Eli Burley on Mary Hickman: This Is the Homeland

This Is the Homeland, Mary Hickman. Ashahta Press (2015). POEMS FOR THE WAYWARD PILGRIM: MARY HICKMAN’S THIS IS THE HOMELAND As a surgical technologist assisting in open-heart surgery, Mary Hickman…

Hannah Karpinski on Billy-Ray Belcourt: This Wound is a World

This Wound is a World, Billy-Ray Belcourt. Frontenac House (2017). In her essay “Queer Feelings,” from The Cultural Politics of Emotion, Sara Ahmed writes, “Sexual orientation involves bodies that leak…

Emily Zuberec on Jen George: The Babysitter at Rest

The Babysitter at Rest, Jen George. Dorothy Project (2016) Writing a review for the five stories that comprise Jen George’s debut collection, The Babysitter at Rest, has been somewhat of…

Eli Burley on Erín Moure: Planetary Noise

Planetary Noise, Erín Moure. Wesleyan University Press (2017). MOURE INTERPRETING THE SEMIOTIC BODY Planetary Noise—a new collection of Erín Moure’s poetry edited and with an introduction by Shannon Maguire—engages in…

Malaea Ergina & Hannah Karpinski on Daphne Marlatt: Intertidal

Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1968–2008, Daphne Marlatt. Talon Books (2017). We went to see Daphne Marlatt read as part of Writers Read before we got our hands on her…

Alexei Perry Cox on Jen George: The Babysitter at Rest

The Babysitter at Rest, Jen George. Dorothy Project (2016). IT’S A DELICATE MATTER TO BE A DIFFICULT WOMAN Clarice Lispector never understood why readers found her work opaque. The fact…

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