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Spring 2017

INTERVIEWS

Dada After Dada: An Interview with Martin Nakell
Interviewed by David Moscovich
If Roland Barthes had aspired to verse, he would have written a book called IS by Martin Nakell.

Direct from the Heart: a video interview with Red Pine
Before a Minneapolis reading from his new book Finding Them Gone: Visiting China's Poets of the Past, Bill Porter (AKA Red Pine) sat down with Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer and author James Lenfestey to discuss his beginnings as a translator and how the best poetry comes directly from the heart.

FEATURES

From the Backlist

On Borrowed Wings
Chandra Prasad
What if the first woman to attend Yale University did so in the mid-1930s instead of decades later? Reviewed by Dennis Barone

POETRY REVIEWS

The Catch
Fiona Sampson
Simpson displays the minutiae of suburbia with frenetic energy, so even the calmest acts, from standing on a ferry and watching the shore to listening to animals scurry about as the sun sets, become chaotic. Reviewed by Kevin Holton

Save Twilight: Selected Poems
Julio Cortázar
This plump pocket-sized collection is an excellent introduction to Julio Cortázar’s compelling and varied poetic work. Reviewed by John M. Bennett 

handholding: 5 kinds
Tracie Morris
Poet Tracie Morris explores artistic collaboration with an assortment of artists through the spectrum of her own creative inquiry. Reviewed by Greg Bem

The Tornado is the World
Catherine Pierce
In poem after poem, Pierce raises the stakes on what might otherwise be the emotionally mundane. Reviewed by Allison Campbell 

FICTION REVIEWS

Before the Wind
Jim Lynch
Both family and the waters of Puget Sound figure prominently in Before the Wind, as grown and nearly-grown children grapple with their parents to set their own independent courses.  Reviewed by Daniel Picker

The Winged Histories
Sofia Samatar
Samatar’s second novel is an imagist epic fantasy, a feminist and anti-colonialist reworking of one of those spongy-thick novels with maps at the front. Reviewed by Jane Franklin

The Last Wolf & Herman
László Krasznahorkai
The acclaimed Hungarian author’s new novellas are a perfect introduction to Krasznahorkai’s unique and growing oeuvre. Reviewed by Alex Brubaker 

NONFICTION REVIEWS

The Home Place: Essays on Robert Kroetsch’s Poetry
Dennis Cooley
Cooley explores the long poems of western Canadian poet Robert Kroetsch, whose work chronicles not only his native prairie, but also the distinct shifts that propelled poetries in the Americas in the late twentieth century. Reviewed by Garin Cycholl

300 Arguments
Sarah Manguso
Manguso’s latest foray into nonfiction is part memoir, part advice, part laughter, and all unflinching honesty. Reviewed by Zoey Cole

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