Blog Dan D’Angelo
The twelve stories that make up Mike Young’s debut, Look! Look! Feathers do a couple of shitty things to us: they castrate us, kidnap us, curse us, and choke us. And they provoke a loneliness that situates us with a company of friends, neighbors….
Blog Ken Israel
A review of Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward. What is at stake for this family comes starkly to the fore of this intimate and brutal narrative set in Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, in the days before the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina.
Blog Daniel D’Angelo
We’re so self-interested that we’ll buy anything that supposedly will make us better, happier—we’ll buy things that explain our memories to us, that tidy up our mistakes, our car crashes, the deaths (physically and emotionally) we’ve observed. These poems do, perhaps, demonstrate our ability to create solutions…
Book Review Collin Grabarek
Perhaps the competing narrative of Robert Porter, an FBI agent bound for a mission in Argentina, should have tipped me off, but if you’d told me after those first few scenes of penguin research that, by the novel’s close, its thrilling action and high intensity would have me gasping for breath, I would have been skeptical. That’s what’s impressive about this novel, though…
Book Review Daniel D’Angelo
I have no love (nor hate, to be fair) for country music or folk singers, and zero involvement in their history. I have, therefore, no idea who Hank Williams is other than the, at times seemingly purposeless, subject of Abraham Smith’s second poetry collection…