I’ve got reviews of Matthew Guenette’s poetry collection, American Busboy, and Blake Butler and Lily Hoang’s 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Young Writers, in this month’s issue of Gently Read Literature here.
The December issue of Gently Read Literature is here, and I’ve got a review of Phillip Sterling’s short story collection in there.
Daniel Casey’s magazine Gently Read Literature publishes thoughtful reviews of contemporary poetry and fiction—there’s no fluff, no flippancy or glibness. He’s got a lot of great people writing for him, and he’d like to pay them, so he’s running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds. You can donate here. There are just two weeks left to go.
I saw Drive this past weekend. This review says it all.
In this essay, Melvin Jules Bukiet calls out books by Brooklyn authors and authors who share the “Brooklyn” ethos that nothing too bad every really happens, kitsch is cool, and nostalgia is useful for dredging up a sentimental, candy-coating of events that lulls readers into a sleepytime twee comfort. I think I agree with him completely.