Shastri Akella considers the utility and limits of metonymy in Sabina Murray’s "The Human Zoo."
On Reading Fleur Jaeggy’s Sweet Days of Discipline
Greg Gerke follows the literary lineage of Fleur Jaeggy's "Sweet Days of Discipline."
The Many Queens of Zenglish: Queenzenglish.mp3: poetry | philosophy | performativity by Kyoo Lee (ed.)
Georgina Colby investigates the many forms, pathways, and evolutions of the English language in Kyoo Lee's edited anthology "Queenzenglish.mp3."
Seemingly Irresolvable Traumas: Reading Rachel Rose’s The Octopus Has Three Hearts
Karim Alrawi looks at trauma and redemption in Rachel Rose’s recent short story collection "The Octopus Has Three Hearts."
“It’s the Black House Now!”: Mansoor Adayfi’s Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo
Erin L. Thompson examines the poignant yet playful recollections in Mansoor Adayfi’s memoir "Don’t Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo."
Shame, Class and Sexuality in Contemporary France: Édouard Louis’ Socio-Political Autofiction
Esmé O'Keeffe synthesizes the themes in Édouard Louis' early works.
The Art of Temporal Resistance
Karla Kelsey inspects the interrelation of ecology and time in Cole Swensen's "Art in Time."
Redemption Through Reciprocity in Apology to the Young Addict
"Throughout the book there is a hesitancy on the part of Brown to make any type of leap of faith, and yet I never stop believing in him."
Gone Broody: Grief and Care in Jackie Polzin’s Brood
Lynne Feeley investigates Jackie Polzin's interpretation of motherhood and unavoidable loss.
The Humility of Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams
Mary Perera unwinds the strands of nature and ephemeral thought in Barry Lopez’s 1980 essay collection "Arctic Dreams."