Blog Archives

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

This Dream the World: New and Selected Poems

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A review of Carolyne Wright’s This Dream the World: New and Selected Poems published by Lost Horse Press in September 2017.

Issue 23 | Fall 2019

A Family Is a House

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A review of Dustin Pearson's debut collection published by C&R Press in March 2019

Issue 22 | Summer 2019

The Martin Chronicles

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A review of John Fried's debut novel published by Grand Central Publishing in January 2019

Issue 22 | Summer 2019

All Roads Lead to Blood

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A review of Bonnie Chau's short stories published by Santa Fe Writers Project

Issue 21 | Winter 2019

Wild Milk

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Brief review of Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories published by Dorothy, a publishing project

Issue 20 | Fall 2018

Lovepain

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Brief review of Curtis Smith's novel published by Braddock Avenue Books

Issue 20 | Fall 2018

Communion

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Brief review of Nashon Cook's collection published by Shabda Press

Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey

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A few years ago, Stephen Dunn and I tackled the issue of the aesthetic of irony that has dominated postmodern poetry. About this aesthetic, I think David Foster Wallace put it best in Infinite Jest, “What passes for hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really human since to …