The Smoke is Me, Burning: C.A. Blintzios Sets Fire to Trauma and Dances Around the Flames
Blintzios’s enviable economy of language conjures an utterly heart-stopping, breathtaking sensation discovered in the rarest of reading experiences.
“So, What Are You?”: Navigating Intersectional Identity in You’ve Changed
Representation matters, and You’ve Changed is a testament to that.
On the Vulnerability of a South Asian Muslim Woman: My Grief, the Sun by Sanna Wani
What struck me the most is Wani’s nuanced and realistic expression of spirituality and Islam.
On Archives and Authorship: Lee Kravetz’s The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.
Throughout the book, Kravetz seamlessly blends fact and fiction in order to bring readers right up to the periphery of the impenetrable world of Sylvia Plath.
Equestrian Monuments: Translating the Moments of Nostalgia and Reflection
This ominous “you” appears throughout the series, indicating longing and comparison to the past.
The American Gaze on Silent Winds, Dry Seas
Silent Winds, Dry Seas is a novel primarily about Mauritius and Mauritians, and a sensitivity to this point as well as an understanding of who we are is a must if the work is to be assessed on merit.
Justice in L.A.: A Review of Natashia Deón’s Literary Fantasy The Perishing
Using multiple perspectives and an excitingly jumbled timeline, Deón crafts a narrative that is equal parts coming-of-age and epic historical fiction.
The Awkwardness of Adolescence: A Review of Emme Lund’s The Boy with a Bird in His Chest
In her debut novel, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest, Emme Lund celebrates queer joy through Owen Tanner’s journey to family, freedom, and love.