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The Last Book I Loved: Re-reading Dana Levin’s Banana Palace in 2019

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In such a context, Dana Levin’s particular apocalypses deserve another look.

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Angry Reminders: Lee Ann Roripaugh’s Tsunami vs. the Fukushima 50

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Human beings like to make myths out of things we don’t understand.

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A Fierce Compassion: Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism

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WOMEN OF RESISTANCE recognizes this reality with fierce compassion, and a lot of really fine poetry.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Snail Mail’s Beloved Books

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Wherever I go out on tour, I always have a book with me, and another for when I’m finished.

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A Cleansing Tornado: Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff by Sara Borjas

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Undergirding all the truth about pain is the triumph that comes from having a heart like a window and a mouth like a cliff.

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A Hard-Won Love: NOS by Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman

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The child is born of them, yet is other to them; they work on behalf, and yet despite, and also against her.

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A Live Ember: Stephanie Strickland’s How the Universe Is Made

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Over time, Strickland’s lines themselves grow wild, less uniform in their patterns of indentation. Like root structures deep in the ground, they branch in many directions.

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Painful Celebrations: Five Books for National Poetry Month

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Every act of reading is inseparable from what the reader has encountered before.

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Melodic, Honorable Engagement: Ryan Vine, T. R. Hummer, and Norman Finkelstein

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Reading Vine, Hummer and Finkelstein, in an era in which people often feel almost flattened, we rise.

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Peripheral Terror: Total Recall by Samantha Giles

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There is horror in how a memory can be altered or rendered “false” by exterior forces.

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Unsung Choices: Blue Rose by Carol Muske-Dukes

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Can women ever fully escape the restrictions upon them, the risk to their bodies that comes from being born female?

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A Subjective Magic: Jenny Boully’s Betwixt-and-Between

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Boully splays open her own torso and readers divine what they need to from the spill of her organs.

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An Important Book: Inheriting the War edited by Laren McClung

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There is no escape from the cradle of this shame.

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New-Old, Old-New: Erica Dawson’s When Rap Spoke Straight to God

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Dawson plays with many tropes—light and dark, the spiritual vs. the corporeal—while questioning the everyday myths that surround us.

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