Book Review

Book Review

Orange Lady

by on May 1, 2018

Orange Lady, by Erika Ayón Review by Brian Dunlap How does a place look? How does it feel? How does it smell? Who lives there? What makes up the lives of the people who live there?…

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Calling A Wolf A Wolf

by on April 12, 2018

Calling a Wolf a Wolf, by Kaveh Akbar Review by John Venegas   It is a well worn cliche to ask where the time has gone. Our perception of time is a malleable reckoning of…

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Cadavers

by on April 5, 2018

Cadavers, by Néstor Perlongher Translated by Roberto Echavarren and Donald Wellman Review by Rosemarie Dombrowski   Cardboard House Press has a reputation for both finely crafted books and exquisite translations from the Spanish, not to mention…

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Abecedary

by on March 29, 2018

Abecedary, by Pablo Jofré Review by John Venegas   Is it too much to describe the act of writing as paradoxical? So often the transcription of words to the page is painted as an effort…

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I Love It Though

by on March 22, 2018

I Love It Though by Alli Warren Review by T.m. Lawson   Concern with humanity is thematic within I Love It Though, its tantalizing cover art of bright red paint and yarn knit intestines of…

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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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