Reviews


“Pain is the heaviest thing”: The Many Meanings of Tender, by Sofia Samatar Reviewed by Sara Rauch

tender: having a soft or yielding texture; demanding careful and sensitive handling tender: a person who tends or maintains a specific space tender: money, as in “legal tender” Sofia Samatar’s new collection of stories, Tender, is comprised of two sections: “Tender Bodies” and “Tender Landscapes.” In a way, bodies are […]


Seeking Self in the Mirror: A Review of Similacra, by Airea Matthews

Airea Matthews’ debut collection, Similacra, is an experiment in time travel, a self-examination that takes place by means of a non-linear journey through civilization. Matthews employs a council of writers, philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians – along with a pantheon of deities spanning multiple cultures – to pull back the veil […]