"This slim journal contains multitudes. It’s a compulsively readable account of returning to a childhood home, a provocative meditation on artists such as Susan Sontag, Francesca Woodman, and Andrei Tarkovsky, and a radical reexamination of concepts like ruin porn, tourism, and translation. But mostly it’s an urgent manifesto. Göransson concludes: "This is written without hope." But paradoxically, Poetry Against All offers just that." (Jeff Jackson) "Moralists who find themselves clutching their pearls about this book of noir perversions should read less literally and see that Göransson's Poetry Against All -- for all its anti-libidinous interrogations of pornography, the Holocaust, and cadavers -- concerns some of the most relatably humanist emotions of all: grief, the meaning of home, and the protectiveness one has about one’s children. Göransson imagines pornography as the body at the edge of otherness, at once alluring and perverse, which is not unlike the lens through which he conceives his own role as immigrant, the contaminant in our body politic, alive to the sheer horror of America but never quite able to go home himself." (Ken Chen)
At The Seattle Review of Books, none other than Paul Constant does his darndest to describe the genius of Rebecca Brown and her "dangerous and exciting" new book from TS Press, Not Heaven, Somewhere Else.
Big thanks to Rich Smith for his wide-ranging Stranger feature on Rebecca Brown and her new book with Tarpaulin Sky Press: Not Heaven, Somewhere Else: "These updated and revised fables satisfied a desire for moral discussion that I didn’t even know I had…. Highly recommended and highly rewarding."
Hernán Díaz, Renee Macalino, and TS Editor Elena Georgiou are finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award, created to recognize work that illuminates the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants.
"In this beautifully written collection of 11 lyric essays, debut author Piper J. Daniels challenges popular narratives about suicidal ideation, sexual assault, mental illness, and female bodies.... (and) emerges as an empowering and noteworthy voice."
Granta issue 142 -- "Animalia" -- features an excerpt from water & power Steven Dunn's forthcoming second novel with Tarpaulin Sky Press: "A surreal and compelling indictment of the US military machine."
We're thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Hall's I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris (TS Press 2016) has been chosen as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in the category of Bisexual Nonfiction.
At Kenyon Review, editor Janet McAdams dives into Amy King's The Missing Museum (TS Press 2016): "A visceral stunner ... and an instruction manual.... King’s archival work testifies to the power—however obscured by the daily noise of our historical moment—of art, of the possibility for artists to legislate the world."