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READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Callum McSorley

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Dave Cook and Craig Paton Killtopia #1 The first volume of new cyberpunk comic series Killtopia by Scottish writer and artist team Dave Cook and Craig Paton is a joyous celebration of the history… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Victoria Min-Yi Wang

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Ilse Aichinger Der Gefesselte  This 1953 collection of short stories remains true to the spirit of the short story in that the narratives are almost certain to end realistically, often, inevitably, in death,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY SHERI BENNING

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SHERI BENNING‘s third collection of poetry, The Season’s Vagrant Light: New and Selected Poems, was published by Carcanet Press in 2015. She’s published two books in Canada: Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books) and Earth After Rain (Thistledown Press).… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Daniel Bosch

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My critical thinking courses usually center on analysis of visual objects, and this means that twice every year, fall and spring, I re-read Ways of Seeing, John Berger‘s 1972 multi-modal masterpiece avant la lettre, and every time I… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Rebecca DeWald

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Hans Fallada, Jeder stirbt für sich allein (Aufbau, 2018 [1947]) My first Read of 2018 is also the first book I read in 2018, which is a blessing and a curse: a good,… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Douglas Irving

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Julia Schoch, Mit der Geschwindigkeit des Sommers (Piper, 2009) Julia Schoch’s 2009 Mit der Geschwindigkeit des Sommers [With the Speed of Summer] opens with the narrator announcing her sister’s death, which she dissects… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Jock Stein

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Tomas Sedlacek, Economics of Good and Evil, translated by Douglas Arellanes (Oxford University Press, 2011) All three titles have something to do with poetry, in very different ways. The first is Economics of… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Rebecca Varley-Winter

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Patricia Lockwood, Priestdaddy (Allen Lane, 2017) I technically read Patricia Lockwood’s memoir, PRIESTDADDY, in 2017, but still find myself recommending it to everyone I meet. Drawing on her family life (she is the… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Richard Price

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Amy Chazkel, Laws of Chance: Brazil’s Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life (Duke University Press, 2011) I have been interested in Brazil since a school project in primary school. And… Continue reading

FROM MECHANISMS, TOWARDS THE HUMAN BODY: ALISON GRAHAM REVIEWS TIMOTHY OGENE’S ‘DESCENT & OTHER POEMS’

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Timothy Ogene Descent & Other Poems (Deerbrook Editions, 2016) Review by Alison Graham The word descent encompasses many possibilities, affording breadth as well as depth. What kind is happening here? The word might… Continue reading

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