I interviewed poet Eleni Sikelianos about her latest hybrid memoir, You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek), on The Nervous Breakdown - we talked about Kristeva and Ginsberg and visual essays, about breaking nonfiction rules and creating new ones.
My review of Joni Tevis's latest essay collection, The World is On Fire: Scrap Treasure and Songs of Apocalypse
“‘There is a crease for grief in any day, but usually we turn away from it,’ Tevis writes. Perhaps it is this very act of not turning away, of staying curious and vulnerable, that saves her and in turn us. The World is On Fire masterfully questions, rummages, and connects the obscure with the universal, uncovering truths about faith and resurrection we had been waiting for, whether we knew it or not.”
"I’m a fan of the tight, the gritty, the visceral. I fall to my knees for the kinds of juicy shocks to the heart that work quickly and quietly and leave me breathless. The winter issue of Puerto Del Sol had me on my knees..."