Book of the Month: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Written by Aslan Gossett Edited by Josh Strange (Mostly Spoiler Free) Ottessa Moshfegh’s second book, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, explores its 300-some pages with postmodern monologues and an inverse metamorphosis story for the ages. Set in New York between 2000…

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Book of the Month: LGBTQ: Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

Written by Clint Liles Edited by Josh Strange I grew up about two hours north of Knoxville in a small-town just south of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The closest city was Knoxville followed by Lexington with an equal distance drive.…

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Book of the Month: Kafka on the Shore

Written by Case Pharr Edited by Sadie Kimbrough Kafka on the Shore is a magical realist novel by famed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. Framed in modern Japan, Murakami weaves a novel which explores metaphysics, utilizes Sophoclean prophecy, bridges dreams and…

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Book of the Month: The Man Who Lived Underground

Written by Lynda D. Sleeter Edited by Sadie Kimbrough The release of a previously unpublished novel by Richard Wright (1908-1960), legendary author of Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945) is possibly the major literary event of the summer. The…

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Book of the Month: The End of Eddy

By Clint Liles Edited by Ben Hurst When I first read The End of Eddy all I could find was its problems, yet one year later the message of the book still resonates with me. French author and commentator, Edouard…

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Book of the Month: Prey

By Javen Calhoun Edited by Ben Hurst It’s not uncommon for one to be absolutely terrified of the capabilities of modern day technology. As the possibilities increase for engineering and technological fields, the fear of such newfound possibilities does as…

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Book of the Month: Code Talker

By Lynda Sleeter Edited by Ben Hurst   Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two (2005), is a young adult historical fiction novel by Joseph Bruchac about the Northeastern Indigenous peoples of America. Code Talker…

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Book of the Month: Girl in Snow
Poetry Editor Jenna Dirksen

Book of the Month: Girl in Snow

When they told him Lucinda Hayes was dead, Cameron thought of her shoulder blades and how they framed her naked spine, like a pair of static lungs. By: Jenna Dirksen February is known for two things: romance and freezing cold.…

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