Visual Hauntings: That Cactus Smile
BY CHRISTINE STODDARD I made “That Cactus Smile” using mostly tissue paper and acrylic, but it also contains tiles and found objects. I was inspired to make the piece after visiting my sister in Arizona. Hence the cactus.
[REVIEW] The Old Philosopher by Vi Khi Nao
Nightboat Books, 2016 73 pages REVIEWED BY LESLIE CATON — Body, earth, family, global politics, and God pushed thoughtfully through a meat grinder with memory and sex blades: this is the work inside The Old Philospher, winner of the 2014 Nightbooks Prize for Poetry, by Vi Khi Nao.
[REVIEW] Dahlia Cassandra by Nathaniel Kressen
Second Skin Books June 2016 REVIEWED BY DALLAS ATHENT — We know Nathaniel Kressen after his debut novel, Concrete Fever was released in 2011. Concrete Fever followed two deranged kids around New York City, looking for fantasy in teenage angst.