[REVIEW] Einstein’s Beach House, by Jacob M. Appel
Pressgang 188 pages, $15.95 Review by Lynne Weiss The theme of the highly readable and surprising stories that comprise Jacob M. Appel’s Einstein’s Beach House is aptly expressed in the first sentence of the first story, “Hue and Cry”—these stories describe things that are “funny” when they happen “to other people.
CAREFULLY CURATED CATASTROPHES (a hypothetical pitch), by Matthew Burnside
Dear Publisher, This pitch, if you even want to call it that, started out as (& being about) many different things. In the end, I decided it couldn’t be (about) one thing without being (about) everything.
[REVIEW] The Volta Book of Poets, edited by Joshua Maria Wilkinson
Sidebrow Books 367 pages, $25 Review by Laura Kochman In the year we have defined as 2015, I am reading and reviewing The Volta Book of Poets. It has emerged from The Volta, a website of/for/about/from contemporary poetry, named after the term for the place where a poem shifts.