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Review: Nick Earhart’s Four Places – Jonathan Kelly

Nick Earhart’s Four Places, published by Lillet Press, is ostensibly a ‘comic.’ It is a deceptively simple work. Each comic vignette is comprised of four discrete boxes, or “places” as the title states. We enter into the work unsuspecting. As with all cultural productions, we expect narrative, or at the very least a robust use of symbol and metaphor. Earhart disabuses us of this notion. We come to realize that there can be no narrative herein,

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Book Review: One More Number by Craig Rodgers – Justin Cooper

About ten years ago, my friend Calvin got assigned to review the latest album by the Haunted Windchimes, an “extremely popular” band from his hometown, Pueblo, Colorado.

The album was “shit,” he told me recently. He’s right. But he feared that if he wrote that, cool people would beat him up, and he said his friends were worried for him, too.

“In Pueblo,” Calvin said, “it’s basically illegal to say anything negative about the Haunted Windchimes.”

I’m left in a similar pickle when it comes to reviewing One More Number,

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A Double Dose of Reviews: Malcolm Paul on Richard Cabut’s Looking for a Kiss + Aad de Gids on Michael Mc Aloran’s Nothing Ever

 

Looking for a Kiss is a post-punk novel – mapping the emotional framework of the end of punk and youth, and the impact of the adult 80s. It’s an anti-coming of age story. 

Set in Camden, Camberwell and New York, the book is an account of breakdown, breakup and breakout with primal scenes, screams and schemes, as well as the eternal quest for sprezzatura and the endless search for redemption.

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Very Fine People Review – Alexandrine J. Ogundimu

       

 

        Whatever I say, let it be known I’m biased. I got to read drafts of Very Fine People by Scott Gannis before it was published and I loved it then and I love it now. I’ve been jealous of his ability for years, and I claimed his work as a personal favorite in our MFA cohort. We’ve gotten drunk together.

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