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Treeborne: A Review

September 20, 2018

by KARAH MITCHELL Caleb Johnson, Treeborne: A Novel (New York: Picador, 2018), pp. 304 Caleb Johnson’s debut novel, Treeborne (Picador, 2018), begins and ends with a flood of biblical proportions.  When the De Soto dam in Elberta, Alabama breaks, it conquers everything … Read more

Every Rising of the River

September 20, 2018

by KATHLEEN SANDS Otabenga stood and spoke with purpose: “I will undergo both trials on the same day.”   Under his prestigious hat of spotted fur, Old Liboyo lowered his forehead. “That would be too much pain at once. Let … Read more

A Bird in the Mind

September 16, 2018

by CAROLINA HOTCHANDANI The trees, the redwoods, waving, skimmed her thought of the trees the way the wind grazed the canopy of the forest. Some trunks creaked, while her mind fell quiet, heightening to the falling capacity of trees that … Read more

Ideal Suggestions: Essays in Divinatory Poetics: A Review

September 3, 2018

by KYLAN RICE Selah Saterstrom, Ideal Suggestions: Essays in Divinatory Poetics. Essay Press, 2017, pp. 290 The poets’ rightful mood is ecstasy. Poets dwell in ekstasis—that is, outside themselves, bodies without organs, effusing their very flesh “in eddies and…in lacy … Read more

“Wake, and Dream Again” Winners

September 1, 2018

ANNOUNCING OUR CONTEST WINNERS! 1st Prize: “Cryptozoology” by Kathleen McNamara 2nd Prize: “Haunting Grounds” by Tessa Yang 3rd Prize: “Undertaker” by George Hovis Honorable Mention: “Colby Jack Accords” by Craig Sanders Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who … Read more