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Book Review

Becoming Dangerous

by Claire Foster

The twenty-one authors who contributed to "Becoming Dangerous" are witchy and wise, “a coven of weird women playing and sharing with one another.” This essay collection describes the many ways that women, femmes, and non-binary... Read More

Book Review

All the Fierce Tethers

by Monica Carter

“Metaphors get compromised. Get eroded and need updating. Rerouting. Reconstituting,” writes Lia Purpura. This is just one of the luminous themes mined in her glittering new essay collection "All the Fierce Tethers". In prose that is... Read More

Book Review

Go Ahead in the Rain

by Peter Dabbene

Hanif Abdurraqib views the legacy of a classic and respected rap group through a distinctly personal lens in Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. As the subtitle might imply, Abdurraqib’s book doesn’t attempt an... Read More

Book Review

Thick

by Rebecca Hussey

Combining personal experiences with scholarly insight, Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Thick: And Other Essays is essential reading for our times. These essays examine race, feminism, and culture with fierce intelligence. The collection... Read More

Book Review

All the Wild Hungers

by Katie Asher

Achingly sad and incredibly beautiful, Karen Babine’s "All the Wild Hungers" is a welcoming invitation to dinner, family, and laughter, evoking a warm, full kitchen and good company. The essays follow Babine through the discovery and... Read More

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