Books to Review

Last updated November 26, 2022

We are actively looking for people to write for Heavy Feather—and we cover books that aren’t on our list below—so reach out to Books Editor Jeff Chon if you’re interested in reviewing books, interviewing authors, or pitching another type of project. We only publish interviews and reviews online. We encourage 800 words per book review. There are no word count restrictions for interviews or general criticism, however. Craft essays are welcome. Reviewers receive hard copies of the book if available.

If you’re a publicist, author, or publisher and want to tell us about your book, please also email Jeff.

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Fiction

Foundations / Abigail Stewart / Whiskey Tit

Men in My Situation / Per Petterson / 304 pp.

Owlish / Dorothy Tse / Graywolf Press / 224 pp.

Fat Time and Other Stories / Jeffery Renard Allen / Graywolf Press / 228 pp.

Dog on Fire / Terese Svoboda / University of Nebraska Press / 188 pp.

Switchboard Rot / Michael Gerard / Anxiety Press / 123 pp.

Dioramas / Blair Austin / Dzanc Books

Only and Ever This / J.A. Tyler / Dzanc Books / 208 pp.

The Middle Daughter / Chika Unigwe / Dzanc Books

Hallucinated City / Mário de Andrade / Sublunary Editions / Translated by Jack E. Tomlins / 166 pp.

Funeral / Daisuke Shen & Vi Khi Nao / KERNPUNKT Press

Boundless as the Sky / Dawn Raffel / Sagging Meniscus Press / 146 pp.

Thick City / Katie Jean Shinkle / Bull City Press / 52 pp.

Skeletal Lights from Afar / Forrest Roth / What Books Press / 210 pp.

The Mouth Is a Coven / Liz Worth / Manta Press / 222 pp.

Some of Them Will Carry Me / Giada Scodellaro / Dorothy, a publishing project / 184 pp.

Bark On / Mason Boyles / Driftwood Press

Newborn / Agustín Maes / Whiskey Tit / 112 pp.

Almost Deadly, Almost Good / Alice Kaltman / Word West Press

Bellamonia / John Schertzer / Spuyten Duyvil / 226 pp.

Last of the Better Days Ahead / Charlie Parr / Ramshackle Press

COWARD / Meghan Lamb / Spuyten Duyvil / 96 pp.

Ink / Angela Woodward / University Press of Kentucky / 152 pp.

After the Rapture / Nancy Stohlman / Mason Jar Press

The Company of Strangers / Jen Michalski / Braddock Avenue Books / 194 pp.

The Glassmaker’s Wife / Lee Martin / Dzanc Books / 216 pp.

The Circle That Fits / Kevin Lichty / Driftwood Press / 145 pp.

Headless World, or, The Problem of Time / Ascher/Straus / McPherson & Company / 336 pp.

Man in a Cage / Patrick Nevins / Malarkey Books / 342 pp.

Sorcererer / Jace Brittain / Schism Neuronics / 138 pp.

Letting the House Go / Robert Crooke / Unsolicited Press / 350 pp.

Stories No One Hopes Are about Them / A.J. Bermudez / University of Iowa Press / 168 pp.

Melancholic Parables / Dale Stromberg / 182 pp.

Don’t Look at Me / Charles Holdefer / Sagging Meniscus Press / 282 pp.

Gatherings / Mehreen Ahmed / Bridge House Publishing / 280 pp.

In Search of the Magic Theater / Karla Huebner / Regal House Publishing

The Enhancers / Anne K. Yoder / Meekling Press / 340 pp.

We Are All Together / Richard Fulco / Wampus Multimedia / 233 pp.

Unknowing, I Sink / Timothy G. Huguenin

Dr. No / Percival Everett / Graywolf Press / 232 pp.

Pharoni / Colin Dodds / Dodds Amalgamated / 392 pp.

A Season Unknown / Keith Cohen / k + p press / 318 pp.

Shoot the Horses First / Leah Angstman / KERNPUNKT Press / 238 pp.

Ebb / Grant Maierhofer / KERNPUNKT Press

Funeral / Daisuke Shen & Vi Khi Nao / KERNPUNKT Press

Desperado Days / X.C. Atkins / TRNSFR Books / 248 pp.

The Five Stages of Moria / Elika Ansari / Arkbound

Disembodied / Christina Tudor-Sideri / Sublunary Editions / 164 pp.

Shakes Bear in the Dark / Joshua Kornreich / Sagging Meniscus Press / 74 pp.

The Prince of Infinite Space / Giano Cromley / Propertius Press / 188 pp.

Midstream / Lynn Sloan / Fomite / 262 pp.

The Criteria / Kami Westhoff / Unsolicited Press

A Friend of the Family / Yves Ravey / Sublunary Editions / Translated by Emma Ramadan & Tom Roberge / 98 pp.

