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WOMEN IN PUBLIC, by Elaine Kahn
Book Reviews / Poetry

WOMEN IN PUBLIC, by Elaine Kahn

Women in Public, by Elaine Kahn. San Francisco, California: City Lights Spotlight, April 2015. 101 pages. $13.95, paper. Women in Public, by Elaine Kahn, is a book that pairs well-crafted poetry with sucker-punch direct statements. Think surrealism but instead of image juxtaposed with image, it’s image juxtaposed with concept/idea/point. It’s an interesting pair, one that … Continue reading

THERE’S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO DO, by Charles Baxter
Book Reviews / Fiction

THERE’S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO DO, by Charles Baxter

There’s Something I Want You to Do, by Charles Baxter. New York, New York: Pantheon, February 2015. 240 pages. $24.00, hardcover. The epigraph from Primo Levi’s The Reawakening sets the stage for Baxter’s latest collection: “Everybody’s moral universe, suitably interpreted, comes to be identified with the sum of his former experiences, and so represents an … Continue reading