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Take Nothing

by Matt Sutherland

The poet and the naturalist view wilderness with a different set of lenses, ’tis true, but each discipline is much improved when informed by the other—as proven by Thoreau. Deborah Pope shifts back and forth as the moment calls for,... Read More

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In Accelerated Silence

by Matt Sutherland

As the poet takes her own sweet hold of space-time, the Higgs field, electron clouds, fusion, and dark matter, she tethers the universe’s greatest mysteries to matters of the heart. A recipient of an Artist Trust Grant and a Centrum... Read More

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The Willies

by Matt Sutherland

“Finally, the poem I will not write.” With such an opener, Adam Falkner dares to let go of his debut collection. Most every image and sentiment to follow feels unburdening, like a rebirth. Falkner’s work has appeared on HBO, NBC,... Read More

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You Look Something

by Danielle Ballantyne

Questions of body image, sexuality, family, and racial identity are raised in Jessica Mehta’s novel "You Look Something". When Julia moves from a small community college to a university in Portland, she immerses herself in every... Read More

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Coming Up for Air

by Michelle Anne Schingler

From the turn of the twentieth century into the present, the defiant and vivacious characters of Sarah Leipciger’s "Coming Up for Air" refuse to be suffocated by others’ expectations. In Paris, the haunting death mask of an unknown... Read More

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The Unseen

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Chronicling one generation of a hardscrabble island family’s life, Roy Jacobsen’s novel "The Unseen" is a pearlescent tribute to the alchemy of the sea. Ingrid, a bright-eyed child whose laughter is her family’s solace, is born on... Read More

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