Fall 2020

INTERVIEWS

Fictions within Fictions: An Interview with Will Heinrich
As the son of a sculptor and now the husband of an artist, Heinrich has always been closely connected to the art world; his latest novel, The Pearls, is a breathless look at the post-WWI art scene in New York City.
Interviewed by Will Corwin

COMICS REVIEWS

Rusty Brown
Chris Ware
Rusty Brown, the slippery eponymous character of Chris Ware’s latest masterful graphic novel, first appeared in 2001, but ends up here a boy who vanishes into the overall narrative like an ephemeral snowflake. Reviewed by Steve Matuszak

CHAPBOOK REVIEWS

The World Has Been Empty Since the Postcard: Fourteen Polemical Postcards
Simon Cutts
This unique chapbook showcases fourteen “polemical” postcards, with accompanying commentary, by the British poet, artist, editor, and publisher Simon Cutts. Reviewed by Ross Hair

NONFICTION REVIEWS

Pain Studies
Lisa Olstein
Poet Lisa Olstein describes coping with a mind-boggling nine-and-a-half years of migraines and her search for relief. Reviewed by John Wall Barger

POETRY REVIEWS

Alisoun Sings
Caroline Bergvall
The closing volume of Caroline Bergvall’s acclaimed trilogy focuses on medieval English, ecopoetics, feminism, and the power of personal and collective voice. Reviewed by Greg Bem

FICTION REVIEWS

Death in Her Hands
Ottessa Moshfegh
Once again masterfully setting the innocuous and the poisonous side by side, Ottessa Moshfegh offers a slow-burn thriller with her fourth book, Death in Her Hands. Reviewed by Erin Lewenauer