Book Reviews

Wake

Wake

Wake, by Laura Madeline Wiseman. Aldrich Press, 2015. $14.00, 67 pages.

Unlike Emily Dickinson, who could not stop for death, Laura Madeline Wiseman embraces death and her cohorts—both mythological and real—in her newest poetry collection Wake. With carefully crafted images …

The Opposite House

The Opposite House

The Opposite House, by 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 …

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 …

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 …