REVIEWS

Review: OVERPOUR by Jane Wong

Overpour Jane Wong 2016 Action Books 99 pages Review by RYAN BOLLENBACH In Jane Wong’s Ted Talk on her poetics of haunting, she says haunting is not “a matter of the past coming back, repressed…but is a productive and intentional act to go toward the ghost and rewrite...

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Review: A COLLAPSE OF HORSES by Brian Evenson

A Collapse of Horses Brian Evenson 2016 Coffee House Press 270 pages Review by MICHELLE MEYERS I have, on occasion, referred to this book by the wrong title, A Collapse of Horrors rather than A Collapse of Horses. I imagine the slip perhaps resulting from the...

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Review: BOY WITH THORN by Rickey Laurentiis

Boy with Thorn Rickey Laurentiis 2015 University of Pittsburgh Press (Pitt Poetry Series) 104 pages Review by DIAMOND FORDE When questioned about writer’s block in an interview for a 2016 Poets & Writers publication, Rickey Laurentiis responded, “My obsessions...

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Review: BINARY STAR by Sarah Gerard

Binary Star Sarah Gerard 2015 Two Dollar Radio 182 pages Review by REEM ABU-BAKER Sarah Gerard’s novel Binary Star plunges readers into the mind of its unnamed narrator as she struggles with anorexia and bulimia, road-trips around the States with her alcoholic...

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