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Recent Poetry Reviews

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The Tradition

By Jericho Brown

What’s more, Brown’s development of the “duplex”—a sonnet-like repetitive form, whose name recalls apartment-style housing—showcases...

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Age of Glass

By Anna Maria Hong

Hong's literary landscape is the sonnet. All but three poems riff on this form. Hong's...

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The Trailhead

By Kerri Webster

The body knows, can achieve this knowledge through mythic journeys and discipline, but there’s a...

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Near/Miss

By Charles Bernstein

Instead, lines, and the rhetoric that they contain, shuffle forward and back, make progress...

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Recent Fiction Reviews

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To the Bones

By Valerie Nieman

The tense and atmospheric story, enlivened by Celtic lore, Appalachian legends, and killer zombies, captures...

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Nevada Days

By Bernardo Atxaga, translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Bernardo Atxaga (1951-) is unquestionably Basque Country’s most prominent author in terms of editorial success...

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Smoke City

By Keith Rosson

Set in modern-day America, Rosson’s impressive, character-driven fantasy is focused on two tortured souls, both...

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The Islands

By William Wall

Wall examines the darker alleys of human existence and the more questionable seams of Irish...

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Aerialists

By Mark Mayer

In Mark Mayer’s impressive debut collection of short stories, a circus or aerialist never actually...

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Recent Nonfiction Reviews

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Adiós to My Parents

By Héctor Aguilar Camín, translated by Chandler Thompson

Aguilar Camín varnishes his sentences with great perceptiveness and lyrical grace, and there is an...

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