Welcome to the FALL 2012 Online Edition
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Poet and children’s storybook author Matthea Harvey discusses what inspires her to create resonating poems, pet glaciers, giant snowflakes, and more.
Laird Hunt discusses the crafting of his new novel, Kind One, a chilling tale of redemption and human endurance in antebellum America.
Bell discusses his new book of stories about parents enduring the apocalypses of children.
Clickthrough Culture and Difficult Literature
David Huntsperger takes a close look at some challenging literature through the lens of our Internet-saturated, attention-challenged world.
on Jennifer Egan's "Black Box"
Egan’s 8,500-word story, released earlier this summer over a 10-day serialization on Twitter, was met with much hand wringing by those worried about The Fate of the Book.
Robert Kelly & Contemporary American Poetry
A look at Robert Kelly's particular poetic genius.
To “read” this textless book, one needs a computer, a web browser, and a web cam. Reviewed by Abraham Avnisan
In this new collection, the award-winning Uschuk views the poem as a vehicle for fierce engagement with the body and its social realities. Reviewed by Sean Thomas Dougherty
Poet Chad Sweeney translates the ethereal, hypnotic, often surreal poetry of his Spanish ancestor, Juan Sweeney de las Minas de Cobre. Reviewed by Jeff Alessandrelli
In this powerful collection, Amadon conjures up the dark and destitute side of Connecticut’s capital. Reviewed by Chris Vola
In this ambitious first collection, Diaz takes on the challenges faced by her native American Indian culture. Reviewed by James Naiden
Motika’s first full-length book of poems sets itself firmly at the edge of Western American innovation, with impressive results. Reviewed by Gillian Conoley
This fortieth-anniversary expanded edition should reawaken interest in Welch's Buddhist- and Beat-inflected work. Reviewed by Maria Damon
Bherwani’s terse and incisive anthology of “twenty-one modern and contemporary resident Indian poets” forms the better part of the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of the Atlanta Review. Reviewed by Graziano Krätli
While Maso’s writing is characterized as lush and otherworldly, her latest book is also grounded in our political and historical moment. Reviewed by Laura Winton
Robinson’s 2312 performs beautifully as both a love story and a solar-system-spanning travelogue. Reviewed by William Alexander
O’Connor’s dynamic and remarkable portrait of Tanaquil “Tanny” Le Clercq, dancer and fifth wife to George Balanchine, investigates the cost of being a muse. Reviewed by Erin Lewenauer
In this delectably blood curdling and final fiction, Fuentes depicts an ageless wanderer transported to modern-day Mexico City. Reviewed by Vladislav Davidzon
This debut collection of stories recalls a lost, mythical world of 1950s American pop culture and its aftermath. Reviewed by Stephen Delaney
Recently admitted into the UK's Penguin Modern Classics, we take another look at this masterpiece of spousal repression. Reviewed by Malcolm Forbes
Originally published over 150 years ago, this remarkable classic of American visionary literature has been rescued from obscurity. Reviewed by Gregory Stephenson
The first critical survey of black superheroes, Super Black takes Nama’s childhood passion and examines it through cultural, historical, and literary lenses. Reviewed by Isaac Butler
Katy Masuga attempts to rescue Henry Miller from oblivion with two new critical studies of the controversial author. Reviewed by Greg Bachar
This no-holds-barred memoir by a former nun focuses on her struggles to overcome her sexual desire. Reviewed by Chris Beal
Retired Reuters correspondent Mooney relates the humorous yet profound experience of his 1400-mile journey on foot from Essex to Rome. Reviewed by John Toren
Slovenian philosopher and social critic Slavoj Žižek takes on the failures of power structures that cannot contain or incorporate the multiplicities of society, allowing ripe conditions for revolution. Reviewed by Jim Kozubek
Kippenberger’s sister reveals the multifaceted artist who thrived on disruption and made a business of creating art from unlikely, quotidian objects. Reviewed by Erika Stevens
This gripping and unconventional memoir follows Wilson’s story of sexual revelation and resolution after the emotional toll of caring for a suicidal mother. Reviewed by Scott F. Parker
In this ever-more-revelant book, Press writes about individuals who follow their conscience during the darkest times, from Nazi Germany to the present day. Reviewed by Edward A. Dougherty
With Tiny Homes, carpenter and writer Lloyd Kahn brings his gaze to bear on the elegance of limits in contemporary architecture. Reviewed by Niels Strandskov
Pure Filth, a collaborative work between Sotos and pornography icon Jamie Gillis, seeks to navigate the blurry divide between the lowest point of human imagination and the reality of perceived degradation. Reviewed by Cory Strand
Two decades in the making and over 850 pages in length, William Hjortsberg’s Jubilee Hitchhiker appears to be every bit of the big, epic, all-inclusive biography that Brautigan fans have long been anticipating. Reviewed by Mark Terrill
Bliss for a bibliophile, this “browse” through C.G. Jung’s library contains two hundred pages of photographed books that practically smell of stamped leather, ink, parchment, dye and paint. Reviewed by Nor Hall
Tony Judt and Timothy Snyder present their conversations on shifting currents of academic fashion and ideas that populated the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. Reviewed by John Toren
Rockwell combines a selection of her paintings with political reflections on a post-9/11 world. Reviewed by Evan Harris
Swimming Studies may be the first literary book entirely devoted to the grueling agonies and occasional ecstasies of competitive swimming. Reviewed by Justin Wadland
In this hybrid narrative, Knausgaard collages truth and fiction, revealing intimate details of the Norwegian author’s life much to the chagrin of his family and friends. Reviewed by Jay Orff