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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 111)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudis Romànics     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access  
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)

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Journal Cover American Book Review
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   ISSN (Print) 0149-9408 - ISSN (Online) 2153-4578
   Published by Project MUSE Homepage  [294 journals]
  • Blurbs in the Post-Truth Era
    • Abstract: The endorsements found on book covers, also known as “blurbs,” are both a book’s most superficial words as well as its most immediately powerful ones. Even before the first line of the book establishes a tone, blurbs have set expectations for the reader.Are blurbs a necessary service to readers and authors or an unnecessary distraction? Do they enhance the value of books or detract from it? Do they taint our evaluation of books or temper it?We know that it is unfair to judge a book by its cover, but how many believe the same of blurbs? As a complement to the cover image, book blurbs function as sales pitches. If the goal of publishing is to maximize sales, then books without blurbs are at a competitive disadvantage ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction to Focus: Native Literature Matters
    • Abstract: Focus Editor, Billy J. Stratton.Given recent events at Standing Rock with the ongoing demonstrations against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through native treaty lands and for the serious threat it poses to the Missouri River, along with previous acts of native/First Nation resistance to the proposed Keystone Pipeline, which inspired the Idle No More movement, as well as work by activists, scholars, writers and artists to confront what could only be described as an epidemic of gendered violence against native/First Nation women throughout North America, the voices of native/indigenous people are as critical as ever. This special focus of American Book Review on native American/ Indigenous writing is ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Breaking Constraints
    • Abstract: It reminded me that Indigenous futures—not to mention love—exist as long as we can imagine them. Last week, I needed Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology. I’m glad it came to me when it did, right after I watched a livestream video of militarized police punishing Indigenous people and their allies for attempting to cross a newly-imagined border. I needed to remember that Indigenous sovereignty expressed through narrative can empower the imagination enough to sustain a people despite threats to life and limb. It reminded me that Indigenous futures—not to mention love—exist as long as we can imagine them. That’s what this collection does, and while some of the authors are ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Being Human
    • Abstract: Each semester I teach a set of American Indian stories about women who marry bears. I like these stories for many reasons, but one special reason is how they resist easy understanding. Like relationships, these stories about relationships can be contradictory, mystifying, and dynamic. Relationships that start off badly can become satisfying. Others can be going well and then suddenly end very badly for all involved. In his commentary on a suite of bear marriage stories, Karl Kroeber praises them for their “intense focus on the central ambiguities of social life” and their portrayal of “human life as a tissue of ambivalences inseparable from pain, error, and suffering.”Some of this can be said about Tiffany Midge’s ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Woven Images
    • Abstract: Consider, for a moment, the nervous-system tracings of rivers in the American landscape before the construction of dams, the way the mouth of a river diagrams the nerves of a human hand. Ponder how memory lives in your nervous system like Shawnee panther-spirits live in rivers. Recall dead metaphors until they come back to life—river of time, river of memory, river of life, river of blood—how rivers meander or whirl or flow like thoughts; that they crawl along, rush over the edge, and sometimes even get lost. On return from your reverie, perhaps you’ll be prepared to experience Laura Dá’s Tributaries.Tributaries is a complex yet approachable collection displaying a stunning mastery of figurative language ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Blurring Boundaries
    • Abstract: Weaving the Boundary by Karenne Wood (Monacan) is a powerful follow-up to her first book of poetry, Markings on Earth (2001), which was the winner of the North American Native
      Authors Award for Poetry. The new collection is difficult to summarize due to the range of topics Wood covers; from more general overarching concepts like death or the lasting effects of colonization, to very specific meditations on individuals like Ira Hayes or portraits of moments in history, such as the Sand Creek Massacre, Wood’s writing provides poetic thought on a variety of themes. With that being said, all of the pieces that comprise Weaving the Boundary are linked together by the way Wood foregrounds an indigenous perspective, since ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Trickster Today
    • Abstract: Those who pay even cursory attention to the folklore and popular culture of middle America will recognize the “Jackalope” as one of our country’s most interesting hybrids—part backroads kitsch, part hoax, and part archetypal trickster. In her new picaresque collection of stories and short poems about the legendary antlered hare, Denise Low (former poet laureate of Kansas) offers readers a distinctly indigenized version of this figure. The result is an engaging and humorous read, one that reveals a great deal about the parallel, contemporary Native America that exists and thrives in ways largely invisible to many other Americans. Jackalope is a regionalist work, as well, but it is written very much in the style of ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Existential Werewolves
