Book Reviews

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  • Genghis Chan on Drums

    Genghis Chan on Drums

    By John Yau

    Whenever I read John Yau’s poetry or fiction, I am reminded of Johannes Gӧransson’s “foreigner,”...

    $17.95
  • Trickster Academy

    Trickster Academy

    By Jenny L. Davis

    With a wry humor that softens reality’s hard edges, the poems in Jenny L. Davis’s...

    $16.95
  • Asylum

    Asylum

    By Nina Shope

    Asylum is novelist Nina Shope’s disturbing and complex story of how men control women’s bodies...

    $16.95
  • Prelude

    Prelude

    By Brynne Rebele-Henry

    The poems in Prelude by Brynne Rebele-Henry strike like lightening on the night sky, with...

    $18
  • The Light That Burns Us

    The Light That Burns Us

    By Jazra Khaleed

    The suffering and displacement of refugees from the brutal Syrian civil war are given agency...

    $16
  • Abacus of Loss

    Abacus of Loss

    By Sholeh Wolpé

    When circumstances change, we change. As with any organism, a human’s survival is predicated on...

    $13.46
  • Possums Run Amok

    Possums Run Amok

    By Lora Lafayette

    In Possums Run Amok, teenager Lora Lafayette hitchhikes to destinations unknown, striving to quench her...

    $16.95
  • Seeking Fortune Elsewhere

    Seeking Fortune Elsewhere

    By Sindya Bhanoo

    The eight stories in Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, Sindya Bhanoo’s exquisite debut story collection, paint a...

    $26
  • I NEED MUSIC

    I NEED MUSIC

    By Anaïs Duplan

    The title of Anaïs Duplan’s latest book, I NEED MUSIC, makes a seemingly straightforward declaration,...

    $20
  • Earthly Delights

    Earthly Delights

    By Troy Jollimore

    One of the very few facts that should keep artists inspired to make more art...

    $45
  • North | Rock | Edge

    North | Rock | Edge

    By Susan Tichy

    There is a call to approach the remote corners of the world and know, for...

    $14.99
  • Cold Candies

    Cold Candies

    By Lee Young-Ju (translated by Jae Kim)

    In the prose poems that comprise Lee Young-Ju’s collection Cold Candies, the physical world is...

    $16
  • A Myth of Ariadne

    A Myth of Ariadne

    By Martha Ronk

    Martha Ronk’s A Myth of Ariadne examines our contemporary apathy toward war, casual violence, and...

    $14.99
  • Now you Know It All

    Now you Know It All

    By Joanna Pearson

    Now You Know It All, winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, reads more like...

    $23
  • Shit Cassandra Saw

    Shit Cassandra Saw

    By Gwen E. Kirby

    In Greek mythology, Apollo grants Trojan priestess Cassandra the power to prophesize the future, but...

    $17
  • The Thicket

    The Thicket

    By Kasey Jueds

    Kasey Jueds’s second collection, The Thicket, has intersecting emotional and imagistic arcs that reward the...

    $18