Review: STRIPPER IN WONDERLAND by Derrick Harriell

Review: STRIPPER IN WONDERLAND by Derrick Harriell

Stripper in Wonderland Derrick Harriell 2017 LSU Press 72 pages Review by DIAMOND FORDE   While Derrick Harriell describes his third collection of poems, Stripper in Wonderland, as his most autobiographical work yet, the book’s greatest success is its myth-making....
Review: IN THE WOODS OF MEMORY by Shun Medoruma

Review: IN THE WOODS OF MEMORY by Shun Medoruma

In The Woods of Memory Shun Medoruma Translated by Takuma Sminkey 2017 Stone Bridge Press 208 pages Review by Riley Bingham   The island of Okinawa, largest of the Ryukyu Arc—dividing the East China Sea from the Philippine Sea—sits four-hundred miles from Kagoshima,...
Review: OF THIS NEW WORLD by Allegra Hyde

Review: OF THIS NEW WORLD by Allegra Hyde

Of This New World Allegra Hyde 2016 University of Iowa Press 124 pages Review by TYLER CORBRIDGE   Of This New World, the debut collection of short stories from Allegra Hyde and winner of the 2016 John Simmons Award from the University of Iowa Press, is a book about...
Review: LIKE A BEAST by Carly Joy Miller

Review: LIKE A BEAST by Carly Joy Miller

Like a Beast Carly Joy Miller Winner of the 2016 Rick Campbell Chapbook Award Anhinga Press 28 pages   Review by M.K. FOSTER   Though it ‘be but little, it is fierce’— Carly Joy Miller’s debut, prize-winning chapbook makes no bones about the bloody love-hate...
Review: DADDY ISSUES by Alex McElroy

Review: DADDY ISSUES by Alex McElroy

Daddy Issues Alex McElroy 2017 The Cupboard Pamphlet 72 pages Review by JEREMY BURKE   The stories in Alex McElroy’s Daddy Issues deal frequently with masculinity, memory, and the loss of the past. These stories predate the 2016 election, but the way that the...
Review: LIGHT INTO BODIES by Nancy Chen Long

Review: LIGHT INTO BODIES by Nancy Chen Long

Light Into Bodies Nancy Chen Long  2017 University of Tampa Press 108 pages Review by SARAH LANDRY “Light Into Bodies,” Nancy Chen Long’s debut full-length poetry collection, rests at the crux of occurrence and intention, of panicked flight and calculated design....