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Review: Summer 2010’s Greatest Hits

by Austen Rosenfeld
Rather than telling stories the“old- fashioned” way, a consistent forward-moving narrative revealed from a single protagonist, these books present their stories from multiple vistas, shifting first person accounts, retelling the same event via alternate realities. They are like various witnesses testifying to the same imaginary crime.

Elizabeth Bishop and the F Word

by Ella Delany
Bishop liked to “keep her poetry objective, often genderless.” She refused to be published in otherwise all-male anthologies because, “she didn’t want to act as the book’s ‘sex-appeal.’”