Jason Freure on The Politics of Knives

Nice to see the new book on someone’s “summer reading list” over at The Puritan— a breezy summer read about assassination and terror! Ball should have considered a career directing films given how often he pretends to be a camera, but “He Paints the Room Red” is genuinely chilling. “In Vitro City” presents condotopia in […]

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My Personal 2012 CWILA Count

Gillian Jerome has since replied to this post, and I have published a brief follow-up. Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) completed their 2012 report, and in an article about their findings Laura Moss notes that I apparently number among the “Top 20 Reviewers in 2012.” (Please note that CWILA is using “top” to […]

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Ex Machina reviewed in Hand+Star

Theodoros Chiotis reviews Ex Machina (click the quote for the full review) in Hand + Star: Jonathan Ball is preoccupied not so much with the process of writing poetry as with the production of textuality in the age of information surplus. The evolutionary concepts implicit in Ball’s collection emphasize the fact that every single person […]

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