Los Angeles Review of Books: Violent Revelations: On Heather Lewis’s “Notice”

TO NOTICE is revelatory. It’s also violent. To be on notice is to know that already, to bear a body inscribed with knowledge’s scars. To put someone else on notice is a threat as often as it’s an attempt at protection: eviction notice, hazard notice, final notice. Is this the most disturbing book you’ve ever […]

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Electric Literature: A Perfect Body Wasn’t the Right Shape For Me

Electric Literature: A Perfect Body Wasn’t the Right Shape For Me

“Public Parts” by Dayna Mahannah For the first hour, I sat alone on a stool with my cheese slices, enclosed in a private corner nook of classroom A046, wearing pool sandals and a trench coat. I could overhear the students introducing themselves. For some, it was their first life drawing class; others were charcoal-cuticled vets. […]

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Electric Literature: 9 Short Story Collections About Women’s Bodies

Electric Literature: 9 Short Story Collections About Women’s Bodies

Short stories can do things novels cannot because they’re short. They’re limber and can dart in and out of close-fitting places. They can be weird and daring in ways that novels cannot always sustain. Joy Williams writes in, “8 Essential Attributes of the Short Story (and one way it differs from a novel), “A novel […]

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