Book Review: The Bitter...

By Beret Olsen
The Bitter Kind is sixty-eight pages of legend, lemons, ghosts, and begonias, shifting deftly between genre and perspective.

Book Review: The Inexpl...

By Beret Olsen
Chuck Augello's new book, The Inexplicable Grey Space Called Love, enthralled by the magic of words, potent even when I couldn’t fully understand them. Perhaps meaning cannot ever be seen in simple terms.

Review: For Girls Forge...

By Beret Olsen
Molly Fuller's new book, For Girls Forged by Lightning, is as ferocious as it is lyrical. This collection of 51 short pieces of "prose and other poems" is beautiful and brutal. Remember to breathe.

Book Review: Anthropolo...

By Andrea Daniels
If this is a cultural study of a tribe, it’s a tribe with one cuckolded male and 101 beautiful women, virtually all of whom treat his heart with the sentimentality of an ashtray.

Book Review: 420 Charac...

By Paul Strohm
For those who didn't know his primary work, this volume's accompanying illustrations reveal Lou Beach as a collage-maker and graphic surrealist, an accomplished maestro of dream-like juxtapositions and mixed surface-depth relations.

Sportin’ Jack: A Guarde...

By Alex Zwerdling
A hundred hundred-worders? I was expecting something less ambitious in such a tightly restricted form.