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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 …1
The Hidden Letters of Velta B., by Gina Oschner. Houghton Mifflin, 2016. $26, 301 pages.
The years following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 saw immense shifts in nearly every aspect of human life. Without the ideological …3
I steal home in the morning to find my younger brother on his knees. Pike’s fingers are jammed into something that looks like an engine. There’s newspaper covering the floor, and he wipes the grease off his hands before eyeballing …4
I came back to my barracks room to find my bunkmate meditating in darkness to a cranked death metal album and when he looked up he smiled like Vincent D’Onofrio on the toilet in Full Metal Jacket.
There was …1
The Dig, by Cynan Jones, Coffee House Press, 2015. $15.95, 156 pages.
Trembling with taut, visceral prose, Cynan Jones’s The Dig is a sparse work of searing beauty. Set in rural Wales, The Dig follows the lives of two …1
I will be closer to Bingo age than hopscotch.
Parts will harden, parts will soften.
They will burn in outrage over the latest
unjust deaths, a fresh but familiar two weeks
of fuel for the twenty-four-hour news cycle.
Pundits will …
Sonia knows this
in the way she describes
breakfast, the dead
routine of minutes lit
by how quickly a room
of kindergarteners can eat.
The dream is sated
so how to return?
We check sandstone
on a …
Once, while making love,
I forgot your name.
The capped wave,
of what may have only been
a tangled bed sheet,
washing you farther and farther out.
As if the process of losing you
was already in motion.
Contributors: Jimmy Carter, Miller Williams, Douglas Brinkley, Richard Katrovas, William Lavender, Elizabeth Thomas, Kay Toca, Alex Rawls, Kay Murphy, Maxine Cassin, Phanuel Egejuru, Jim McCormick, Doug MacCash, Donna Glee Williams, Lisa Mednick, Linda Quinlan, Nancy R. Watkins, Sophia Stone, Nancy C. …0