Book Review

Book Review

Parasocialite

by on April 18, 2024

Brittany Menjivar’s Parasocialite: Taking “It” Instead of “Making It” Book Review by Emily K. Sipiora Brittany Menjivar’s literary debut, Parasocialite, is a definitive portrait of a post alt-lit cultural landscape that challenge’s the genre’s effete…

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The Language of Fractions

by on October 18, 2023

Poetry Collection by Nicelle DavisReview by John Venegas “Deconstruction” is a word that gets thrown around a lot, both inside and outside academic settings. At the risk of being reductive, it is the practice of…

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City on the Second Floor

by on March 29, 2022

Poetry by Matt SedilloReview by Frank Mundo I was watching Disney’s “Encanto” with the kids when the mail arrived with Matt Sedillo’s new book of poetry, “City on the Second Floor” from FlowerSong Press, and…

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Yi Sang: Selected Works

by on December 15, 2020

In a world already beset by far too many binaries, the false dichotomy of order and chaos may be the most dangerous. Whether on the socio-political scale, where championing “law and order” is a not-so-subtle…

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Pixel Flesh

by on November 19, 2020

Review by Vicent Moreno When Nocilla Dream, the first novel by Agustín Fernández Mallo, was published in Spain in 2006, it caused a seismic movement in the slow-moving and mostly predictable Spanish literary field. Published…

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The Book of Anna

by on November 12, 2020

If there is any significance in taking a novel of eight parts and proceeding it with a five part metatheatrical sequel, it is to show that length and history do not make a novel. Instead,…

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Room in Rome

by on September 17, 2020

I think it is fair to say that wholeness, or, more specifically, a lack thereof, is part of the fabled “human condition.” I do not and will never claim to be the most experienced person…

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You & Me Forever

by on August 18, 2020

Chaos, lies, and raw emotion battle one another, composing and decomposing organically to create the heavy words strung together in Valerie Hsiung’s You & Me Forever. A work which transcends the barriers of a title…

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