Contributors: John Mosier, Max Aub/tr., Will Kirkland, Michael Murphy, Mark Lussier, Peggy McCormack
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Have at You Now!, by John Gery. WordTech Communications, 2014. $18, 96 pages.
The poet John Gery is deeply concerned with the propensity of those in power to perpetrate mass violence. Expressed most directly in his 1996 book Nuclear Annihilation …5
Self-knowledge is the subject of the poetry of __________. But it’s definitely TMI self-knowledge. It’s the type of stuff that makes a seasoned psychologist whither into fantasies of a tropical retirement while saying, “Tell me more.” I mean, it’s gross. …3
Dog Symphony, by Sam Munson. New Directions, 2018. 132 pages, $14.95.
Sam Munson’s Dog Symphony is a novel about state violence and hegemony, citizenship, and how these things disintegrate human personal identity. Its protagonist, Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (named after the Russian …4
My mother named me small light,
called me Lucifer, light-bringer,
too proud to follow
She was a beauty, hair loaded
high on her head, luxurious bow
Her artist painted my pale eyes on a platter,…
Born in rural Mississippi, the son of a Baptist preacher, Michael Farris Smith has been heralded as a new voice in Southern fiction. Smith’s numerous literary voices, though, are as autonomous from Southern fiction as they are from American fiction. …3
Surgery is scheduled. I got the green light.
They’ll slice me open next Friday.
He says it will be dangerous.
I could die. The main worry
will be post-op blood clots.
One of those and I’d be a goner.
Contributors: Jimmy Stewart, John.R Reed, Jon Griffin, Kelly Cherry, Angela Ball, Zoe Filipkowski, Christopher Middleton, Charles Black, Manuel Silva, Sandra Reyes, Debra Daspit, Michael Burns, Hillel Schwartz, Larry S. Rudner, Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Robert E. Bjork, Kajii Motojiro, Stephen Wechselblatt, …0
Veronica Kavass will present her new book, Artists in Love: From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude, A Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships, at …1
Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded, by Hannah Hart. Dey Street Books, 2016. $24, 272 pages.
In the video announcing Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded, a very anxious and excited Hannah Hart tells …3
Mark Forsyth’s Ternion Set: The Etymologicon, The Horologicon, and The Elements of Eloquence. Icon Books Ltd, 2014. 768 pages.
Chances are, you’ve felt at a loss for words.
There’s a word for that.
The French call …4