Author: Zach Linge

Volume 35.2

Contributors Allison Adair, Christopher Todd Anderson, Josh Brewer, Kayla E., Allegra Hyde, Michael Lavers, Hugh Martin, Ann Stewart McBee, Owen McLeod, Annie Paradis, David James Poissant, Paige Quiñones, Sheila Sanderson, Alysia Sawchyn, Sujata Shekar, Matthew K. Thompson, John Wamsted, and Lareign Ward.

Bob Shacochis

Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Immaculate Invasion, a work…

Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones, born in Alabama and educated at the University of Alabama and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has published widely in leading magazines, in The Oxford Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and in eight editions of The Best American Poetry. His books include Imaginary Logic (2011); Salvation Blues: 100 Poems, 1985-2005, which won the Kingsley Tufts Prize…

Review: Uncle Sharif’s Life in Music

Uncle Sharif’s Life in Music by Kazim Ali Review by Eric Schlich With several volumes of poetry, books of essays, novels, and works in translation under his belt, Kazim Ali seems to have done it all. The writer has few literary genres left to debut and so we are all the more fortunate to have this: his first collection of short…

Review: Anybody

Anybody by Ari Banias Review by Jayme Ringleb Anybody, Ari Banias’s debut collection, examines our invented understanding of a world we’ve codified with language and made, because of these codifications, at times less visible to ourselves and to our own understandings. So many of the collection’s poems interrogate the taxonomical and transactional erasures created by human naming, particularly as this act of…

Author Q&A: Adrian Matejka

Interview by Anna Claire Hodge Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in California and Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the MFA program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of The Devil’s Garden (Alice James Books, 2003) which won the New York / New England Award and Mixology (Penguin, 2009), a…

Review: Isadora

Isadora by Amelia Gray Review by Daniel LoPilato   In “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin examines the legacy of the oral storytelling tradition and its print descendent, the novel. “The novel is significant,” he writes, “not because it presents someone else’s fate to us, but because this stranger’s fate by virtue of the flame which consumes it yields us the warmth which…

Author Q&A: Kao Kalia Yang

Interview by Misha Rai  Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Kao Kalia lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota…

Review: Do Not Become Alarmed

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy Review by Whitney Gilchrist A rare abstract sentence in Maile Meloy’s new novel Do Not Become Alarmed offers a way of understanding the story itself: “One aspect of human resilience, in all its marvelousness, was the ability to recalibrate, to adjust to new circumstances with astonishing speed.” The story embeds this reflection on “recalibrat[ion]”…