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Book Review

Hover the Bones

by on March 13, 2018

Hover the Bones, By Melisa Malvin-Middleton Review by Cody Deitz   Melisa Malvin-Middleton’s debut collection Hover the Bones, an installment in the Native Blossoms Chapbook Series, explores terrains of family and loss, where nothing is…

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Third-Millennium Heart

by on February 15, 2018

Third-Millennium Heart, by Ursula Andkjaer Olsen Translated by Katrine Ogaard Jensen   To put it simply and get right to it, Third-Millennium Heart by Ursula Andkjaer Olsen is one of the most human things I…

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The World Goes On

by on February 8, 2018

The World Goes On, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai Translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet, and Georges Szirtes The animated science fiction comedy show Futurama has an episode in which the character Professor Hubert Farnsworth discovers the…

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Djinn City

by on January 25, 2018

Djinn City, by Saad Z. Hossain Review by John Venegas When it comes right down to it, can anything be said to be more essential to the fantasy genre then trying to find one’s place…

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Roberts Pool Twilights

by on November 14, 2017

Collection by Roger Santiváñez Translated by Elsa Costa Review by Vicent Moreno   “I feel the materiality of language most intensely when writing poetry. It is a push/pull relationship where the material resists. You have a…

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Death of Art

by on October 12, 2017

Novel by Chris Campanioni Review by Michael Browne   Writer Chris Campanioni gives a crucial glimpse into our modern narcissism with his new book of memoir / non-fiction / hybrid text / does it really…

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Belladonna

by on September 28, 2017

Novel by Dasa Drndic Translation by Celia Hawkesworth Review by John Venegas   It is seductively easy to view humanity’s forward trek in time as story of progress. We look at the history of our…

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I Remember Nightfall

by on September 14, 2017

Poetry collection by Marosa di Giorgio Translation by Jeannine Marie Pitas Review by Chris Muravez   This first comprehensive collection of English translations of Marosa di Giorgio’s poetry brings to the Anglophone-sphere an occult, surreal,…

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Safe Space

by on August 29, 2017

Poetry by jos charles Review by T.m. Lawson I must have read this book of poetry twenty different times in the last few years. Once during a romantic trip with my (now ex) boyfriend; another…

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Tertulia

by on August 22, 2017

Chapbook by Seth Pennington Review by John Venegas Let’s get something sorted out before we get started: you are a mind, a soul if you want, spinning in circles on the skin of a planet…

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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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