News & Notes | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

News & Notes | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

What I’m Reading Now… by Michelle Bitting

"Inside the frame of a given piece, more angles of perception, more layers of apprehension—psychological, intellectual, corporeal opportunely open up..." Michelle Bitting discusses books by Jesse Lee Kercheval, Carl Phillips, and Natalie Scenters-Zapico.

Janaka Stucky’s “Ascend, Ascend” reviewed by Chris Muravez

"We thrive on the dead – animal and plant carcasses, fossilized energy, microbial environments in our guts – and in this sin, we are allowed to continue breathing, fucking, shitting, living, becoming." Chris Muravez explores "negative ecstasy, incantations, and ritualistic destruction of the ego" in Janaka Stucky's Ascend, Ascend, from Third Man Books.

“I Cannot Resist the Terror”: Essay by Olivia Cronk

"Dizzy time-travel alienation self/ selves sadnessexhilaration. To walk 'the edge of the abyss.'” Olivia Cronk examines multiple selves, Scenes from a Marriage, The Double Life of Véronique, and books by Dionne Brand, Amanda Goldblatt, and Maria Negroni.

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What I’m Reading Now… by Michelle Bitting

"Inside the frame of a given piece, more angles of perception, more layers of apprehension—psychological, intellectual, corporeal opportunely open up..." Michelle Bitting discusses books by Jesse Lee Kercheval, Carl Phillips, and Natalie Scenters-Zapico.