Publishers Weekly

In her third collection, poet and performer Harris (Amnesiac) captures the unceasing existential heaviness of being black in America. The consumption and appropriation of blackness is a major theme: 'Aberration projected through the skein of falsehood. Bodies transported across bodies to toil & breed toil, defiled to be defiled.

On the Sea Wall

In a landscape where genre is ever-bending, Etel Adnan brings us Night, a brief yet powerful melding of poetry, prose, and philosophy. The book is as enigmatic as night itself is, full of mystery and the unknowable, perpetually pining for and simultaneously withholding illumination. An undercurrent of uncertainty runs like a river through these pages where the physical movements of the world are paralleled with the movements of Adnan’s own brilliant mind.

The Brooklyn Rail

Ariel Goldberg borrows the title of their book-length essay on queer art, The Estrangement Principle, from the experimental writer Renee Gladman, who edited the “dyke zine” Clamour from 1996 to 1999. In a forward to an issue of that publication, Gladman wrote that the zine was intended to grapple with the difficulty of translating experience and knowledge to language, especially from a culturally marginal position like that of Clamour’s contributors, who were mostly queer women of color.

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