Julie Bruck’s Monkey Ranch and Steven Price’s Omens in the Year of the Ox

Monkey Ranch, Julie Bruck. Brick Books, 2012. Omens in the Year of the Ox, Steven Price. Brick Books, 2012. by Myna Wallin Monkey Ranch is Julie Bruck’s third collection of poetry…

Rachael Wyatt on Adam Dickinson’s The Polymers

The Polymers, Adam Dickinson.  Anansi, 2013. by Rachael Wyatt This book attracted me, initially, with its use of polymer plastics as a conceit for drawing a collection together. Even before…

Jocelyne Saucier’s And the Birds Rained Down

And the Birds Rained Down, Jocelyne Saucier. Transl. Rhonda Mullins, Coach House Books, 2012. by Adrienne Celt As I began organizing my thoughts for this piece, it became clear to me…

Investigating “Empty Middles”: A Critical Review of Gail Scott’s The Obituary

The Obituary, Gail Scott. Coach House Books, 2010. by Martin Schauss Midway through the ludicrously lucid précis on the back of the folding front-cover of my edition of Gail Scott’s…

The Difficulty of (Reading) Difficult Writing: Revisiting a Recent Panel and Attempting to Trigger Consideration to Other Perspective Framings.

The general aim of this “reportage” is to begin to put in relief some of the ongoing conversations put forth by the experimental writing community regarding the perceived lack of…

Theatres of the Catastrophal: A Conversation with Nathanaël

By Geneviève Robichaud On the occasion of the release of her most recent book, Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal (Nightboat Books, 2012), Nathanaël and I shared a conversation. Geneviève Robichaud: It is…

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