Contributors: Wheeler Winston Dixon, Robert T. Klose, Lisa Zeidner, John Mosier, David Madden, Charles Ramirez Berg, Laurie Blauner, Carol K. Howell, Eric Smooin, Christina Crosby, L.J. Bright
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The Pedestrians, by Rachel Zucker. Wave Books, 2014. $18, 143 pages.
“How can any mother write an epic?” asks Rachel Zucker in her most recent poetry collection, The Pedestrians. Filled with fables, dreams, and ruminations, the book quivers with the …4
When they set fire to the understory of Hitchcock Woods,
the firemen lean on green signs that read: “Burning Today.”
Their helmets forgotten or lost, they cannot help but blink
and think of themselves, too, flaring briefly in the shade…
The Jews of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: A History of Life and Community Along the Bayou, by Emily Ford and Barry Stiefel. The History Press, 2012. $19.99, 155 pages.
In 2002, I reigned as “King of the Jieuxs” …0
Why Read Moby-Dick?, by Nathaniel Philbrick. Penguin, 2013. $13, 128 pages.
Why Read Moby-Dick? is a plea for the importance of Melville’s tome. Nathaniel Philbrick’s book is only 128 pages long and is broken into 28 chapters, a nod …10
Contributors: Ilse Aichinger, Bert Almon, Marianna Andrea, Ingeborg Bachmann, Michelle Benoit, Michael Andre Bernstein, John Biguenet, Marsha Biguenet, Robert Bringhurst, Ivan Alexeyevich Bunin, Richard Chambers, Julio Cortazar, Manoj Das, Ernest Ferlita, Ken Fontenot, Dawson Gaillard, Calvin Harlan, MG Hesse, Kenneth …1
The Fry Pans Aren’t Sufficing (Lavender Ink, 2016), the first story collection by Peyton Burgess, proves that a story about disaster relief can be whimsical and a story about a woman giving birth to a koala can be darkly poignant. …4
War of the Encyclopaedists, the first novel from writing duo Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite, is a coming-of-age roller coaster, an Iraq War novel, a millennial romance, and a buddy flick set to print. Robinson and Kovite toy with …3
on the tendons of summer, the twitch of air,
the eyes, liquid, bare, and the glare of wheat
not yet cut. Six panthers lounge in the sun,
and who knows how many else hidden.
The panthers can’t hold up the …8
I was late telephoning Francine Prose. Thrilled by (and not a little nervous about) our impending conversation, I forgot that New York operates one full hour ahead of New Orleans. Thus I returned home from the store to a missed …1
I’m waiting along Esplanade Avenue when Zachary Lazar motors up on his scooter. He unfastens his helmet, deploys a kick-stand, and after killing the engine uses the same key to open a compartment under the seat in which he stores …1