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Broom Broom Poems by Brecken Hancock Coach House Books, April 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1552452882 $17.95; 69pp. Reviewed by Michael Luke Benedetto   Brecken Hancock’s debut book of poetry Broom Broom is ...

Book Review: Broom Broom by Brecken Hancock

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  The Dream of the Great American Novel Nonfiction by Lawrence Buell Belknap Press, February 2014 ISBN-13: 978-0674051157 $39.95; 584pp. Reviewed by Clinton Peters   It's hard to encapsulate a ...

Book Review: The Dream of the Great American Novel by Lawrence Buell

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  The Other Side A Memoir by Lacy M. Johnson Tin House Books, July 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1935639831 $15.95; 232pp. Reviewed by Louise Krug Lacy M. Johnson’s extraordinary memoir The Other Side is an account ...

Book Review: The Other Side by Lacy M. Johnson

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The Year of the Rooster Poems by Noah Eli Gordon Ahsahta Press, May 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1934103401 $18; 144pp. Reviewed by Alyse Bensel   Noah Eli Gordon takes the epic narrative and runs with it in through ...

Book Review: The Year of the Rooster by Noah Eli Gordon

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O, Democracy! A Novel by Kathleen Rooney Fifth Star Press, April 2014 $24; 416pp. ISBN-13: 978-0984651092 Reviewed by Michelle Chan Brown O, Democracy! challenges in the best way. Intelligently plotted, ...

Book Review: O, Democracy! by Kathleen Rooney

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Hyperboreal Poems by Joan Naviyuk Kane University of Pittsburgh Press, October 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0822962625 $15.95; 80pp. Reviewed by Alyse Bensel   Winner of the 2012 Donald Hill Prize in Poetry, Joan ...

Book Review: Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane

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His Days Go By the Way Her Years Poems by Ye Mimi, translated by Steve Bradbury Anomalous Press, 2013 ISBN: 978-1939781215 Paper: $10; ebook: $5; 38pp. Reviewed by Tim Lantz In this bilingual chapbook of ten poems, ...

Book Review: His Days Go By the Way Her Years by Ye Mimi

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  I first encountered Peter Mountford’s writing in an article he wrote for Salon about selling furniture to celebrities in Los Angeles. The piece wasn’t too-cool-for school, but it also wasn’t sycophantic, the ...

Interview: Peter Mountford, Author of The Dismal Science

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Echo Lake A Novel by Letitia Trent Dark House Press, July 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1940430034 $15.95; 280pp. Reviewed by Natalie Sypolt   When Emily Collins learns that she’s inherited a house in Heartshorne, ...

Book Review: Echo Lake by Letitia Trent

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