    • Abstract: In Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones’s latest foray into the horror genre, following up on the now legendary Demon Theory (2006), and subsequent titles such as, It Came From Del Rio (2010), The Gospel of Z (zombies) (2014), The Last Final Girl (2012), The Least of My Scars (slashers) (2013), and Three Miles Past (2012), and After the People Lights Have Gone Off (horror shorts) (2014), he has now turned his not insignificant talents to the theme of the werewolf, or rather a family of werewolves. As anyone familiar with Jones’s work knows, however, his will not simply be a proficient exploration of a theme with an effective use of the necessary literary devices, but an example that also moves the boundaries of matter ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • This Land Remained Their Land
    • Abstract: Published in England, this anthology declares itself to be “an incandescent collection of poems which gets beneath the surface of life in America,” or so the back cover claims. However, don’t expect Whitman’s exuberant America. Or even “What Thou Lovest Well Remains American.” It’s soon obvious we’re in Kevin Prufer’s America of empty promises, hidden violence, and consumerism.Decadence haunts every page, wasted resources. Despair dresses up in even more intricate arrangements of language, like an ikebana display in front of a corpse.The poets’ voices are all clever and nervy, reminiscent of the friend you had in high school who could party until dawn and still get all his homework done.The poets in the book are ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • American Masculinity
    • Abstract: The Deep Code is character driven narrative rooted to vividly painted places on the edge of society. Set in a world where Jesus Christ is spoken like a first and last name on a class roster and where hoarders’ troves consist of stereo wires, computers, pigs’ blood, and speaker parts in wilderness basements and bedrooms, The Deep Code plunges the reader into the headspace of many memorable characters in interesting circumstances. The stories flow between different genders of speakers, levelling the the playing field for an exploration of unsatisfying and challenging relationships. Parents are sometimes shadowy figures, absent like a black hole; or they embody the negative voice in the head or life of the main ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The War Continues
    • Abstract: I have never been to Sri Lanka, but I suspect that, were I to visit, it would not be immediately obvious that I was in a country that had experienced decades of civil war fueled by ethnic rifts. I suspect, instead, I would encounter a society in pursuit of normalcy, and that the pain of all that had transpired would only slowly make itself known in the form of dark humor and surreal moments, improbable scenes in which unresolved emotions begin to bleed.This, at least, is what I gather from reading Hasanthika Sirisena’s collection of finely rendered portraits of homeland misfits and overseas expats, The Other One.One must always tread cautiously when critiquing fiction addressing cultural norms and historical ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • After the Games
    • Abstract: It’s a credit to Stewart’s history-laden novel that its milieu seems both dated and timeless. Like many Southern novels, Gray Stewart’s Haylow is haunted, both by the protagonist Travis Hemperly’s drowned brother and by the racial history that contours Stewart’s vision of Georgia. The novel is set in 1996 Atlanta, shortly after the Olympic Games have left town, and the city’s divisions come into clear view after the crowds and money leave. It’s a credit to Stewart’s history-laden novel that its milieu seems both dated and timeless. The locals’ concerns, whether about the beefed-up police force that harasses black people or the inevitable gentrification of old neighborhoods, are the same ones that Americans continue ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The World of the Damned
    • Abstract: George Williams delivers a sophisticated exploration of human darkness. With Inferno, George Williams delivers a sophisticated exploration of human darkness, a deeply unsettling, complex world from which no reader could emerge unscathed. It is a world that is difficult to inhabit, except that we may already live there, and the purpose of his hard-hitting prose is to penetrate our delusion.Williams’s collection is irreverent, shocking, and dystopian. It defies easy categorization—too sophisticated to be mere horror, too inconclusive to be political. It is darkly comical, and above all, literary—concerned with the question of living a meaningful life in the midst of a brutal and insane modern world. But there is ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Poetic Anorgasmia
    • Abstract: When the extravagance of an editor’s preface includes a single sentence that runs to eighty eight words, one may reasonably expect some trouble ahead. Robert Kramer’s recent collection of twenty three poems, Wordglass, is not always notable for its economy and, as we know, more is mostly less.That said, there is much to be enjoyed between the covers of this thirty page chapbook. I have no quarrel with Kramer’s sensibility nor with his refreshing quirkiness. He is patently erudite—a man of letters and the world. There is a sage and measured voice to be heard throughout the work—a voice that speaks of memories without nostalgia, or tells of lost love and youth with tenderness rather than regret. In a word, Kramer ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • High Times
    • Abstract: Bop Apocalypse is a highly coherent, comprehensive and quite compelling account of the fusion of jazz history, the combustible and sometimes compromising influence of drugs, and the emergence of the Beat writers.Torgoff weaves his narrative more fluently than some of his predecessors and with more pickle and punch.Even if some of Torgoff’s ground has been previously covered, he weaves his narrative more fluently than some of his predecessors and with more pickle and punch. His book is not a blow-by-blow job, not a numbing parade of fact as much as a gestalt history using a synthesizing lens focusing on a conjunction of revealing events like the detail of a young Jack Kerouac sharing a table at Minton’s Playhouse ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Triumph of Translation
