This Week’s Reviews

Island of the Innocent: A Consideration of the Book of Job
Diane Glancy | Turtle Point Press | 9781885983800 | June 2020
“A grand work of midrash on the Book of Job. Inclusive, maximal, multifaceted, this is an expansive poetics, along the lines of Whitman, Ginsberg, or Alice Notley. . . . It is a thrill to experience the story freshly as it crosses borders of time, space, and culture.”—Heavy Feather Review

Topp: Promoter Gary Topp Brought Us the World
David Collier | Conundrum Press | 9781772620320 | May 2020
“If you’re looking for an escape from your current situation, this graphic novel about the wild world that is Gary Topp’s life is the perfect thing to pick up.”—Spacing Magazine

DMZ Colony
Don Mee Choi | Wave Books | 9781940696959 | April 2020
“A haunting and intricately woven recounting of horrors that is shot through with affection and utopian aspiration.”—Hyperallergic

The Good Life Elsewhere
Vladimir Lorchenkov, Ross Ufberg (Translated by) | New Vessel Press | 9781939931016 | February 2014
“Very funny and at times oddly poignant, and captures something of the cynicism and despair that arises when you feel that you live in a place that everyone is trying to leave.”—Calvert Journal

The Witch of Eye
Kathryn Nuernberger | Sarabande Books | 9781946448705 | February 2021
“Delves into lives both past and present with amazing clarity to share their truths.”—Largehearted Boy

To Know You’re Alive
Dakota McFadzean | Conundrum Press | 9781772620498 | December 2020
“Tells us that we won’t always sort out what causes us to be consumed by fear, but reassures us that we’ll be okay anyway.”—Maissonneuve Magazine

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