Category Archives: Reviews

February News from Rescue

Have you been wondering what the Rescue crew is up to? Here are a few updates and a bunch of new work from Rescue Press authors and editors: Marc Rahe has new poems up at Petri Press. Madeline McDonnell’s new … Continue reading

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Hunting License:

“[The characters] are a strange and deluded and self-important and typically damaged bunch. They speak in ridiculous idioms. They crack flat jokes and clever jokes and jokes that only they find funny. They frequently feel terrible for themselves and, less … Continue reading

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The Wilhelm Scream

Thoughtful and amazing new reviews of Vinnie Wilhelm’s IN THE ABSENCE OF PREDATORS can be found at NewPages and The Collagist.

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“… the possibility of arrival.”

“And there it is—the bird, the word, the moth, the errant sound, or flying thing that escapes in all these stories, or tries to, or tries desperately to remain suppressed.” A new review of Madeline McDonnell’s THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE, … Continue reading

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Banjo Band’s Tamborine News:

1. Check out this beautiful review of Melissa Dickey’s THE LILY WILL at iO: “. . .The Lily Will is also a book that has a changing of seasons, a cycle of both natural and unnatural dying and rebirth. In … Continue reading

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“the music and the meaning”

1. Congratulations Shane McCrae (author of IN CANAAN) for winning one of this year’s Whiting Awards! The Iowa City Press Citizen interviews him here. 2. An insightful review of Andrea Rexilius’ TO BE HUMAN IS TO BE A CONVERSATION can … Continue reading

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August News & Notes:

1. Zach Savich’s debut collection of nonfiction—Events Film Cannot Withstand—is #5 on SPD’s Nonfiction Best-Sellers list! To read an excerpt of his book, which is part scandalous memoir, part self-help sabotage, and part investigatory journaling, go to At Length, which … Continue reading

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