How to Carry Scars

Book Review: How to Carry Scars by Dana Green

By Garrett Biggs, contributor at CU Boulder. For those familiar with Dana Green’s collection of hybrid fictions Sometimes the Air in the Room Goes Missing (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016), the first line of her debut novel, How to Carry Scars (Kernpunkt Press, 2018), might be surprising: “Olivia’s mother documented the...

Lumberjack's Dove

Book Review: The Lumberjack's Dove by GennaRose Nethercott

By Mike Ranellone, TIMBER Poetry Editor A teammate from high school dies unexpectedly. Motorcycle accident, say. Someone else—a parent or grandparent—leaves this world after months or years in a hospital gown. The person you think you’ll marry calls from 2,000 miles away to say it’s over and that when the...

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Book Review: Visuals and Loss in "Ghost Of"

By Phuong T. Vuong, TIMBER Reviews/Interviews Editor Diana Khoi Nguyen’s poetry collection Ghost Of is a haunting exploration of grief’s aftermath, for a sister and for a family. Musical, visual, personal, and cultural, Ghost Of interrogates loss through a symbiotic relationship between verse, poetic form, and the materiality of the...