Book Reviews

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 …

The Dig

The Dig

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 …

Sympathetic People

Sympathetic People

Sympathetic People, by Donna Baier Stein, Serving House Books, 2013. $13.95, 148 pages.

“What would life be without hunger?” The narrator in Donna Baier Stein’s short story “Coming Clean” asks a man with whom she has had an affair. Though …