Suzette Mayr

Review: Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall

Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall, Suzette Mayr. Coach House Books (2017). It isn’t often we get to pair “campus novel” with “psychedelic,” yet here we are.…

David Bradford on Fred Moten: The Service Porch

The Service Porch, Fred Moten, Letter Machine Editions (2016). See, I’m extended contraband and longtime release pharmaceutical gift to the english department. “uc santa barbara and crenshaw follies”   grammar…

Kyle Flemmer on Derek Beaulieu: a, A Novel

a, A Novel, Derek Beaulieu. Jean Boîte Éditions (2017). As the first entry in Jean Boîte Éditions’ new series of Uncreative Writing, Derek Beaulieu’s lengthy erasure poem a, A Novel…

Rudrapriya Rathore on Kayla Czaga: For Your Safety Please Hold On

For Your Safety Please Hold On, Kayla Czaga. Nightwood Editions (2014). Kayla Czaga’s debut collection of poetry, For Your Safety Please Hold On, manages a balance in voice and tone that…

Kailey Havelock on Karen Connelly: Come Cold River

Come Cold River. Karen Connelly. Quattro Books (2013). aaaaaaNot a door or a window left of that time aaaaaaNothing to walk back inside aaaaaaonly recollections of people scattered aaaaaaaaaaaaanameless or…

Hannah Hackney on Suzannah Showler: Failure to Thrive

Failure to Thrive. Suzannah Showler. ECW Press (2014) There is a common thread running through these poems – fundamentally, the wry, desolate voice – but Showler’s dark debut collection reveals…

Jacob Wren on Leanne Simpson: Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back & Islands of Decolonial Love

Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence, Leanne Simpson (ARP Books, 2011)       Islands of Decolonial Love: Stories and Songs, Leanne Simpson (ARP…

David Walker on Craig Cotter: After Lunch with Frank O’Hara

After Lunch with Frank O’Hara, Craig Cotter (Chelsea Station Editions 2014) In 1959, Frank O’Hara published “Personism: A Manifesto”, a tongue-in-cheek essay that, for all its cynicism towards critical prose…

Trisha Low on Steven Zultanski’s Bribery and Brandon Brown’s Top 40

I guess there are certain things that one is obligated not to talk about in a book review, like one’s personal relationship to the authors of those books one is…

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