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 approach...
Slow Burn: Review of Double Agent by Michelle Chan Brown

Slow Burn: Review of Double Agent by Michelle Chan Brown

  Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent won the Kore Press First Book Prize, selected by Bhanu Kapil, in 2011. I received the book a few months book and was sad it took so long to get to me and so happy it finally did. “Apollo 11” is a poem that broke me apart into...
Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

Review of New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

    The poetry of David Lehman probably shouldn’t be as good as it is. Some of its features could lead a hurried, presumptuous reader to classify the poems as the secretions of a stodgy intellectual. There are allusions to works in the Western canon aplenty. A...