Books to Review

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. 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

Coil Quake Rift / Nathan Elias / Montag Press / 276 pp.

Proof of Me & Other Stories / Erica Plouffe Lazure / New American Press / 252 pp.

Birth of Eros / Debra Di Blasi / KERNPUNKT Press

Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us / Lynn Mundell / Yemassee Journal

Permission / Marc Kristal / Atmosphere Press / 370 pp.

The Distortions / Christopher Linforth / Orison Books / 192 pp.

Mount Summer / Travis Dahlke / Out to Lunch Records / 163 pp.

Everything Is Totally Fine / Zac Smith / Muumuu House / 152 pp.

Paradise Close / Lisa Russ Spaar / Persea Books / 224 pp.

Begat Who Begat Who Begat / Marcus Pactor / Astrophil Press / 122 pp.

How Far I’ve Come / Kim Magowan / Gold Wake Press / 194 pp.

The Persistence of Instability / Patrick Trotti / Cowboy Jamboree Press / 261 pp.

Unearthingly / Julian Mithra / KERNPUNKT Press

Faith / Malarkey Books / Itoro Bassey

Enemy Combatant / David Winner / Outpost19 / 161 pp.

A Heaven of Their Choosing / Joann Smith / 7.13 Books / 167 pp.

Music Is Over! / Ben Arzate / Malarkey Books

The Other Ones / Dave Housley / Alansquire Publishing / 286 pp.

Now You Know It All / Joanna Pearson / University of Pittsburgh Press / 222 pp.

The New Existence / Michael Collins / University of Iowa Press / 144 pp.

JERKS / Sara Lippmann / Mason Jar Press / 154 pp.

Skin Elegies / Lance Olsen / Dzanc Books / 240 pp.

Nazaré / JJ Amaworo Wilson / PM Press / 301 pp.

Kanazawa by David Joiner / David Joiner / Stonebridge / 264 pp.

My Grandfather’s an Immigrant, and So Is Yours / Michael Chin / Cowboy Jamboree Press / 251 pp.

Reset / Pablo Pergola / Sagging Meniscus Press / 144 pp.

River Weather / Cameron Mackenzie / Alternating Current Press / 170 pp.

The Hubris of an Empty Hand / Mahyar A. Amouzegar / University of New Orleans Press / 302 pp.

Lovebirds / Hananah Zaheer / Bull City Press / 52 pp.

Lamentations / Carol Kammen / University of Nebraska Press / 264 pp.

When Me and God Were Little / Dzanc Books / Mads Nygaard / 262 pp.

Messiahs / Marc Anthony Richardson / FC2 / 158 pp.

Slim Confessions / Sarah Minor / Noemi Press / 100 pp.

A Girl Called Rumi / Ari Honarvar / Forest Avenue Press / 307 pp.

The Last Dinosaurs of Portland / James R. Gapinski / Bottlecap Press / 36 pp.

Hind’s Kidnap / Joseph McElroy / Dzanc Books / 602 pp.

Antique Densities / Jefferson Navicky / Deerbrook Editions / 106 pp.

Where the Sky Meets the Ocean… / Mike Kleine & Dan Hoy / TRNSFR Books / 136 pp.

Blackland / Richard A. Jones / Atmosphere Press / 298 pp.

The Boundaries of Their Dwelling / Blake Sanz / University of Iowa Press / 210 pp.

Shapeshifting / Michelle Ross / Stillhouse Press / 232 pp.

Red Is My Heart / Antoine Laurain / Belgravia Books / 192 pp.

The Best Peace Fiction / Edited by Robert Olen Butler & Phong Nguyen / University of New Mexico Press / 224 pp.

Poetry

Tropical Sacrifice / Lucas de Lima / Birds LLC

Time Regime / Jhani Randhawa / Gaudy Boy / 117 pp.

A Two Minute Forty Second Night / Steven Ray Smith / FutureCycle Press / 70 pp.

songs we used to dance to / Courtney Marie / Goliad Media

Colleen / Colleen Louise Barry / After Hours Editions

Equestrian Monuments / Luis Chaves / After Hours Editions / trans. Julia Guez & Samantha Zighelboim / 70 pp.

Dead Winter / Mantevi Yankelevich / Fonograf Editions

Out Beyond the Land / Kimberly Burwick / University of Chicago Press / 56 pp.

The Drowning House / John Sibley Williams / Elixir Press / 102 pp.

Her Wilderness Will Be Her Manners / Sarah Mangold / Fordham Press / 96 pp.

Plumstuff / Rolli / 8th House Publishing

I Failed to Swoon / Nadia de Vries / Dostoyevsky Wannabe / 60 pp.

Best Barbarian / Roger Reeves / W.W. Norton & Company / 120 pp.

The Real World / Emma Winsor Wood / BlazeVOX Books / 108 pp.

Someday the Plan of a Town / Todd Boss / W.W. Norton & Company / 104 pp.

Punks / John Keene / The Song Cave / 234 pp.

In Her Terms / Toti O’Brien / 100 pp.

The Many Beds of Martha Washington / Nance Van Winkel / Lynx House Press / 74 pp.

I Need Music / Anaïs Duplan / Action Books / 256 pp.

My Little Book of Exiles / Dan Alter / Black Spring Press Group / 108 pp.

To a New Era / Joanna Fuhrman / Hanging Loose Press / 116 pp.

when the signals come home / Jordan E. Franklin / Switchback Books / 60 pp.

Bloodwarm / Taylor Byas / Variant Lit / 34 pp.

Hospice Plastics / Rachel Hinton / Southeast Missouri State University Press / 86 pp.

Lifting Myself by My Own Toes / BD Feil / Finishing Line Press / 84 pp.

Baltimore Sons / Dean Bartoli Smith / Stillhouse Press / 128 pp.

We Are Invited to Climb / Andrew Yoon / Awst Press

Book of Levitations / Jenny Sadre-Orafai & Anne Champion / Trembling Pillow Press

The Forgotten World / Nick Courtright / Gold Wake Press / 88 pp.

On the Mesa / Edited by Ben Estes & Joel Weishaus / The Song Cave / 258 pp.

Nonfiction

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

Notes from the Road / Mike Ingram / Awst Press

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

Head Case / Alexis Orgera / Kore Press / 194 pp.

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

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

808s & Otherworlds / Sean Avery Medlin / Two Dollar Radio / 134 pp.

The Book of Fools / Sam Taylor / Negative Capability Press / 164 pp.

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

The Angle of Flickering Light / Gina Troisi / Vine Leaves Press / 230 pp.

Comics

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

Big Gorgeous Jazz Machine / Nick Francis Potter / Driftwood Press

Quiet Thoughts / Karen Shangguan / Avery Hill Publishing / 84 pp.

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

A Revolution in Three Acts / David Hajdu & John Carey / Columbia University Press / 176 pp.

Hyperthick #1 / Steve Aylett / Floating World Comics / 32 pp.

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

Jinx Freeze by Hurk / Avery Hill Publishing / 128 pp.

Thoroughly Unclassifiable

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