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poetry review

American Purgatory

by Rebecca Gayle Howell
In this collection of poems, Howell drops the reader into a dystopian world torn apart by industry and environmental cataclysm. Reviewed by Kent Weigle

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nonfiction review

Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

by Yiyun Li
In this collection of autobiographical essays, Yiyun Li writes about how the literature that formed her became her lifeline as she endured crushing feelings of isolation and suicidal depression. Reviewed by Donna Miele

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fiction review

I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories

by Noy Holland
In Holland’s recent new and selected, her language tilts and loops, diffuses and dissolves, and then reconstitutes itself into something other. Any message a reader might seek evades. Reviewed by Kate Berson

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fiction review

Men Without Women

by Haruki Murakami
In his recent collection of bizarre short stories, Murakami focuses on hetero-relationships marked by varying degrees of physical and psychological infidelity. Reviewed by Allan Vorda

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nonfiction review

Revisiting Allen Ginsberg

The Best Minds of My Generation & First Thought
Two recent publications offer unfiltered access to Ginsberg’s enthusiastic support for his friends and insight into the influences that drove him.  Reviewed by Patrick James Dunagan