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How Love and Death Entwine with Hair in Written on the Body

Review by Candace Walsh Hair is a lot of things to a lot of people. It can be lustrous, ringleted, blown out, windblown, extended, relaxed, permed, colored, ratted, knotty, braided, crimped, flipped, thinning, thinned-out, topknotted, cropped, and shorn. But at the beginning, middle, and end of the day, hair is dead. We walk around with dead stuff hanging from our… Read more →

On Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s ‘Oceanic’

Review by Samantha Finley   The love for one’s home in Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s work is consistently explored and displayed through dynamic layers of both environmental and geographical contexts. This has been true from her 2003 debut, Miracle Fruit, to her subsequent collections, At the Drive-In Volcano, and Lucky Fish. In her newest, Oceanic, Nezhukumatathil elegantly embodies her Filipina-Malayali-Indian culture, while… Read more →

Martha Silano’s The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception

Reviewed by Alex Lemon Happy New Year!  Shout out to this American apocalypse we are living through, the warming season of hair-flavored candy canes beneath the couch cushions and most especially, the flu!  Hey there sickness! “Any man can go without food for two days,” Baudelaire said, “but not without poetry,” and how true this quote is for the horror… Read more →