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Documenting Existence: Deed by Justin Wymer

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Wymer is grappling with survival, with the cost of the duplicity of identity.

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Still Wouldst Thou Sing: Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal

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Figures from antiquity—those masks of learned, privileged poets—are rendered utterly contemporary, down to earth.

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Identity Politics and the English Language: Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times

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Who “owns” the English language?

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Beloved Names and Incantatory Powers: heidi andrea restrepo rhodes’s The Inheritance of Haunting

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And so it is an exorcism, yes, but also a song.

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The Cost of Liberation: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Patsy’s imagined freedom in America, she discovers almost immediately, was an illusion.

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Identity as a Hall of Mirrors: Descent by Lauren Russell

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This book is a marriage of the real world and the imagination, the nexus of nonfiction and fiction.

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The World Is on Fire: Living Weapon by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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A democratic art, the poet says, will take us through. Come November, vote.

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The Privilege of Anxiety: Mark O’Connell’s Notes from an Apocalypse

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What does our “future-dread,” as O’Connell puts it, show us about our own lives in the present?

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Reclaiming History from the Bigots: Jill Lepore’s This America

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History itself is not so conveniently tidy, and neither is this book.

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Girl Power: Quan Barry’s We Ride Upon Sticks

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But this is We Ride Upon Sticks: someone’s perm falls out, someone becomes prom queen.

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Homage as Provocation: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Sansei and Sensibility

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Pretend you are Austen. Enact an Austen novel. And what will happen?

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The Complications of #MeToo: Mary Gaitskill’s This Is Pleasure

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Quin, too, must make sense of his behavior and the consequences.

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A Poetic Smorgasbord: A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Each sentence is calculated; each word explodes.

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A Fantastic Communion: Renaissance Normcore by Adèle Barclay

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Salt—the speaker’s only remains, after she dives into the ocean and sets herself free of the past.

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Trauma as Inheritance: Adam P. Frankel’s The Survivors

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The survivor is left to ponder whom he has become.

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Quiet, Radical Defiance: The Equivalents by Maggie Doherty

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Education, work, study: these were not simply a means to an end.

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