'Starshine & Clay' by Kamilah Aisha Moon

This collection is beautiful and harrowing and terribly vital. There’s nothing ordinary, nothing common about Moon’s writing, which holds a bright light to darkness and says, come forward.

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'What Weaponry' by Elizabeth J. Colen

Once Elizabeth J. Colen lays an image down (and she lays images down one at a time, like celluloids or tracing paper), it’s impossible to un-see or un-know it. And—the most remarkable of all— the truths she constructs are far more nuanced and intuitive to the human condition…. read more

'The Wonder' by Emma Donoghue

In her latest novel, Donoghue’s child characters once again shine in their imaginings when faced with creating solace in unimaginable circumstances… read more

'Proxies' by Brian Blanchfield

The subtitle to the book, aptly named, is “Essays Near Knowing.” Not essays of expertise. Not even essays of critical analysis—essays in the proximity of understanding (bodily, mentally, philosophically). … read more