When Pandora Burns

By Natalie Downey / June 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Created as a foil for mankind /
this beautiful mess /
is — in truth — a beautiful box.

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By Ruth Crossman / August 6, 2019 / 2 Comments

“Her tongue hasn’t always been this way. She’s pretty sure it was round and pink and human-like when she was born. It’s taken a steady diet of coffee and swear words to get her to this point, but now it’s unavoidable.”

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Strange transits through “The Daylight Gate” (review)

By Josh Wilson / August 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Full of love and devilry, Jeanette Winterson’s “The Daylight Gate” is at once a history lesson, historical fiction, and a romantic tale of the fantastic.

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The Shoes

By Ruth Crossman / May 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Don’t be fooled by its breezy, almost blase tone. Ruth Crossman’s subversive inversion of the Cinderella fairy tale, “The Shoes,” is a small-scale tragedy of disturbing power and contemporary relevance.

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