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Nazaré

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In JJ Amaworo Wilson’s vibrant novel "Nazaré", a tyrannical regime meets its match in a compassionate teenager who seems to command the waves. For four generations, the vicious men of the Matanza family have ruled Balaal, sowing fear... Read More

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Say What You Will

by Matt Sutherland

Some twinkles transcend the page; Len Krisak will stop at nothing to roll your eyes, jelly your belly, and lift your better spirits. With degrees from the University of Michigan and Brandeis University, Krisak spent thirty-five years... Read More

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All the Names Given

by Matt Sutherland

If the ability to hold two opposing thoughts at the same time and still function is a sign of intellect, what are we to make of Raymond Antrobus’s depth of awareness, originality, and empathy—all turned inside out and refracted into... Read More

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The Girl Singer

by Matt Sutherland

Poetry is always looking for voices from the wilderness, and with her country music cool, Southeastern Kentucky’s Marianne Worthington is a fitting, masterful voice for Appalachia. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX,... Read More

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Habitus

by Matt Sutherland

Born and raised on the island of Curaçao, raised in the Netherlands, Radna Fabias practices her craft in the spirit of a strangers and strangeness, liberty and lyricism, truth and transience. This debut collection, translated into... Read More

Book Review

You Better Be Lightning

by Matt Sutherland

When performing their poetry, sung on high stage, an ancient power is unleashed and listeners look to Andrea Gibson as divine. The first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, Gibson is the queer author of How Poetry Can Change Your... Read More

Book Review

A Particular Madness

by Catherine Thureson

Sheldon Russell’s heartbreaking historical novel "A Particular Madness" is set in midcentury rural Oklahoma. Jacob is the second child in a poor farming family. Much of his childhood is spent in isolation. He has little interest in, or... Read More

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