Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s Chain-Gang All-Stars included on the NYT Book Review’s 10 best books of 2023.
Speculative fiction author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is a builder of worlds dark and twistedly terrifying, but never devoid of hope.
Laura Glenum on Deborah Landau’s Skeletons: “Landau mobilizes the female libido as a site of resistance to her own mortality.”
In Chain-Gang All-Stars, prison fights have corporate sponsors – read this review of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s forthcoming novel.
Review of Deborah Landau’s forthcoming Skeletons: “These poems unfurl a resonant commentary on loneliness and mortality.”
Review of Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced An Emergency by Chen Chen: embracing queer anger as a source of knowledge.
In The Rupture Tense Jenny Xie looks at silence surrounding the Cultural Revolution and explores its lasting impact on her own family.
Joy Harjo and George Saunders’ latest included in the 12 New Books You Should Read in October.
Review of Jorie Graham’s [To] The Last [Be] Human: An eco-conscious poet whose real subject is consciousness itself.
Review of Sun Yung Shin’s The Wet Hex: “The Wet Hex is, at its core, a fractured narrative of becoming.”