Book Review

Book Review

These Possible Lives

by on August 10, 2017

Essays by Fleur Jaeggy Translated by Minna Zallman Proctor Review by John Venegas I imagine that most of us are worried, on some level, how we will be remembered. A lot of that is the…

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And We Were All Alive

by on August 8, 2017

Collection by Olvido García Valdés Translated by Catherine Hammond Review by Benito del Pliego Among the contemporary Spanish poets, few are better suited for a translation into English than Olvido García Valdés. Her poetry cannot be reduced…

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A Life of Adventure and Delight

by on August 3, 2017

  Review by Liz von Klemperer Superman, Cosmo, & Other False Idols: In Akhil Sharma’s first short story collection, the consumption of American media plays out in real time In his first short story collection A…

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Standing on Earth

by on June 15, 2017

Standing on Earth, by Mohsen Emadi Translated by Lyn Coffin   What does it mean to be “grounded”? Some of us take it as a powerful compliment, a suggestion that we or our works of…

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Overpour

by on June 13, 2017

Overpour, by Jane Wong   Jane Wong opens Overpour with, “For years I lived this way: with words / That had to do with carrion / I have learned to cast away my enemies / I…

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Multiple Choice

by on June 1, 2017

Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra Translated by Megan McDowell Review by T.m. Lawson   Perhaps it is the cover design’s callback to blue books that provokes a nostalgia that seems to be trendy these days….

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Luna Park

by on May 30, 2017

Luna Park, by Luis Cardoza y Aragon Translated by Anthony Seidman Review by Kristin Kaz   I was four years old in kindergarten, which is when I learned how to identify coins using my fingers…

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Forbidden Fruit

by on May 26, 2017

Forbidden Fruit, by Stanley Gazemba   When most people talk about immersion today, they refer to it as an element of a visual medium. This makes some degree of sense, given how visual our species…

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Mouths

by on May 23, 2017

Mouths, by Claire Marie Stancek Review by Kamden Hilliard   Stancek’s MOUTHS is, well, mouthy: obsessed with the physics, politics, violences, psychologies, and musics of the oral. This mouthyness, though, is still concerned with its…

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Confetti-Ash

by on May 18, 2017

Confetti-Ash, Selected Poems of Salvador Novo Translated by Anthony Seidman and David Shook   In 1581, Sir Philip Sydney completed the The Defence of Posey. It was a response to an argument from a Puritan…

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Inside V

by on May 16, 2017

Inside V, by Paula Priamos   Death. Taxes. The onslaught of summer. With the turn of June, Los Angeles is assailed with super-heated layers of plasma-smog, anginaiac freeways, and Angelyne sightings. The rituals begin, paramount being…

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