WELCOME to volume eight! It might look like we've been slacking off, but looks can be deceiving. We've simply decided to take things SLOW this time around. We want to enjoy each piece, savour it. That said, you can expect new content every Friday over the course of the next four weeks. Think of it as a mix-tape in the making. Friday Dance Breaks will never be the same!
With this issue we announce that Ken Babstock has joined us as contributing editor, Nick Papaxanthos is our assistant poetry editor, Bukem Reitmeyer is now editorial assistant, and Genevieve Robichaud steps up to assistant editor. There are more publications and events under the sun than we can cover: if you're looking to be a corespondent send us some ideas.
Bukem Reitmayer on Vivek Shraya: God Loves Hair
Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy on Indigenous Literatures: The Politics of the Invitation
Joey Yearous-Algozin on Trisha Low: The Compleat Purge
Eric Schmaltz on John Riddell: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell
Elisa Gabbert on Mary Karr, Julia Cohen, and Tori Amos: Against Against Decoration
Raymond de Borja on Sincerity
Geneviève Robichaud on Lucy Ives: Orange Roses
Zachariah Wells: "Nailing Down the Hard Parts"
Prathna Lor on Ron Silliman: Revelator
Jessica Langston on Joseph Boyden: The Orenda
Jason Feure: Two Short Takes on Eckerlin and Laporte
J'Lyn Chapman on Wallace Stevens: "Waving Adieu, Adieu, Adieu"
Kate Sterns on Claire Messud: The Woman Upstairs
Adam Sol on David B. Goldstein: "Laws of Rest"
Trisha Low on Nathaniel G. Moore: Savage 1986-2001
Eric Schmaltz on Stephen Collis: The Red Album
Christine Miscione on John Berryman: The Dream Songs
Max Karpinski on Jessica Bozek: The Tales
Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy in Conversation with Vera Wabegijig
Elvia Wilk in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter
Jordan Abel and Renée Saklikar in Conversation
Christine Walde: Two Poems
Alex Porco: Four sections from THE MINUTES
Jaime Forsythe: Two Poems
George Murray: Three Poems
Peter Gizzi: In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011
Michael Casteels: Two Poems and One Frog-Pond Sudoku
Prose and Narrative
Larry Tremblay: Obese Christ
Su Croll: Get it on. Bang a gong
Rae Spoon: Gender Failure