Author: Emily Faison

Review: The Lady from Tel Aviv

The Lady from Tel Aviv by Raba’i al-Madhoun Raba’i al-Madhoun’s novel, The Lady from Tel Aviv (shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction), articulates several human experiences: displacement, homecoming, family reunion, heritage, romance, warfare, terror, and cultural barriers. It is a short novel, but in its few pages it has quite a bit to say about all of these…

Review: Paris Twilight

Paris Twilight by Russ Rymer Reviewed by Gabrielle Bellot The allure of Paris for certain Americans is a phenomenon well-known-enough by now to be a kind of American cultural meme, one dating back long before the nineteenth century—and one that keeps cropping up in this century. There is, for instance, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris—a name Russ Rymer’s first novel…

Interview: Annie Finch

Interview with Annie Finch Interviewer: Jennifer Schomburg Kanke An earlier version of the interview was published in Volume 32.2 of The Southeast Review. Annie Finch’s first collection of poetry, The Encyclopedia of Scotland, was published by Caribou Press in 1982. Since that time she has published five other collections, including 2010’s Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams which…

Review: Fourth City

Fourth City: Essays From the Prison in America by Doran Larson Reviewed by Dyan Neary If the mark of a democracy were determined by how a nation treats its prisoners, the United States would certainly be among the most tyrannical systems of government in the world. In Fourth City: Essays From the Prison in America, Doran Larson has compiled several…

Review: Chain Link Fence

Chain Link Fence, poems by Patti White Reviewed by Brent House   As a child growing up in South Mississippi, I was given the chore of plucking the fascicles of pine needles that had fallen into the zigzag of the chain link fence surrounding our family home; so, on Saturday mornings after late-summer storms, I carried a small metal bucket to…

Interview: Matthea Harvey

Interview with Matthea Harvey Interviewer: Rachel May My interest in Matthea Harvey’s work grew out of my study of image and text; I discovered her via Of Lamb before backtracking to read her first two poetry collections. So, learning that her newest book would be full of images of her own making had me especially intrigued, and I was thrilled…