Reviews

'The Argonauts' by Maggie Nelson

The Argonauts, a slim book by poet and critic Maggie Nelson, contains multitudes. It’s an appreciation of her favorite queer thinkers. It’s a chronicle of first-time motherhood. It’s also the best kind of nonfiction read, the kind that enlarges one’s reading list by half…. read more

'Lost Boi' by Sassafras Lowrey

Lost Boi is a counterculture fairy tale, but the way Lowery turns all expectations upside down and finds hope in the darkest corners is the real magic here…. read more

'Delicious Foods' by James Hannaham

To describe Hannaham’s novel by referencing other writers would be too easy, and perhaps unfair. With Delicious Foods, James Hannaham has himself become a reference point…. read more

‘Forever Faithful’ by Isabella

As Forever Faithful opens, we are plunged into the chaos of the life of military personnel and their families when orders come to ship out to a country where life will be filled with tension and danger. Although Colonel Nicole Caldwell thought she’d be staying in the states to do research after completing her degree,… read more

'JD' by Mark Merlis

Jonathan Ascher, an acclaimed 1960s radical novelist and poet, has been dead for thirty years and all but forgotten when an academic approaches his widow Martha for permission to consult Jonathan’s private papers in preparation for writing his biography. Initially hostile to the biographer and his request, Martha eventually relents, but not before she herself… read more