    • Abstract: Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), the great French symbolist, may have been the most modernist of the Modernist poets; his work explored the elaborate complexities of his time through radical innovations in poetic language and often startling experiments in form. Often thought to simultaneously resist and demand interpretation, Mallarmé’s work increasingly pushed past traditional artistic boundaries, transcending the real toward what he envisioned as the ideal in ways that even his equally original contemporaries—Verlaine and Rimbaud, and Baudelaire before them—did not. So it is not surprising that Mallarmé’s work poses enormous challenges for translators. And while there are many highly lauded translations of ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Galleries of the Mind
    • Abstract: In the opening pages of Lost Wax, we meet its author, Jericho Parms, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As she examines a work by Degas, offering fresh, beautiful prose to describe it and interjecting with the personal memories his piece evokes in her, she invites us to join her in considering the intersection of truth, beauty, art, and memory. For the first few pages, we move with her from one work to another, and the feeling that we are wandering through a museum sticks with us for the entirety of this compilation of nonfiction essays. Instead of a museum filled with art, however, it is one filled with Parms’s memories.Parms takes us on a journey through the galleries of her mind. We get lost and turned around ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Loud and Clear
    • Abstract: As a translator and as an editor, Boris Dralyuk has quickly achieved success and status. There is a reason for this: he is a superb translator and editor. I always look forward to his books, and it is an additional pleasure in this instance that the publisher is Pushkin Press, which chooses books that engage and inform.The book at hand, 1917, allows us to examine the poetry and fiction of that tumultuous year when the Bolshevik Revolution took place, unsettling a number of nearby countries. If you ever saw the movie of Pasternak’s novel Doctor Zhivago (1965), you saw images meant to represent the 1917 revolution. (This was one of the few movies better than the book on which it was based. Pasternak was a very great ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Interviewers Anonymous
    • Abstract: What do Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georgia O’Keefe, Louise Bourgeois, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Madge Gill, Balthus, Béla Lugosi, Agatha Christie, and the infamous Anonymous all have in common? Is it that they are all dead? No! That cannot be the case. Anonymous is alive and well, as is Yoko Ono.Some of these artists, of course, have been biographed extensively. Willard Espy’s humorous The Life and Works of Mr. Anonymous (1977) is a particular delight. But even then, by and large the lives of those who have been discussed are still rather mysterious to a large extent (don’t let art critics or historians who claim to “know” them fool ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Real Deal Motown
    • Abstract: Say the words “Detroit poet” in cultured literary circles, subset poetry salons, and the most common response will be Philip Levine. He was, after all, born there. True enough, but it doesn’t really exhaust the topic.I’m not going to argue here whether the recently deceased Levine was a true Detroiter in any meaningful sense. But real deal Motown has some genuine poets very much with us. Three come to mind: the erudite and emotionally powerful Lawrence Joseph, the velvety and dangerous Toi Derricotte, and M. L. Liebler, the burly bard of Detroit’s soul, spirit, and heart.Liebler and his poems are as American as his beloved Motor City.Liebler has managed to fly under the national radar, while in Detroit he is ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mood Swing Ring
    • Abstract: Mary Cappello’s Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack celebrates the intangible, investigating the place where interiority and exteriority meet, the mental space where the past ebbs into the present, weaving sense memory, cultural history, and personal recollection by connecting private and public moments in the experience of everyday reality. If tone is everything, this ambitious, humorous, yet serious creative-nonfiction study of mood is a necessary book for our time.Even while daring to ask playful questions, such as, “When was the last time you treated yourself to an excessive tone or an extraordinary one?” Life Breaks In raises startling theories about mood, warning we might be entering a moodless age, much ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Commingle
    • Abstract: Language, attitudes, and perspectives evolve in this pictonovel that tells a story of opposition, resistance and change generated by a male-female polarity. This performance in pictures and text is shaped by an encounter between an unnamed and only vaguely autobiographical “He” and the visual artist identified as “Palmer” or “She,” whose work we are viewing and whose process of making art is described on several occasions. Her artworks, primarily photoetchings and woodblocks, also include two colored pencil and graphite drawings, a water color, and a final monoprint, whose title “Playgiarism 12 (Bourgeois/Mondrian)” summarizes the ludic intertextuality of Romoland. Whether in the images themselves, in their ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Unmediated Everyday
    • Abstract: Occasionally one runs across a book with an unviable premise which is nonetheless worth the read because of its erudition, the topic it covers and the challenge to readers to disprove its reasoning. Such a book is Attention Equal Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture by Andrew Epstein.Attention Equals Life analyzes the work of a number of poets from 1960 to the present day who reject traditional forms in favor of a rules-based aesthetic as an attempt to capture the reality of everyday life. Epstein and others call it “everyday project poetry,” which replaces the artificiality of meter and line length with a set of procedures that guide the writing. In all cases, Epstein says the ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • One Luis, Two Luis
