I love this collection's demanding ghosts and profane angels.
Reviews of books and other forms of literature
Bloodwarm is a triumph of formal elaboration.
How and where do you draw the line between self-deception and lying?
How does one adjust to the dark? How does a poet remain a poet? If one isn’t actively producing and publishing, are they truly a poet?
Robert Vaughan’s Askew is a collection built from a heart that knows why it beats.
Gass’s new novel, Middle C, is likely to strike most readers as less dependent on language games, but such an impression would ultimately be only superficial.
Book review: H.W. Brands's The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr lays out the details of Burr’s lifetime in short, swiftly moving chapters.
A major risk for any author—especially one whose main theme involves human consciousness—is overusing certain techniques and letting the voices of characters overlap and repeat.
Of all the preposterous faux vehicle manuals out there, Christopher Boucher’s How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive has to be the most ridiculous.
If flash fiction appeals to a new, attenuated attention span among some readers, Diane Williams's stories reward expanded attention and encourage rereading.