Reviews 4.2

Wolf Parts by Matt Bell

Wolf Parts by Matt Bell

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Keyhole Press, 2010 Paperback, 50 pp., $8 Review by Cynthia Reeser The epigraph to Wolf Parts comes from Kate Bernheimer, editor of Fairy Tale Review, who writes that “Fairy tales see things as they are. To be real is to […]

The Antiracism Trainings by David Reich

The Antiracism Trainings by David Reich

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 BlazeVOX [books], 2010 ISBN: 978-1935402794 Paperback, 384 pp., $22 Review by Kadzi Mutizwa There are two kinds of people in this country. The ones who refer to non-whites as “minorities”; and those who studiously opt for the term “people of […]

Natural Habitat by Michelle Reale (McKnight Review)

Natural Habitat by Michelle Reale (McKnight Review)

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Burning River, 2010 Perfect Bound, 56 pp., $5 Review by Erin McKnight It may be the place we know best, the one most often explored, but the construction of home—especially when unfamiliar and belonging to someone else—makes for one of […]

Natural Habitat by Michelle Reale (Scott Review)

Natural Habitat by Michelle Reale (Scott Review)

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Burning River, 2010 Perfect Bound, 56 pp., $5 Review by Laura Ellen Scott “Friday nights we all went out to dinner as a family. The Pike Family Restaurant had “homestyle” cooking, dull wood paneling and accepted cash only. . . […]

Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes by Genine Lentine

Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes by Genine Lentine

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 New Michigan Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-934832-22-6 Perfect bound, 77 pp., $10 Review by Eric Weinstein Genine Lentine’s Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes is a finely wrought collection, one that comprises highly detailed poems that conceal deceptively large topographies in […]

Barn Burned, Then by Michelle Taransky

Barn Burned, Then by Michelle Taransky

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Omnidawn Publishing, 2009 ISBN: 978-1890650438 Perfect bound, 72 pp., $14.95 Review by Erin McKnight Michelle Taransky’s award-winning poetry collection asks of its reader, “can our digging / Do the job” —most notably of itself. Separated into “Burn” and “Bank” books, […]

Paper House by Jessie Carty

Paper House by Jessie Carty

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Folded Word, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-9778167-4-3 Paperback, 85 pp., $12 Review by Cynthia Reeser Paper House is Jessie Carty’s first full-length poetry collection. Here, Carty makes her début as a poet who proves an ability to distill a sometimes less-than-desirable upbringing […]

Stages by Noel Sloboda

Stages by Noel Sloboda

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Sunnyoutside, 2010 ISBN: 978-1934513217 Pamphlet, 20 pp., $12 Review by Stephanie L. Smith Fashioned with the quintessential characteristics of antiquated literature, and seemingly both rare and valuable, Stages, by Noel Sloboda excited me as my hands glossed over the beautifully […]

The Brucciano Poems by Thomas Rain Crowe

The Brucciano Poems by Thomas Rain Crowe

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Sunnyoutside, 2010 ISBN: 978-1-934513-23-1 Paperback, 32 pp., $12 Review by Cynthia Reeser Sunnyoutside Press is known for their excellent book design; I have never met a Sunnyoutside title that wasn’t beautifully crafted or otherwise aesthetically pleasing. Thomas Rain Crowe’s The […]

Stories II by Scott McClanahan

Stories II by Scott McClanahan

Reviews, Vol. 4.2, June 2010 Six Gallery Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-1926616148 Paperback, 153 pp., $18 Review by Patricia Caspers If you’ve ever sat around a kitchen table with a cup of coffee, catching up with one of those tale-spinning family members, Uncle Bob, perhaps, then […]