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Must Reads for Fall

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The weather is turning, and books—as always—will bring us steadily through to the end of the year. Here are our choices for this fall's best reads.
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Imagining the Anthropocene: Tommy Pico’s Nature Poem

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Language retains the rhetorical barrier between the wild and the civilized, the false dichotomy upon which humans have built cities and established nations. It’s within this partition that poetic genres like the Romantic lyric and the pastoral took root, ensconcing the obfuscations that Tommy Pico rails against.
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Must-Reads for 2017

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very new year gives us the chance to be swept away by new books, and here are some of this winter’s best.
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The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “Rain” by Ben Loory

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In her essay, “Fairy Tale is Form, Form is Fairy Tale,” (from The Writer’s Notebook, Tin House Books) Kate Bernheimer discusses how the psychological flatness of characters in tales and fables “allows depth of response in the reader.” In Ben Loory’s “Rain” (Journal of Compressed Creative Arts), we’re given
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