Book Reviews

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 …

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 …

Collateral Light

Collateral Light

Julia Cohen, Collateral Light, Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013. $15.95, 92 pages.

Julia Cohen’s second full-length poetry collection is a graceful and brutal welcoming into the body of our own lives: an invitation to hold a magnifying glass up to our …