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Anselm Berrigan’s Something for Everybody

Given our times, a cynic might be excused for assuming Something for Everybody, the title of Anselm Berrigan’s most recent book of verse, is an ironic indictment of well-intentioned yet over-simplified gestures towards equity and inclusion.

Marlon James's Black Leopard, Red Wolf

There is a depth of storytelling and world-creating in Black Leopard, Red Wolf that rivals Beowulf, Lord of the Rings, EarthSea, or even Dune. This is fantasy at is most complicated, entertaining, and mythically weighty.

Rebecca Solnit's Call Them By Their True Names

Rebecca Solnit’s essay collection Call Them By Their True Names deals with an America in crisis.

Eula Biss’s Notes from No Man’s Land

This November, Graywolf Press released its ten-year anniversary edition of Notes from No Man’s Land; Biss’s compelling investigation of race and privilege in the United States remains as timely and relevant as ever.

Liminal Dispatches: Esmé Weijun Wang's The Collected Schizophrenias

Wang travels and translates between the worlds of reality and psychosis.

Strange Objects & Sockdolagers

A persistent cliché insists that Big Publishing doesn’t like small fictions, yet such work keeps turning up on mainstream houses.

In Conversation

STEVE POWELL with Jill Dearman

James Ellroy’s novels and nonfiction are the stuff of obsession. But what kind of an obsessive writer would dedicate his reading, researching and writing time to uncracking the code of the famed L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia author

Beyond Metaphor: On Prose by Chris Campanioni & Elizabeth Powell

In his book The Dialogic Imagination, M. M. Bakhtin observes that “the poetic symbol presupposes the unity of a voice with which it is identical, and presupposes that such a voice is completely alone within its own discourse.

In Conversation

Verdant Voices: The Women of Green Writers Press

When Dede Cummings founded Green Writers Press (GWP) in April 2014, she sought to use her twenty-five plus years of publishing experience to do something about the growing climate crisis.

In Conversation

Tom Sleigh with Alex Dueben

Tom Sleigh has been writing and publishing poetry for decades, but in the past decade, his work has shifted.

In Conversation

Debra Di Blasi with Joe Milazzo

In the words of poet Maged Zaher, “we live in an interesting hell.” Consider that one of the most profitable blockbusters of summer 2018 leans hard (and ingeniously so) into its tendencies towards Communist agitprop.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2019

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