Alisha Dukelow on Anne Boyer: A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

 A Handbook of Disappointed Fate, Anne Boyer. Ugly Duckling Presse (2018). Against late capitalism’s yes, cruelly optimistic in its desire for automatonic affirmation of its circulation and law, Anne Boyer’s…

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…

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…

Tatum Howey on Erín Moure: Planetary Noise

Planetary Noise, Erín Moure. Wesleyan University Press (2017). THE PROXIMITY EFFECT OF ERÍN MOURE   Proximity effect is what happens when a microphone is held too close to a sound…

Kyla Kaplan-Chinard on The Purpose Pitch

The Purpose Pitch, Kathryn Mockler. Mansfield Press (2015). Kathryn Mockler’s chaotic third collection of poetry, The Purpose Pitch, irradiates the deep strangeness of our modern world. The collection embraces various…

(NOT) GIRLS AND (MAD)WOMEN: Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young Girl and Kate Zambreno’s Heroines

Review by Heather Cromarty A little less then ten years after her first video, where she played the perfect conception of a virgin-whore, Britney Spears seemingly lost her mind. By…

Reading and Thinking: Lisa Robertson’s “Nilling.”

Nilling is a book about books. It is a book about reading and a book about thinking, because for Lisa Robertson the two cannot be so easily teased apart. And…

The Limbless and Resolute in Kotsilidis’ Hypotheticals

Hypotheticals Leigh Kotsilidis, Coach House Books Appropriately, the first poem in Leigh Kotsilidis’ debut poetry collection, Hypotheticals, is “Origins.” Echoing against the book’s epigraph—“In the beginning there was nothing, which…

Inter(re)view: I Burn Paris – A conversation with translator Soren A. Gauger.

I Burn Paris was written in a climate of uncertainty, nihilism, social and political upheaval, and precipitous change. The Great War had ended, the Bolsheviks were in power, Europe was…

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