Don’t Judge a Book…


In the Court of Po Biz, I tend to relate to the jester.

Over at Entropy, John Yohe does some quick name-checking and decides, a little cynically, by the blurb, that Robyn Schiff’s new book, A Woman of Property, is going to be “Serious Poetry.” He finds himself happily corrected, and surprised: Schiff, unaffected, lets us right in to a sense of meaning both larger and more personal.

Kirstin Allio is currently a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University. Her story collection, Clothed, Female Figure comes out with Dzanc in 2016. Her novel, Garner (Coffee House), was a finalist for the LA Times Book Award for First Fiction. She has received the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and has published many short stories, poems, and essays. More from this author →