In Beast Meridian, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal braids searing lyricism and intimate narratives into utterances and patterns that radicalize the heart and the eye. —Eduardo C. Corral

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From the chrysalis-tomb comes this chorus, these ladies, with voices of green fire and river ice. They speak to us, the living, the as-yet-unwept, of the death world behind the glass and beneath the waves, at the end of night, and they lull, and they terrify. — Joanna Ruocco

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Gospel of Regicide is a brilliant book.  I want to start a trans-global book club to think about it more.  Would you like to join?   Bhanu Kapil

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Rain Taxi review of Boxing the Compass

Sandy Florian’s Boxing the Compass defies categorization, subverts genre, and reframes our ideas of what story and language can do—all the while remaining intensely readable. In fact, upon “finishing” the book, this reader had to read it again. Perhaps a reader...

Cleaver Magazine reviews Change Machine

J. G. McClure reviewed Bruce Covey's Change Machine for Cleaver Magazine: Think about the change machine outside your car wash: you put in a dollar, the machine spits out coins. Not a neat bundle, but a jangling tray-full. Now think of William Carlos Williams: “A poem...

Letras Latinas interview with elena minor

Commemorating the release of TITULADA—the new title in our Akrilica Series, which is a joint project of Noemi Press and Letras Latinas—the Letras Latinas blog posted this illuminating interview with elena minor conducted by poet ire’ne lara silva. I don’t think of my...

Rumpus Review of Shane McCrae’s Blood

Michael Klein reviews Blood for The Rumpus: Shane McCrae’s astounding third collection of poems, Blood, is a book of dramatic slave narratives that are written so close to the bone that every poem reads like an insider’s account of what happened inside the burning...