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Fly with Phoenix Wings

July 20, 2018

by JOHN MARCHINKOSKI The man on stage can’t explain how it feels to burn. Nothing describes the sensation well enough. The fluorescent stage lights overhead remind him of the burning. He considers invoking them, but the audience doesn’t know their … Read more

Temporary People: A Review

July 19, 2018

by PAUL BLOM Deepak Unnikrishnan. Temporary People.   Restless Books, 2017, pp. 227. A suitcase sprouts limbs and eventually turns into a man. A woman tapes shattered bodies back together. Laborers are grown from seeds. A revolution grows from seeds … Read more

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions: A Review

July 11, 2018

by ANNEKE SCHWOB Valeria Luiselli. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions  Coffee House Press, April 2017, pp. 136.  Valeria Luiselli is a Mexican writer whose novels and essays are formally complex and often surreal. In 2015, having … Read more