by Jill Dehnert
DEC 14-JAN 15 | Books
Within the first pages of Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine establishes, through personal anecdote told in the second person, the themes that will be explored in the book: race, privilege, public versus private persona, memory and most ubiquitously, language, or, more specifically, the power of language both to construct and deconstruct personhood.
by Casey Murphy
MAY 2014 | Books
I stay in a place that people leave. This single, defiant sentence reveals the tone of David Giffelss new book of essays, The Hard Way on Purpose. In the book, Giffels writes with equal parts loving pride and critical acumen about Akron, Ohio, the city in which he was born.