Contributors: Jody Cordova, Joan Fay Cuccio, Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Randall Garrison, Stephen Gibson, Bruce Henricksen, B.D. Love, Todd James Pierce, James M. Tierney, William F. Van Wert, Christine Wiltz
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On page 89 I was thinking about Picasso’s collection.
Not one impressionist painting,
not one painting in which light plays any part.
Not even in the admirable Cezanne,
not even in the large Renoir.
I could see in my mind’s …
Robin Andreasen: Your work in crisis art or docufiction, including incisive discussions of serial killers, prisoners, artists (the piece on Van Gogh in Anti-Twitter still haunts me), suggests that it is primarily through dialogue and engagement with the most abject, …0
small, fierce things, by lj moore. Achiote Press, 2015. $12
While it might be a stretch to call the short stories, vignettes, flash fictions, and drawings in lj moore’s small, fierce things fables, fables nevertheless provide a useful lens …3
Windeye, by Brian Evenson. Coffee House Press, 2012. $16.00, 176 pages.
Young girls should not be vanishing into windows which, in turn, should not be vanishing from the broad sides of houses in midday. These things do not happen, …2
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing, by Ian Bogost. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. $19.95, 168 pages.
What do computer microchips, chicken wings, baby pandas, and packs of cigarettes have in common? For one, they are …4
Ways of Going Home, by Alejandro Zambra, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell. FSG, 2013. $23.00, 160 pages.
Alejandro Zambra’s much-anticipated third novel, Ways of Going Home, is a timely and intimate meditation on Chile. It is ambitious …5
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, by Tamara Winfrey Harris. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2015. $16, 147 pages.
In The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, …5
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood. Penguin Poets, 2014. $20.00, 80 pages.
Lockwood’s outrageous poems transport the reader into a world overflowing with hyper-sexualized and twisted humor, intertwined with her own personal difficulties concerning love, war, and rape. Her …2
An ambitious new volume, N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature, collects short …3
American Busboy, by Matthew Guenette. The University of Akron Press, 2011. $14.95, 64 pages.
American Busboy is an edgy take on the highs and lows of thankless work. Matthew Guenette dives deep into the service industry, unearthing the strange dynamics created …2