How Long Is Now / Joshua Corey / Spuyten Duyvil / 380 pp.

Poetry

The Kingdom of Surfaces / by Sally Wen Mao / Graywolf Press / 112 pp.

An Ordinary Life / B. H. Fairchild / W.W. Norton & Company / 72 pp.

Kneel Said the Night / Margo Berdehevsky / Sundress Publications

I Never Learned to Pray / Estelle Bajou / Main Street Rag / 44 pp.

Smog Mother / John Barger / Palimpsest Press / 80 pp.

Almost an Elegy / Linda Pastan / W.W. Norton & Company / 144 pp.

Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light / Joy Harjo / W.W. Norton & Company / 160 pp.

Shopping, or The End of Time / Emily Bludworth de Barrios / University of Wisconsin Press / 104 pp.

The Scarecrow Alibis / Denver Butson / Cloudbank Books / 112 pp.

Gebir / Walter Savage Landor / Sublunary Editions / 212 pp.

The Collected Works of Emanuel Carnevali, Volume 1 / Edited by Joshua Rothes / Sublunary Editions / 428 pp.

The Collected Works of Emanuel Carnevali, Volume 2 / Edited by Joshua Rothes / Sublunary Editions / 402 pp.

THIRDOUROBOROS /  Richard Kostelanetz / NYQ Books / 144 pp.

New Singapore Poetries / Edited by Marylyn Tan & Jee Leong Koh / Gaudy Boy / 350 pp.

Talk Smack to a Hurricane / Lynne Jensen Lampe / Ice Floe Press / 60 pp.

MOPES / Kenneth Reveiz / FENCE / 88 pp.

Call Me Spes / Sara Cahill Marron / MadHat Press / 150 pp.

The Symmetry of Fish / Su Cho / Penguin Poets / 80 pp.

No Further Than the End of the Street / Benjamin Niespodziany / Okay Donkey

Know Thy Audience / Nadia de Vries / MOIST

Goddesses of Water / Jeannette L. Clariond / Translated by Samantha Schnee / 224 pp.

John Scotus Eriugena at Laon & Other Poems / Jacques Darras / World Poetry Books / Translated by Richard Sieburth / 152 pp.

Melody in Exile / S. T. Brant / Atmosphere Press

Cover Songs / Jordan Stempleman / The Blue Turn / 110 pp.

My Aunt’s Abortion / Jane Rosenberg LaForge / BlazeVOX Books / 92 pp.

Almost Obscene / Raúl Gómez Jattin / Cleveland State University Poetry Center / Translated by Katherine M. Hedeen & Olivia Lot / 132 pp.

Innocence / Michael Joseph Walsh / Cleveland State University Poetry Center / 128 pp.

Coloratura on a Silence Found in Many Expressive Systems / Alice Fulton / W.W. Norton & Company / 128 pp.

The Nameless / Brandi George / KERNPUNKT Press

Seeing Voices / Kelly Sargent / Kelsay Books / 36 pp.

Naming the Ghost / Emily Hockaday / Cornerstone Press / 80 pp.

No Way in the Skin without This Bloody Embrace / Jean D’Amérique / Ugly Duckling Presse / Translated by Conor Bracken / 120 pp.

To Love an Island / Ana Portnoy Brimmer / YesYes Books / 126 pp.

Refusenik / Lynn Melnick / YesYes Books / 112 pp.

Blind Insights into the Writing Process / Richard Krause / Fomite / 96 pp.

Askew / Robert Vaughn / Cowboy Jamboree Press / 131 pp.

Midwood / Jana Prikryl / W. W. Norton & Company / 144 pp.

Pyre / Maureen Alsop / What Books / 98 pp.

The Belly / Tchicaya u Tam’si / Diálogos / Translated by Peter Thompson / 224 pp.

With Urgency / Aicha Bassry / Diálogos / Translated by Mbarek Sryfi & Eric Sellin / 80 pp.

Nobody Loves Me / John Stoss / Lavender Ink / 500 pp.

Hechizo / Mark Statman / Lavender Ink / 186 pp.

Free Compositions / t thilleman / Lavender Ink / 214 pp.

Quarantina / Kit Robinson / Lavender Ink / 144 pp.

Husbandry / Matthew Dickman / W.W. Norton & Company / 144 pp.

Nonfiction

FEVER / Shilo Niziolek / Querencia Press / 172 pp.

Dark Days / Roger Reeves / Graywolf Press / 232 pp.

Suicide / Vi Khi Nao / 11:11 Press / 158 pp.

Scream / Michael J. Seidlinger / Bloomsbury Academic / 136 pp.

To love an artist / Valerie Hsiung / Essay Press

Weaving Language I / Francesca Capone / Essay Press

Ordinary Wonder Tales / Emily Urquhart / Biblioasis / 240 pp.

