The Opposite House

The Opposite House

The Opposite House, Claudia Emerson. Louisiana State University Press, 2015. $18, 61 pages.

Elegaic. There is no better word for this sixth collection by Claudia Emerson, a poet who died a few months before the book’s release. The title is …

Salad Anniversary

Salad Anniversary

Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara. Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter. Pushkin Press, 2015. $14, 112 pages.

Since the end of World War II, the Western appetite for Japanese literature  has grown tremendously, yet most writing being translated from the small …

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

Part 1: New Orleans to Houston

12:30 p.m.: Lunch

In the four years I’ve spent in New Orleans I’d never had a Lucky Dog (this is a tourist staple, like the Dodger Dog in LA or Spumoni Gardens pizza in …

Kitten Clone

Kitten Clone

Kitten Clone, by Douglas Coupland, Visual Editions, 2014, $40, 150 pages.

The London based book publisher Visual Editions “Writers in Residence” series pairs narrative nonfiction with Magnum photographers to create a body of work that exemplifies the power …