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We are all nobody in Sabina Murray’s novel The Human Zoo, a dark social...

The Human Zoo is the seventh book by author, screenwriter, and PEN/Faulkner Award winner, Sabina Murray. Prior to The Human Zoo, Murray published six books: Valiant Gentlemen (2017), Tales of the New World (2011),...

Scenes of a fluid sexuality: A review of Joon Oluchi Lee’s Neotenica 

Neotenica is the third work by author Joon Oluchi Lee and is the 2021 Winner of the Lambda Literary Award as well as a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction. Prior to...

A different kind of blue period in Larissa Pham’s “Pop Song “

Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy is writer Larissa Pham’s first book-length collection of essays and nonfiction, following her debut novel, Fantasian. Pham studied painting and art history at Yale University and is...

Celebrating discovery and diversity in Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s essay collection, “World of Wonders”

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil is a New York Times Best Seller, a Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year, and an NPR...

What tears us apart: A review of the anthology “Troubling Borders”

Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora is a collection of works from a mix of artistic disciplines – poetry, short fiction, painting, mixed media, and...

Manong remembering, remembered: Al Robles richly chronicles Filipino-American life in “Rappin’ with Ten Thousand...

Rappin’ with Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark is a re-release of Filipino-American poet Al Robles’ collection that was originally published in 1996. This is an expanded edition which includes the essay “Hanging on...

“You Eat Your Concern”: A review of Kimberly Quiogue Andrews’ “A Brief History of...

A Brief History of Fruit (2020) is the award-winning debut poetry collection by Kimberly Quiogue Andrews, who is a poet, literary critic and Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College. When you’ve...

What holds us together: A review of Barbara Jane Reyes’ “Letters to a Young...

Letters to a Young Brown Girl (2020) is the sixth and latest book of poetry by Filipina-American poet Barbara Jane Reyes, whose previous poetry collections include Gravities of Center, Poeta en San Francisco, Diwata,...