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07.21.17: Alexandra Kulik delves into the delightfully horrible japes of Joe Green's poetry. link>>
07.20.17: "The heartbreak of Ben Mazer’s February Poems seems overwhelming." link>>
07.19.17: "Range finds the poetic in the colloquial, the past in the present, the transcendent in the immanent." link>>
07.18.17: A new biography of John Ashbery explains the origin of his taste for ambiguity. link>>
07.17.17: Nikki Wallschlaeger’s sonnets are "cramped structures, passageways through a larger space." link>>
07.14.17: Anjali Pandey’s study of linguistic exhibitionism in fiction speaks to the future of post-global multilingualism. link>>
07.13.17: "Like many novels recently penned by North African writers, Tunisian Yankee revisits the awakening of national pride and its brutal repression." link>>
07.12.17: The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor is a summertime beach read with a brain. link>>
07.11.17: At Jehat, a reflection on fragmentation in contemporary Moroccan youth poetry. link>>
07.10.17: Peter Brannen's timely new book tells of the effort to understand the mass extinctions in Earth's history. link>>
07.06.17: It takes guts for a young author to follow ordinary people in the ordinary world in which we actually live. link>>
07.06.17: Tess Taylor reviews Randall Munn's Proprietary for All Things Considered. link>>
07.05.17: Cassandra Nelson finds that, in his new novel, Coetzee has no wisdom to convey. link>>
07.04.17: "Nothing happens in the novel of Khalid Lyamlahy. Absolutely nothing." link>>
07.03.17: A retrospective review of Whatever Speaks on Behalf of Hashish and Soraya: Sonnets by Anis Shivani. link>>
06.30.17: The TLS reprints an edited version of a review by J.R.R. Tolkien of Hali Meidenhad, first published in 1923. link>>
06.29.17: The City Always Wins is an intermittently revealing literary portrait of Cairo, but fails as imaginative fiction. link>>
06.28.17: A House Among the Trees chronicles the legacy of a kids' book author modeled loosely after Maurice Sendak. link>>
06.27.17: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows incorporates elements of rom-com, mystery, and family saga, with plenty of jokes that aren’t really jokes. link>>
06.26.17: Five great things about Senator Al Franken’s memoir, Giant of the Senate. link>>
06.23.17: Thea Hawlin on Michèle Roberts on the “mind and millinery” books of “silly lady novelists.” link>>
06.22.17: The adolescent hero of Nick White’s debut novel confronts repressed memories and the horrors of a Gothic summer camp in the Deep South. link>>
06.21.17: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky reviews two works of history for The Onion's AV Club. link>>
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06.27.17: A PBS profile of Egyptian-American poet Yahia Lababidi and his new book of aphorisms. link>>
06.26.17: How Chris Herron overcame blindness and started an audiobook show for new sci-fi and fantasy. link>>
06.23.17: Qais Akbar Omar talks with AGNI about writing to cope with memories of war. link>>
06.22.17: Three poems from Uttaran Das Gupta’s forthcoming book Visceral Metropolis. link>>
06.21.17: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, listed by the Hay Festival as among the most promising African writers under 40, has a new story in Brittle Paper. link>>
New Books and
Literary News
06.22.17: This week sees the release of an anthology of poetry written by people who have lived, or are living, as refugees or asylum seekers in Ireland. link>>
06.21.17: Anita Sivakumaran’s debut novel narrates the story of the unstoppable rise of a female politician from student to actress and then to chief minister. link>>

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