Book Reviews

Guadalupe Nettel’s “Natural Histories”

In each of her five short stories, Nettel places humans under the microscope and examines them at their most fragile and desperate.

Vladimir Pozner’s “The Disunited States”

The result is a frenetic portrait of the United States that he assembles bit by bit, fragment by fragment.

Gunnar Harding’s “Guarding the Air”

Steeped in broad cross-cultural influences from traditional jazz to Guillaume Apollinaire, Harding masterfully crafts vision and music into free verse.

July 2014

Piece by Piece They’re Taking My World Away

I say we go. It can’t be worse than it is here.

Slaves of Moscow

Once there, they had been robbed of their passports and forced to work without pay for twenty hours a day.


He says that was the most ingenious smokescreen he’s ever seen in his life.

The Gold Watch

''The clock inside has no numbers, it has only memories.''

Me and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

"And that shadowy bit you see up there, that’s the thing that has me worried."

The Bamboo Stalk

“Do you know how many policemen’s numbers I have in my phone?”

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