Reviews 7.2

Petrichor by David Scott Ewers

Petrichor by David Scott Ewers

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Pelekinesis, August 2013 ISBN: 978-1-938349-08-9 Hardcover, 414 pp., $25 Review by Andrew Powers Petrichor is a multi-layered novel that tells the stories of Stevie Ludich, a floundering 18-year-old high school dropout, and David Edwards, an unhappily married, out-of-work alcoholic (and […]

The Quantum Manual of Style by Brian Mihok

The Quantum Manual of Style by Brian Mihok

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Aqueous Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-9883837-5-3 Perfect bound, 164 pp., $14 Review by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim Employing the theories of quantum science, Mihok intends this guide to be, “an introductory study to understanding the knowable universe from an intuitive perspective” (xi). […]

Kabuki Boy by Perle Besserman

Kabuki Boy by Perle Besserman

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Aqueous Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-9883837-6-0 Paperback, 312 pp., $14 Review by L. S. Bassen Watch an expert carpenter miter crown moulding, and you get the effect of Perle Besserman’s Kabuki Boy. Her 2013 novel about turning points corners a 90-degree […]

Poems for the Writings: Prompts for Poets, Eds. Valerie Fox & Lynn Levin

Poems for the Writings: Prompts for Poets, Eds. Valerie Fox & Lynn Levin

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Illustrations by Don Riggs Texture Press, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0615782836 Perfect bound, 154 pp., $22 Review by L. S. Bassen Who invented the coat hanger? At the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA, a display answers that a 19th century factory worker, […]

Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu

Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Signal 8 Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-9881553911 Perfect bound, 210 pp., $15.95 Review by Cindy Matthews Watering Heaven is a collection of twenty short stories, many of which have appeared in other publications. From an e-mail interview, Peter Tieryas Liu mentioned […]

The Madeleine Poems by Paul Legault

The Madeleine Poems by Paul Legault

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Omnidawn Publishing, 2010 ISBN: 978-1890650483 Perfect bound, 80 pp., $15.95 Review by Dave Gunton In certain Eastern religions, the Tao is regarded as the primordial essence or fundamental nature of the universe, alternately characterized as the way, or the path. […]

The Plume Anthology of Poetry 2012, Ed. Daniel Lawless

The Plume Anthology of Poetry 2012, Ed. Daniel Lawless

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Pequod Books, 2012 ISBN: 978-0984785018 Perfect bound, 204 pp., $16 Review by Tom Daley With the publication of The Plume Anthology of Poetry 2012, Daniel Lawless, who founded and edits the journal in which these poems first appeared, articulates a […]

Bodies Made of Smoke by J. Bradley

Bodies Made of Smoke by J. Bradley

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Housefire, 2012 ISBN: 978-1937395025 Paperback, 110 pages, $7.99 Review by David Rawson J. Bradley’s novella, Bodies Made of Smoke, asks the question, “Who wants to live forever?” Those re-appropriated Queen lyrics, paired with the Highlander mantra, “There can only be […]

Monkeytown: A Novel by Chris Vola

Monkeytown: A Novel by Chris Vola

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 S A M Publishing, 2012 ISBN: 978-0615719641 Perfect bound, 364 pp. $12.99 Review by Matthew Miranda Opening with a scene of terrorists digitally recording the felonious sodomizing of their victim, Monkeytown immediately disorients and discomfits. Forced to witness this violence […]

(in the space where i was) by Dana Guthrie Martin

(in the space where i was) by Dana Guthrie Martin

Reviews, Vol. 7.2, June 2013 Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012 Saddle-stapled chapbook, 27 pp., $6 Review by Kathleen Kirk (in the space where i was) by Dana Guthrie Martin is an eerily beautiful book, a compelling reading experience that goes beyond reading into silence, with much […]