Book Reviews

Have at You Now!

Have at You Now!

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

Anatomize

Anatomize

Anatomize, by Natasha Dennerstein. Norfolk Press, 2015. $15, 73 pages.

“Nothing is beautiful, only people are beautiful,” Friedrich Nietzsche observed in Twilight of the Idols. The German philosopher believed that beauty in nature was derived from the beauty we …

Midland

Midland

 Midland, by Honor Gavin. Penned in the Margins, 2014. $15, 320 pages.

Recently short listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, Midland is ostensibly a novel about the English midlands, and in particular, the post-war urban history of Birmingham. The city, …