Book Review

Book Review

The End of Pink

by on May 11, 2017

The End of Pink by Kathryn Nuernberger Review by Julia Landrum   Whether exploring P.T. Barnum’s FiJi Mermaid feeling like a “tease,” a woman trying to recover after giving birth, animal magnetism, Benjamin Franklin, the symbolical…

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My country, tonight

by on May 9, 2017

My country, tonight by Josué Guébo   It is an artist’s privilege and curse to have the opportunity to render the horrific beautiful. Privilege because it is an opportunity to illuminate and to express even…

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Apocalypse All the Time

by on May 2, 2017

Apocalypse All The Time, by David S. Atkinson   “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.” That’s probably because I have a copy of David S. Atkinson’s Apocalypse…

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The Consequences of My Body

by on March 23, 2017

The Consequences of My Body, by Maged Zaher   There is an assumption that a lot of us hold, myself included, that existence follows a linear progression. Sometimes, this manifests as an immediate experience of…

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Genevieves

by on March 9, 2017

Genevieves by Henry Hoke   One of the strangest criticisms that is still levied against fiction is that it serves as some form of addictive and detrimental escapism. There is a multitude of problems with…

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Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

by on February 28, 2017

Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, by Patricia Lockwood Review by T.M. Lawson   There are too many (or maybe not enough) words to state my worship of Patricia Lockwood. I forget if it was her infamous…

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Dust Bunny City

by on February 24, 2017

Dust Bunny City Written by Bud Smith, Illustrated by Rae Buleri   I believe I will always find instances of men baring their emotional vulnerabilities to be beautiful. That is not to say that it…

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Sonata in K

by on February 22, 2017

Sonata in K by Karen An-Hwei Lee   Sonata in K is the debut novel by San Diego based poet Karen An-Hwei Lee. Naturally, much of Sonata in K feels exceedingly poetic at times –…

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Blood on Blood

by on February 16, 2017

Blood on Blood, by Devin Kelly   There is an awkward, uncomfortable history of politicians seeking to utilize the work of Bruce Springsteen to rally support during their campaigns.  Most notable was Ronald Reagan, most…

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Sing the Song

by on February 8, 2017

Sing the Song, by Meredith Alling Review by Linda Michel-Cassidy   Meredith Alling’s Sing the Song collects twenty-seven strange and muscular flash fictions. My second take on these stories was how well they are crafted,…

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