A look back at the books we’ve reviewed in 2018!
Tags: A Crown of Violets, A Different Physics, A Good Day for Seppuku, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Aaron Belz, Abigail Bereola, Ahsan Butt, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Aja Gabel, Akwaeke Emezi, Alex Cavanaugh, Alex Dimitrov, Alexander Chee, Alexandra Teague, Alfredo Flores, All You Can Ever Know, Allie Rowbottom, Allison Noelle Conner, Amelia Possanza, America Is Not the Heart, Amy Dresner, An American Marriage, Analicia Sotelo, anaphora, And Now We Have Everything, Anne Graue, August Kleinzahler, Back Talk, Barbara Berman, because, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, Bird Book, Blair Hurley, Body Full of Stars, book reviews, brandon hicks, Brian Clements, Bullets into Bells, Calypso, Carla Bruce-Eddings, Caro Macon, Carrying the Branch, Charles Bernstein, Chelsea Leu, Christian Anton Gerard, Christine No, Christopher Soto, Citizen Illegal, Claudia Castra Luna, Coming of Age at the End of Nature, Courtney Allison, Cristina Rey, dandelions, Danielle Lazarin, Daphne Kalotay, Davey Davis, david sedaris, Dean Rader, Denis Johnson, Diamond Forde, Diane Seuss, Dirty Plotte, Doing Harm, Echolocation, Edward Derby, Eileen G'Sell, Emily Burns Morgan, Emily Pérez, emma bolden, Erica Dawson, Erica Trabold, Erin Adair Hodges, Erin Moure, Evan Coles, Everyone Knows You Go Home, Fady Joudah, Fireworks in the Graveyard, Five Plots, Flights, florida, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Frank Johnson, Freshwater, Good and Mad, Good Bones, Hands That Break and Scar, Heads of Colored People, Hillary Made Up, Holdfast, How Lovely the Ruins, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, I Am I Am I Am, Ian MacAllen, Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa, ikya kandula, Inheriting the War, Inquisition, Interior States, Jac Jemc, Jaime Zuckerman, Jaimee Hills, James Davis May, Janna Klostermann, Jasminne Mendez, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jell-O Girls, Jenny Boully, Jenny George, Jenny Molberg, Joan Morgan, Joanna Luloff, Jonathan Crowl, Josef Kuhn, Josè Olivarez, Joshua Mensch, Joy Ladin, Julie Carr, Julie Doucet, Julie Dunlap, Julie Marie Wade, Kasey Jueds, kate braverman, Kate Greathead, Kazim Ali, Keegan Lester, Kevin Goodan, Kevin Mclellan, Kevin O'Kelly, Kevin Zambrano, Killing Marias, Kings of Broken Things, Kristi Carter, Kristin Chang, Kristin Hannah, Laren McClung, Laura & Emma, Laura Thorne, lauren groff, Lauren Morgan Whitticom, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Leni Zumas, Let's All Die Happy, Li-Young Lee, Libby Burton, Life After Rugby, Lisa Rosenberg, Lizzie Hutton, Maggie O'Farrell, Maggie Smith, Maikie Paje, María Isabel Álvarez, Maria Dahvana Headley, Maria Qamar, Marianne Kunkel, Marvels of the Invisible, Maryann Corbett, Matthew Minicucci, Maw Shein Win, Max Ritvo, Maya Dusenbery, Meaghan O’Connell, Meghan O'Gieblyn, Melissa Broder, Micah Perks, Michael Natalie, Mike Broida, Miranda Perrone, molly caro may, Molly Fisk, Molly Spencer, Moonbrow, My Fair Junkie, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Nasty Women Poets, natalia sylvester, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer People of Color, Nicole Chung, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e, Nina Riggs, nvisible Gifts, Objects from a Borrowed Confession, Oceanic, Olga Tokarczuk, Ornitheology, Past Lives Future Bodies, Planetary Noise, Porochista Khakpour, R. O. Kown, Raina K. Puels, Rebecca Traister, Red Clocks, Remind Me Again What Happened, Renée Vivien, Risa Denenberg, Robin Becker, Rummage, Ryan McIlvain, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Samantha Pious, Samantha Zighelboim, Same-Sexy Marriage, Sandra Allen, Sara Goodman, Sara Rauch, Sarah A. Chavez, Scott Beal, Shahriar Mandanipour, She Begat This, She Would Be King, sick, Sidney Wade, Siham Karami, Simone John, Soft Volcano, starfish, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Susan Cohen, Susan Jackson Rodgersv, Tajja Isen, Tayari Jones, Taylor Larsen, Testify, The Black Bear Inside Me, The Bright Hour, The Devoted, The Dream of Reason, the earthquake room, The Ensemble, The Fat Sonnets, The Final Voicemails, The Great Alone, The Grip of It, The Half-Finished Heaven: Selected Poems, The Incendiaries, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, The Mere Wife, The Pisces, The Radicals, The Souls of Yellow Folk, The Undressing, Theodore Wheeler, There There, this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it, Together and by Ourselves, Tom Griffen, Tomas Tranströmer, Tommy Orange, Torrin A. Greathouse, Tracie Morris, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape, Trust No Aunty, Unearthings, virgin, Wayetu Moore, Wendy Chen, wesley yang, When Rap Spoke Straight to God, Whitney Beber, Yasunari Kawabata, Zakiya Harris, Zoey Cole
There is an acceptance of the strangeness of things in these poems, even a generosity big enough to invite the oracle in for dinner. ...more
Tags: Atelier26 Books, Audubon, Bird Book, birds, Edward Derby, Gregory Orr, independent press, King Vulture, M. Allen Cunningham, natural world, nature, Oregon, Oregon Community Foundation, poetry, poetry review, Portland, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Sidney Wade, small press
Boulder this world is full of beautiful surprises
This week, Rumpus Books has published reviews of Christopher Buckley’s new memoir, the work of Sidney Wade, and two novels, including one about being Jewish — and accused of patricide — in Holocaust-era Austria.
Her lightness is not merely pointing out the details of the world but showing us that without the glory of the everyday, the parsnip, for instance, there can be no weight lifted.