Book Review

Book Review

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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The Book of Scab

by on May 14, 2020

Written by Danielle PafundaReview by Anahita Safarzadeh Dear Ugly Little Scab – we see you, we feel you, you are not alone. As the chronically ill Scab manifests within her passages, so do shared realities…

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Jakarta

by on May 8, 2020

Written by Rodrigo Marquez TizanoTranslated by Thomas BunsteadReview by John Venegas What is the measure of a good piece of fiction? You’d think after all these reviews, I’d have a definition. But the truth is…

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Unearth [The Flowers]

by on April 30, 2020

Written by Thea MatthewsReview by Sarah Bethe Nelson The natural world of botany creates a scientific boundary around these deeply confessional poems. Thea Matthews’s debut collection, Unearth [The Flowers], uses the Latin names for plant…

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Materia Prima

by on February 13, 2020

Can it be said that awe is an underappreciated emotion? I’m sure we’ve all got at least one friend that uses “awesome” as if it were going out of style (and let’s face it; it…

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A Stab in the Dark

by on July 12, 2019

I know this is going to make me sound very old, but I do feel there is something of a lost art to sarcasm, snark, and satire. Part of that is the fact that so…

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