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The Refugees: A Review

February 26, 2018

by JOHN BECHTOLD The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. New York: Grove Press, 2017. pp. 207 Novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, describing what distinguishes good art from pedestrian work, wrote, “the greatest art is impersonal because it shows us the world, … Read more


February 18, 2018

by JOSHUA PRICHARD I met a woman out in Ashland once. I was there on shore leave, which we called it even though the shore’s never far away. I worked tow boats up and down the Ohio. Normally I’d take … Read more

The End of Something: A Review

February 7, 2018

by KYLAN RICE The End of Something by Kate Greenstreet. Ahsahta Press, 2017. pp. 176. When she reads out loud, Kate Greenstreet’s poems sound like they’re being spoken during a smoke break outside a bar. Her hands are in her pockets, … Read more

Contemplating Nonexistence

February 2, 2018

by JEFFREY N. JOHNSON I wedge myself between a molded bench and syrup-splattered formica. The waitress caps her pen and grips the menu, says she ain’t serving until I move to another booth. She points to a wasp clinging to … Read more