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LIKE A SONG, by Michelle Herman
Nonfiction / Reviews

LIKE A SONG, by Michelle Herman

Like a Song: Essays, by Michelle Herman. San Francisco, California: Outpost19, March 2015. 278 pages. $16.00, paper. Reading Michelle Herman’s essays is like sitting down with a friend over coffee and discussing life, love, TV, and parenting. She’s conversational and intimate, and she makes this kind of writing look easy. Don’t let that fool you, though: her … Continue reading

WITCHITA STORIES, by Troy James Weaver
Fiction / Reviews

WITCHITA STORIES, by Troy James Weaver

Witchita Stories, by Troy James Weaver. Portland, Oregon: Future Tense Books, April 2015. 200 pages. $12.00, paper. Troy James Weaver’s collection Witchita Stories takes us back to our childhood, our hardest years, and the struggles that come along with it. These short short stories give us glimpses into the life of the narrator and his relationships … Continue reading

Something That Was Infinite: A Review of THE GONERS, by Mark Gluth
Fiction / Reviews

Something That Was Infinite: A Review of THE GONERS, by Mark Gluth

The Goners, by Mark Gluth. Paris, France: Kiddiepunk, 2015. 80 pages. $14.67, paper. I’ve always felt a fondness toward the aesthetic of gauzy realism. It seems apt, as far as literary terms go. The term was first used by critics describing the plays of Tennessee Williams, referring to scenes which fog the real with uncanny light. … Continue reading