Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Ascent by Matt Bialer Bizarro Pulp Press. 2014. Sometimes you have to start at the beginning. To move up. To get lifted. To ascend. At the end of Matt Bialer’s epic poem, Ascent, there is a wedding, a Jewish wedding, the bride and groom lifted in chairs, the ancient...
Review of Trey Moody’s Thought That Nature

Review of Trey Moody’s Thought That Nature

Thought That Nature by Trey Moody Sarabande Books, 2014   Trey Moody’s Thought That Nature, winner of the 2012 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry (selected by Cole Swensen), shows a poet moved deeply by the mysterious relationship between Self and world. Take the...
On the Perils and Power of Ergodic Literature

On the Perils and Power of Ergodic Literature

On the Perils and Power of Ergodic Literature: A Review of The Familiar by Mark Z. Danielewski Pantheon. 2015. 880 pp.   Mark Z. Danielewski’s excellent new novel The Familiar was published by Pantheon this week. Danielewski gave a lecture in New York City where...
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