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The Moravian Night
by Peter Handke
Reading a new novel by Peter Handke is like taking a month-long walk in the woods: You know it's going to be hard and some stretches will be dull, but you also know there will be surprises along the way. Reviewed by John Toren

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event update
Lit Community Picnic
Yup, we’re throwing a noontime shindig in The Commons on June 17 to celebrate the Twin Cities’ famed literary community: details here.

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poetry review
Linthead Stomp
by Tim Earley
With a title that evokes the old south, Linthead Stomp writhes and seethes like a briar of barbed wire. Reviewed by Kent Weigle

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fiction review
The Best American Science Fiction
and Fantasy 2016

edited by Karen Joy Fowler
Readers of speculative fiction will recognize authors such as Kelly Link, Sofia Samatar, and Ted Chiang—but this anthology is diverse and includes some uncommon names as well. Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller

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poetry review
Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems
by Connie Wanek
Wanek’s deft use of language, combined with an attitude of wonder, breaks down the artificial borders between self and other, natural and human. Reviewed by Edward A. Dougherty