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Book Review: Someone You Love is Still Alive

A geography of sex and violence permeates throughout Ephraim Sommers’s Someone You Love is Still Alive. This energetic text presents readers with contemporary insight into poetic archives that contort racial violence and love, shifting kisses amid murder reports that bend quietly under police badges

Strange Landscapes of Loss and Longing in Michael Credico’s Heartland Calamitous

In Michael Credico’s debut collection of short stories, Heartland Calamitous, he takes us from fever-dream to fever dream in a strange and fragmented Midwest. Corpses bloat in backyard pools for days, dissolving alongside a marriage; a bear is taken into a family to replace the son he devoured, only