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Post-election letter from Goddard MFA Director Elena Georgiou

“As writers, we are not only recorders of history and memory, we are also striving to be forward-thinkers and visionaries. Our job is to promote thought, to witness, to explore, to dream, and above all, to create connection…. We are a community of writers whose role in society is to witness, document, invent, and imagine a different kind of future.”

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Elizabeth Hall’s “I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris” (TS 2016) reviewed at Full Stop

“Hall can evoke in her reader’s mind questions about many things including: the limits and potentials of language, the indeterminacy and implications of sexual difference, and the culturally relative, socially constructed and situated nature of science and ethics. But Hall does this without the esoteric, overly-academic tone usually associated with these topics…. After all, it’s a book about fucking, and coming. It’s fun to read.”

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Slab, by Selah Saterstrom, now available from Coffee House Press

On a slab that’s all Katrina left of her Mississippi home, Tiger tells her story, and it is as American as Horatio Alger, Schwab’s Pharmacy, and a tent revival. She was a stripper, but is she now a performance artist and best-selling author, and it is really Barbara Walters she’s narrating this tale to? Slab is how a girl ends up in the backwash of decadence and sin, and how out of the flotsam and jetsam she might construct a story of herself and the South to carry her to salvation.

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Received & available for review

Do you write reviews worth reading? Well, then, allow us to send you one of twelve new books from five presses, including new texts by Shanna Compton, Laura Elrick, Margaret Christakos, Beatriz Hausner, Aisha Sasha John, Nicole Markotić, Christine McNair, Kirill Medvedev, Chantal Neveu, Lisa Robertson, Jamie Sharpe, and Cecilia Vicuña; published by Bloof Books, BookThug, ECW Press, Kenning Editions, n+1/Ugly Duckling Presse.

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Books, Chapbooks, & Magazines Received / Available for Review

New books from 27 authors on 16 presses, including books by kevin mcpherson eckoff, CJ Evans, Jennifer H. Fortin, Michael Heald, Scott Hightower, Sonja Kravanja, Quinn Latimer, Tony Mancus, rob mclennan, David Mutschlecne, Paul Naylor, Andrea Rexilius, Karen Rigby, Emily Rosko, Tomaž Šalamun, Sandra Simonds, Giovanni Singleton, SE Smith, Rodrigo Toscano, Chris Vitiello, Kerri Webster, Jon Woodward, and Arianne Zwartjes, from above/ground press, Ahsahta Press, Barrow Street, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, Counterpath Press, Dream Horse Press, Greying Ghost Press, Letter Machine Editions, Poor Claudia, Perfect Day Publishing, Shearsman Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, University of Akron Press, University of Iowa Press, and Western Michigan University Press.

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