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The Fugitivities: A Review

January 29, 2022

by SHANA SCUDDER Jesse McCarthy, The Fugitivities (Melville House, 2021).   Jesse McCarthy’s debut novel The Fugitivities asks the weighty and perhaps unanswerable question: what does it mean to be Black? Is it a static form of identity which one carries across …

Jesse DeLong’s Poetic Chemical Reaction: A Review of The Amateur Scientist’s Notebook

January 5, 2022

by DEREK WITTEN Jesse DeLong, The Amateur Scientist’s Notebook (Baobab Press, 2021).   Anyone who has vaguely intuited an unknown poetic language behind terms like electroweak, phosphorous, chlorofluorocarbons—or even behind the law of gravity– will find a skillful interpreter in Jesse DeLong. …


January 1, 2022

by Mathew Goldberg   Saturday, we attended Safety Day at Davy Crockett High School where Levi got to sit in a fire engine, helicopter, and police car. In early October, summer assaulted Austin a second time, baking us inside the … Read more