Jenni B. Baker is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Washington Square, Lunch Ticket, BOAAT, Quarterly West, and Whiskey Island. Her Oulipo-generated chapbook, Comings/Goings, was released by Dancing Girl Press in 2015. In her current project, Erasing Infinite, she creates poetry from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, one page at a time. She is currently collaborating with composer Patrick Greene on a classical song cycle based on the Erasing Infinite series, set to debut in Chicago in 2016.2
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A Questionable Shape, by Bennett Sims. Two Dollar Radio, 2013. $16.50, 218 pages.
I don’t like zombies. It’s not that I’m afraid of them, I just think that their current popularity points to unsettling cultural fixations—which would be fine …4
I steal home in the morning to find my younger brother on his knees. Pike’s fingers are jammed into something that looks like an engine. There’s newspaper covering the floor, and he wipes the grease off his hands before eyeballing …4
Suppose you came to hear about the day Dr. Wu made himself a victim in the classroom. Not too long ago after his wife had left him, taking with her their only daughter for a job in the Catskills. Beach …2
Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, by H. Lee Barnes. University of Nevada Press, 2007. $24.95, 200 pages.
In H. Lee Barnes’ short story collection, Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, the physical damage the characters suffer may be small, …3
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 …2
After The Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy, One Survivor’s Story, by Lou Kasischke, Good Hart Publishing, 2014, $25, 311 pages.
After The Wind is an autobiographical account of Lou Kasischke’s summit attempt of Mount Everest as part of the 1996 …0
Remembering Grand Isle, by Elson Trahan, Jr. Portier Gorman Publications, 2017. $20, 220 pages. (Available by calling 985-632-3023.)
I drove to the South Lafourche Branch of the Lafourche Parish Public Library on a beautiful Saturday morning in February. It …1
Elinor Lipman was born and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, and attended Simmons College. She has published novels and short story and essay collections. Her novel Then She Found Me was made into a movie of the same name, directed …1
What follows is a series of short letters written back and forth with Dante Di Stefano, whose poetry collection, Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight, was released in 2016 by Brighthorse Books. Dante and I met at Binghamton …4
A fawn crossed the road as I began my descent—via bicycle—into the valley; I thought I could see little buds on its head, but I didn’t trust that it was possible for a baby deer to have horns of any …1