The Carrying by Ada Limon

Renewal as Legacy, A Review of The Carrying by Ada Limón

By Rachel Cruea The term “carry” means to support or move, someone or something, from one place to another. A woman carries her groceries inside. A paper boat is carried along a river. The sound of a practicing choir carries down a hallway. The verb alludes to movement, carrier and...

Trump Sky Alpha by Mark Doten

“And all that was over”: An Interview with Mark Doten about Trump Sky Alpha

By Reed Underwood Mark Doten is the author of Trump Sky Alpha (available for purchase at Graywolf Press ) and The Infernal . One of Granta’s 2017 Best of Young American Novelists, he is the executive literary fiction editor at Soho Press and teaches at Princeton University and Columbia University...

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...