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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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from ONLY RIDE By Megan Volpert: Today’s poems are from Only Ride, published by Sibling Rivalry Press, copyright © 2014 by Megan Volpert. “You are suspended” was first published in This assignment is so gay, edited by Megan Volpert and … Continue reading

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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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Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland, reviewed by Eric Kroczek

    The most remarkable thing about Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland is that it was published four and a half years ago, before Barack Obama was elected president, before the Tea Party, before Occupy. Otherwise you might be forgiven for thinking … Continue reading

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Book Review

Sloth by Mark Goldblatt (Greenpoint Press, 2010) reviewed by Duff Brenna Air the color of khaki, soot on windows prismed with sunlight, neon-skewed dust, the smell of engine fluid and pralines, steam rising from the hood of a truck, a … Continue reading

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Small Press Review Series: One Last Good Time and the Literary Platypus

One Last Good Time Michael Kardos Press 53 (2010), 185 pages, $14.95 The trouble with interconnected story collections is that they are interconnected. I know, I know: the first rule of tautology club is the first rule of tautology club. … Continue reading

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French Connection

Two recent novels by French-speaking authors blend close psychological analysis with free-flowing lyricism to tell deceptively simple love stories. One of those books, In the Train, by Christian Oster, was released by Object Press this year. Object Press, out of Toronto, … Continue reading

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