Fall 2023 Online Edition

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The Have-Not Mystery: An Interview with Jim Feast

In this conversation about his new novel Karl Marx Private Eye, Jim Feast discusses the tradition of literature of the have-nots, and tells some stories about infamous literary happenings by the Unbearables.

Interviewed by John Wisniewski


A Centennial Celebration: James Schuyler

The recent centenary of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Schuyler's birth should encourage readers to discover (or rediscover) his extraordinary work.

By W. C. Bamberger

Jim Starlin and Warlock

Decades after its creation in the 1960s, Warlock remains an impressive example of Jim Starlin’s early work and tenure in the comics medium.

By David Beard


Rather than trying to restore a lost original, Sophus Helle’s version of Enheduana’s poetry allows us to stay aware of the level of translation the poems incarnate.

Reviewed by Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte



Shy marks another development in Max Porter’s singular, polyphonic style, distinguishing itself as his most urgent book yet.

Reviewed by Sam Downs

The Liar

A Danish classic, The Liar by Martin A. Hansen (translated by Paul Larkin) will lead readers to marvel at how intricate storytelling and human life can be.

Reviewed by Paul Houe

The Nightmare Man

With powerful characterization surrounding a central mystery, J.H. Markert's The Nightmare Man is an entertaining read for horror and suspense fans.

Reviewed by Ryan Tan


The Lyric Essay as Resistance

A recent anthology edited by Zoë Bossiere and Erica Trabold explores the lyric essay's new ranges of shapes and impulses.

Reviewed by Garin Cycholl

The Big Myth

In their latest book, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway point out that dislike of government and antagonism towards science, labor unions, and social programs are neither coincidental nor unplanned.

Reviewed by George Longenecker

The End of Reality

In his newest book, Jonathan Taplin sees the United States as going down a dangerous road of what he calls “techno-determinism.”

Reviewed by Doug MacLeod


One Bent Twig

In her newest collection, Tricia Knoll offers a worthy addition to the poetry of trees.

Reviewed by George Longenecker

The Dog Years of Reeducation

History and memory swirl and converge as Jianqing Zheng’s poems trace the profound personal and political transitions of the Cultural Revolution.

Reviewed by Michael Antonucci

Emerald Wounds

French poet Joyce Mansour’s Emerald Wounds, translated by Emilie Moorhouse, presents a world ripe with magic, the kind that exalts and transforms by the power of words.

Reviewed by Allan Graubard


In Motherfield, translated by Valzhyna Mort and Hanif Abdurraqib, Belarusian poet Julia Cimafiejeva develops a concept of bleak, devastated embodiment.

Reviewed by Jessica Johnson

Nachoem M. Wijnberg

This poet's approach doesn’t require new forms to astonish; his singular voice makes existing forms seem new.

Reviewed by Thomas Moody


The Bomb

Although a history of the atomic bomb might sound like an odd fit for a graphic book, the authors of The Bomb: The Weapon That Changed the World make the medium seem ideal.

Reviewed by John Bradley