    • Abstract: Much of the meaning in Eloy Urroz’s The Family Interrupted surfaces through the book’s structure. Urroz sets up something that can be described as approximate binaries. The book contains two plot lines that play out seventy years apart. Both protagonists share a name. Both are gay. One is a poet. The other studies film. Luis Cernuda escapes Spain during the Spanish Civil War; Luis Salerno Insausti leaves Mexico to study film in New York City. Both seem to progress along similar but inexact paths. The grace of the telling is how neither story cleanly matches one another. It would be a lesser book if there was more parallelism, more symmetry.Fearing for his life, Luis Cernuda escapes Spain with the help of Stanley ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sweet Dreams
    • Abstract: The implications of slumber multiply exponentially in Richard Martin’s remarkable new odyssey of poems, Techniques in the Neighborhood of Sleep. Is sleep a mimic or rehearsal of death or a place where we sort out the disparities and confusions of our waking hours? Maybe we’re mostly asleep in our waking hours, as the conscious self strives for significance in a duality of censorship and verbosity. In the book’s title poem the poet has “…wandered the wayward path / To kiss into life the memory / Of the unknown.” He eschews accuracy in a physical world and seeks to redefine meaning through the examination of words, more reliable in a dream state whether awake or not. Words are the tools at hand: elusive, alluring ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Way Pain Hurts
    • Abstract: When I first picked up my copy of What the Willow Said as It Fell, I didn’t quite know what to expect. The book’s plain white cover and minimalist presentation allowed me to just go in with an open mind and see where it took me, and I most certainly was not disappointed. This book-length poem covers a lot of ground and takes the reader on an uncomfortable journey. Meditating on ideas of pain, bodies, and bodies in pain, Scarpino forces the reader to confront harsh truths, which is exactly what poetry should do. And yet, Scarpino still finds room to incorporate some of the beauty of nature and trees, putting these two things together and seeing what their friction creates.What the Willow Said as It Fell was a book ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shooting Stars
    • Abstract: A poem can’t free us from the struggle of existence, but it can uncover desires and appetites buried under the accumulating emergencies of life.Tempering personal fulfillment with inner peace may be one of the more abstract pleasures of aging. In her latest collection, Anne Whitehouse examines and celebrates quoitidan twenty first century life from a distinctly wise female perspective. Divided into six sections, these finely wrought poems resonate with honest unrestrained emotionalism.Many of the poems investigate domestic detail, from never saccharine salutations addressed to family, meditations upon relationships, even a mouth-watering menu for a summer time feast. Thus, in a “Few Things My Mother in Law Taught ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Community Baby
    • Abstract: According to Ezra Pound, “[we live] in a country in love with amateurs, in a country where the incompetent have such beautiful manners and personalities so fragile and charming that one cannot bear to injure their feelings by the introduction of competent criticism.” So how, then, do we identify good writing? It is now plain that any debate over who is, or is not, a better writer, or what is, or is not, a more legitimate writing is, for the most part, a surrogate social struggle. The more pertinent questions are what is the community being addressed in the writing, how does the writing participate in the constitution of this audience, and is it effective in doing so?And Gina Frangello’s new novel, Every Kind of ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Portrait of McGonigle
    • Abstract: Just what did Leopold Bloom set out to accomplish on his famous walk of June 16, 1904? Scholars and students, as well as lawyers and booksellers, have been debating the purpose of Bloom’s rituals in Ulysses (1920) for almost a century. His mission may have been to serve an experiment in stream of consciousness and point of view. Or he might have been burdened with reinventing his life and the world around him. Bereft of the son he lost and befuddled by his status as an outsider in his own land, Bloom could be said to have stumbled into a potential changeling for his son, in the form of the young Stephen Daedalus. But to cement the bonds of his remade family; and his remade self, Bloom, with the help of his wife ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Midsummer Night’s Press: An interview with Lawrence Schimel
    • Abstract: Could you briefly describe your press’s history?A Midsummer Night’s Press started publishing books in 2007, although the press originally began when I was an undergraduate. There was a Vandercook letterpress in the basement of my dorm at Yale and I asked a few poets like Nancy Willard and Jane Yolen for poems and printed limited edition broadsides. When I graduated, I lost access to the press, but I still had a yearning to put books out into the world. And a few years later, that’s what I decided to do, publishing poetry collections in a small-trim size format that’s attractive and also non-threatening, making it convenient and appealing to carry poetry with you or sample a new voice.How would you characterize ... Read More
      Keywords: American poetry; Indians of North America; Werewolves; Immigrants; College teachers; Jazz; French poetry; Russian literature; Art; Aliens; Human body; Interpersonal relations
      PubDate: 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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