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The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, by Matt Runkle
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The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, by Matt Runkle

The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, Matt Runkle. Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Arts Press. 158 pages. $15.95, paper. The title of Matt Runkle’s forthcoming short story collection, The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, led me to expect some fables featuring animals loving and tricking one another, … Continue reading

Paper Champion, by Shane Jones
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Paper Champion, by Shane Jones

Paper Champion, by Shane Jones. Illustrated by John Dermot Woods. Civil Coping Mechanisms. 122 pages. $11.95, paper. Paper Champion, by Shane Jones, is like one hundred eighteen right hooks to your pillow. Like all the things you almost thought you said. It’s a volcano with a false start, plus a thousand. It’s a book you wish you’d read when you were three, and forty-three. If this book were an igloo, it would float. If this book were a sign, it would say “Yes,” would never say, “Wait a second” or compare itself to an igloo. Like, you are taking … Continue reading

Kim Hyesoon’s SORROWTOOTHPASTE MIRRORCREAM: a conversational review
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Kim Hyesoon’s SORROWTOOTHPASTE MIRRORCREAM: a conversational review

Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream, by Kim Hyesoon (translated by Don Mee Choi). Notre Dame, Indiana: Action Books. 106 pages. $16.00, paper. Candice Wuehle: Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream is a mystic book for me in many ways. It uses incantatory language, possessed and possessable bodies, contains recipes that rupture into spells, and engages with the repetitious quality of time. This is a … Continue reading