Book Review

Book Review

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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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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