Orang’s narrative is one that resists categorization; combining poetry, nonfiction, and philosophy, she brings forth a book that challenges the reader to meditate on the same questions and insights that drove her through the process of writing, searching, and living.
Into this summer of our discontent comes poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s first book of essays World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments. Here is everything that’s been missing: family, food, travel, immersion in nature, the abundance…
Wood cunningly uses the reader’s knowledge so that, at decisive points, they either read with or against the grain of this text.
Romalyn Ante’s debut collection presents an important and magical display of culture and perspective.
Axiom’s End sci-fi grapples with timely questions about our civilization while its hero grapples with aliens.
Review: Want by Lynn Steger Strong “‘You tired, runner girl?’ They all call me runner girl,” confesses the narrator in the opening of Lynn Steger Strong’s second novel, Want. Having lived a former life as a competitive distance runner, this…
Alan Perry’s poems do not only reckon with death or dying; they reckon with what it means to lose something.
A mixture of Juno meets Miranda July’s The First Bad Man meets something new entirely, Frazier’s book explores themes of female intimacy, queerness, addiction, motherhood, and how quickly anything can escalate.
Trethewey’s memoir is a lyric confrontation with grief—the way it shapes and reshapes memory over time, permeating even those decades preceding loss.
Mackintosh examines the nature of rebellion, the innate strength of motherhood, and the paradox of choice.
I find myself pulled into a whisper, a grandmother’s bedtime story, a folktale from an era long gone, and into the pulse of the earth itself.
It’s true, Covid-19 affected every facet of our existence, but we’re also all shaken up by the depth of systemic abuse in the United States. The editors at Columbia Journal share some of essential readings that are getting us through…