The Interior Sidewalks of Mexico City

The Interior Sidewalks of Mexico City

The Interior Circuit Francisco Goldman Grove Atlantic, July 2014 Sidewalks Valeria Luiselli Coffee House Press, May 2014   Reading Francisco Goldman’s The Interior Circuit and Valeria Luiselli’s Sidewalks is like driving down the same highway twice, but in...
Review of You Must Remember This by Michael Bazzett

Review of You Must Remember This by Michael Bazzett

  Michael Bazzett’s first full-length collection, You Must Remember This (Milkweed Editions), shows a poet fluent in many registers. Though they range from irony to frightening sincerity, these poems are unified by their ability to make the familiar strange and...
Review of Videotape by Andrew Zawacki

Review of Videotape by Andrew Zawacki

[…]the ex-movie- plex, each raindrop a prism, its spectrum a trick of machine (“Track A Errormirror”)The life cycle of technology, it seems, begins with an idea of the future. This is followed shortly by obsolescence. What was once new becomes an embarrassing emblem,...
Review of We Did Not Fear the Father by Charles Fort

Review of We Did Not Fear the Father by Charles Fort

We did not fear the father as the barber who stood like a general in a white jacket with a green visor cap . . . // . . . We did not fear our father until he stooped in the dark. (“We Did Not Fear the Father”) As an entity, We Did Not Fear the Father might be summed...
Review of Creature by Amina Cain

Review of Creature by Amina Cain

  Amina Cain’s collection, Creature (Dorothy Project, 2013), owes great debts to the writing of Marguerite Duras and Clarice Lispector. Cain samples bits of their prose, and elsewhere mimics and tweaks their styles. Consider how Cain takes the stripped-down...