The Veil between Two Worlds / Christina Vo / She Writes Press / 256 pp.

Unbound / Aaron Shurin / Nightboat Books / 144 pp.

I/I / Katherine Indermaur / Seneca Review Books

Proximity / Sam Heaps / CLASH Books

Nothing Special / Dianne Bilyak / Wesleyan University Press / 208 pp.

We the Parasites / A. V. Marraccini / Sublunary Editions / 148 pp.

Look to Your Left / Kristina Marie Darling / University of Akron Press

Without Saints / Christopher Locke / Black Lawrence Press

Street People / David J. Bookbinder / Transformations Press / 172 pp.

Mauled / Crosbie Cotton & Jeremy Evans / Rocky Mountain Books / 192 pp.

Lights to Guide Me Home / Meghan J. Ward / Rocky Mountain Books / 320 pp.

Pages from a Broken Diary / Toti O’Brien / Pski’s Porch Publishing / 181 pp.

Slenderman / Kathleen Hale / Grove Atlantic / 368 pp.

Neither Weak Nor Obtuse / Jake Goldsmith / Sagging Meniscus Press / 140 pp.

O / Tammy Nguyen / Ugly Duckling Presse / 144 pp.

Does It Hurt? / Kaleena Madruga / Folly X.O. / 180 pp.

This World Is Not Your Home / Matthew Vollmer / EastOver Press / 226 pp.

Dream Pop Origami / Jackson Bliss / Unsolicited Press

XO / Sara Rauch / autofocus / 170 pp.

Possums Run Amok / Lora Lafayette / Mercuria Press / 176 pp.

Nightmare Mode / Edited by Boss Fight Books / 136 pp.

The True / Sarah Kornfield / Edita Integral / 304 pp.

To Those Bounded / Donald Edem Quist / Awst Press / 204 pp.

Body Drop / Brian Oliu / University of North Carolina Press / 196 pp.

Final Fantasy VI / Sebastian Deken / Boss Fight Books / 122 pp.

Comics

Pet Peeves / Nicole Goux / Avery Hill Publishing / 104 pp.

Macbeth / K. Briggs / Avery Hill Publishing / 180 pp.

Big Ugly / Ellice Weaver / Avery Hill Publishing / 100 pp.

Sleeping While Standing / Taki Soma / Avery Hill Publishing

Outer Wilderness / Claire Scully / Avery Hill Publishing / 32 pp.

Suzanne / Tom Humberstone / Avery Hill Publishing / 208 pp.

Sennen / Shanti Rai / Avery Hill Publishing / 100 pp.

Methods of Dyeing / B. Mure / Avery Hill Publishing / 92 pp.

Lights, Planets, People! / Molly Naylor & Lizzy Stewart / Avery Hill Publishing / 128 pp.

Chapbooks + Mixed Genres

Everything’s Changing / Chelsea Stickle / Thirty West Publishing House

Testament / Luke Hankins / TRP: The University Press of SHSU / 32 pp.

A Thousand Winters in Me / Shilo Niziolek / GASHER Press

agbogbloshie / Mike Kleine

When Ilium Burns / Tiffany Troy / Bottlecap Press / 44 pp.

Where Was I Again / Olivia Muenz / Essay Press

Santa Muerte, Santa Muerte / Lauren Brazeal Garza / Tram Editions

Prerecorded Weather / Matt McBride & Noah Falck / SurVision Books

This Body I Have Tried to Write / Ja’net Danielo / MAYDAY

Unearthingly / Julian Mithra / KERNPUNKT Press

Bath / Jen Silverman / Driftwood Press

May All Our Pain Be Champagne / Alex Carrigan / Alien Buddha Press

The Convert’s Heart Is Good to Eat / Melody S. Gee / Driftwood Press / 29 pp.

Brontosaurus Illustrated / Leanne Grabel / The Opiate Books / 208 pp.

HIST / Matthew Klane & James Bellflower / Calamari Archive, Ink. / 66 pp.

The Mortality Shot / Julia Barclay / Liquid Cat Books

Dangerous Women / Jesi Bender / dancing girl press

Grapefruit & Snowman / Dalton Day / KERNPUNKT Press

Your Dark Meaning, Mouse / Stephen Moles / Sagging Meniscus Press / 134 pp.

Blood, Booze, and Other Things in Nature / C E Hoffman / Alien Buddha Press / 55 pp.

JFK Vs Predator / Stacey Levine & Chuk Baldock

Claustrophobia, Surprise! / Evan Williams / HAD

Dreaming of the Lake / Caroline M. Mar / Bull City Press / 44 pp.

Bean Spiller / Carroll Susco / Variant Lit / 36 pp.

All of You / Ryan Schulte / Hello America Stereo Cassette

Astronauts / Amy Miller / Beloit Poetry Journal

space neon neon space / Lukas Ray Hall / Variant Lit