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ARK by Julian Tepper
Book Reviews / Fiction

ARK by Julian Tepper

Ark, by Julian Tepper. Westland, Michigan: Dzanc Books, September 2016. 224 pages. $26.95, hardcover. Julian Tepper’s second novel, Ark, chronicles a once wealthy, currently inept, New York family, the (sort of) titular Arkins, on their strange, funny, and fraught slide down the socioeconomic ladder, undone by greed, bad luck, and a vexing proclivity for suing … Continue reading

Crystal Curry’s BUT I HAVE REALIZED IT
Book Reviews / Poetry

Crystal Curry’s BUT I HAVE REALIZED IT

But I Have Realized It: A Motivational Poem in Little Arcs, by Crystal Curry. Switchback Books, July 2015. 96 pages. $16.00, paper. The genre of bildungsroman, since it literally translates from the Latin into “education novel,” is, by definition, limited to narrative prose. If Anne Carson chips at that barrier with her verse novel Autobiography … Continue reading

An Undertow to Struggle Against: A Conversation with Dustin M. Hoffman
Interviews & Essays

An Undertow to Struggle Against: A Conversation with Dustin M. Hoffman

Dustin M. Hoffman’s debut short story collection, One Hundred-Knuckled Fist, is filled with the voices of workers and the environments of workplaces: what so often goes unnoticed in fiction, as if how we spend so much of our day must remain invisible in literature. Instead of viewing work as only one small token of characterization, … Continue reading