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

DEREK WITTEN

“What a human being is within the linguistic fields of family, romance, or religion is rubbed against who we are in the language of science; the poetry is the spark produced by this friction: ‘DNA, disturbed in a sun splotch, carry forward, if you would, / the bright wreckage of us.'”

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Bad

MATHEW GOLDBERG

“On the way back from a soccer game in Fox Church, Bobby’s mother stopped at a red light, and an ambulance rear-ended them. They said Bobby was lucky to be alive. We biked past his house where ‘Get Well’ cards choked the mailbox. ‘It was an accident,’ our parents said. ‘Sometimes, bad things happen to good people.'” 

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FICTION

Skin Like You

SARAH WALKER

“I’m not sure if I’m addicted to their hands, feet, the body parts that are most private. All I know is my skin, warm, salty, while it rubs against theirs, is devoured, is precious.”

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Waterbaby: A Review

MINDY BUCHANAN

Waterbaby seems to resurrect the dead, bearing forth the historical truth. Wallschlaeger’s (physical and figurative) body seems to be bound by a birth cord to a history still pulsating with life; she finds she can ‘splash unapologetic / on how deep this umbilical gets.'”

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Breath Like the Wind at Dawn: A Review

MATTHEW POTTS

“For those interested in exploring the blurry boundary between humanity and monstrosity, especially as it has been drawn across the genre of the American Western and as it arises in the mind, Breath Like the Wind at Dawn will prove an interesting, perhaps even an important, book.”

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What About It

MAGGIE GOSS

“She imagined what it would feel like to drive her car into the ocean. The next day, she booked a photography tour in Iceland.

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Seeking Utopia: Queer and First Nations Embodiment in Billy-Ray Belcourt’s A History of My Brief Body: A Review

JAMIE WATSON

“Belcourt offers gut-wrenching insight into settler colonialism in Canada, describing government-enabled and institutionalized racism from its most brutal to its most subtle. And he writes of the pain that arises from both anger and compassion.

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He Handed Me a Picture

ALEX WICHERT

“I stood and looked at the mirror tiles glued together. Where the squares overlapped, there were slight inconsistencies in the reflection: one shoulder was too high and one arm too wide. A cardboard puzzle left out in the rain. Anna stood behind me. There was some trick of reflection that showed her eyes meeting mine.

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