'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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'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

'Hellmaw: Of the Essence' by Gabrielle Harbowy

This novel is only the beginning of a longer story. From the first page, the reader is pulled into a fascinating logic game—what is this world, how did I enter it, how did these characters come to be? And then, as the story  progresses, and some of the more rudimentary plot details are made clear,… read more