brenda Hasiuk’s Your Constant Star by Will J Fawley Brenda Hasiuk’s YA novel, Your Constant Star, opens the first of its three sections by introducing readers to Faye. Adopted from China by a Polish mother and a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NO

from NO By Ocean Vuong TORSO OF AIR Suppose you do change your life. & the body is more than a portion of night—sealed with bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE ARROW

from THE ARROW By Lauren Ireland Today’s poems are from The Arrow, published by Coconut Books, copyright © 2014 by Lauren Ireland, and appear here today with permission from the poet. The Arrow: “It took almost a lifetime’s worth of … Continue reading

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A Review of Heather Cousins’s Something in the Potato Room

A Review of Heather Cousins’s Something in the Potato Room by Jennifer Dane Clements Something in the Potato Room, the book-length poem that won Heather Cousins the Kore Press First Book Award, is an unexpected ars poetica. It is about … Continue reading

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Consider the Rant: A Book Review

Consider the Rant by Okla Elliott On Pain of Speech: Fantasies of the First Order and the Literary Rant Dina Al-Kassim University of California Press ISBN 978-0-520-25925-6 $34.95 Paperback $28.00 E-Book In Dina Al-Kassim’s new book On Pain of Speech: … Continue reading

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Book Review of Liam MacSheoinin’s GEORGE W. BUSH BUYS COKE IN MID-ETERNITY

An Agenbite of Inwit & Other Wits as Well by Duff Brenna “Hedonic Engineer” Brian Jordan has wandered off the straight path and is nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita (midway along the journey of life), when he falls … Continue reading

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An Uneasy Revelry: a review of Before Saying Any of the Great Words

An Uneasy Revelry by Okla Elliott “Unease in the ochre-filled skies, unease in the silky /labyrinth of the gut, unease / in the artist’s double, triple nibs” —David Huerta, “Song of Unease” Since many American readers may not be familiar … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond the Surfaces in David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: a Road Trip with David Foster Wallace (a Not-Really Review by Raul Clement)

I. Let’s judge a book by its cover, shall we? The book in question is David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: a Road Trip with David Foster Wallace, and it is the first work resembling a biography … Continue reading

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