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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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Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic Poems by Chris Tysh Les Figues Press, October 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1934254479 $15; 144pp. Reviewed by Alyse Bensel One need not be familiar with Jean Genet’s 1943 debut novel Our ...

Book Review: Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic by Chris Tysh

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  The Last Animal Stories by Abby Geni Counterpoint Press, October 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1619021822 $24.00; 304pp. Reviewed by Alyse Bensel Across ten varied short stories, many of which are narrated by or ...

Book Review: The Last Animal by Abby Geni

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  Before I Burn A Novel by Gaute Heivoll, Translated by Don Bartlett Graywolf Press, 2013 $26.00; 307 pp. Reviewed by Daniel Pecchenino   Given the number of Scandinavian crime novels to wash up on ...

Book Review: Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll

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The Hypothetical Girl Stories by Elizabeth Cohen ISBN-13: 978-1590515822 Other Press, August 2013 $14.95; 256pp. Reviewed by Edmund Zagorin   Thematic short stories are often dangerously collected, ...

Book Review: The Hypothetical Girl by Elizabeth Cohen

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  Meaty Essays by Samantha Irby Curbside Splendor Publishing, October 2013 ISBN: 978-0988480421 $15.95; 250 pp. Reviewed by Renée K. Nicholson   In a collection as poignant as it is hilarious, ...

Book Review: Meaty by Samantha Irby

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