Book Reviews | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

TELLING YOU WHAT TO THINK SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

Book Reviews | Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

TELLING YOU WHAT TO THINK SINCE 2003 | IMAGE: NOAH SATERSTROM

Madison McCartha’s “Freakophone World” Reviewed by Olivia Cronk and Philip Sorenson

"[R]emember with discomfort and admiration how a certain kind of grade-school kid can shit-talk; the shit-talk makes itself felt under and over the dominant (i.e. authority’s/ bourgeois civility’s) sound. But audible. Quite audible. The shit-talk hangs around like some funny but threatening chunk that can bop between stalactite and stalagmite. If dominant sound too is a kind of tunnel, a worm, then there’s room to make it wormed through, or it gets sucked into a freakophonic tunnel" -Olivia Cronk & Philip Sorenson

Kim Vodicka’s “The Elvis Machine” reviewed by Charlene Elsby

"A poetry collection like none I’ve ever read, Kim Vodicka’s The Elvis Machine has a powerful emotive force. It has a rhythm that make you want to read out loud. It’s a poetry collection to dance to. But what sticks with me, most of all, is its demand." - Charlene Elsby

Madison McCartha’s “Freakophone World” Reviewed by Olivia Cronk and Philip Sorenson

"[R]emember with discomfort and admiration how a certain kind of grade-school kid can shit-talk; the shit-talk makes itself felt under and over the dominant (i.e. authority’s/ bourgeois civility’s) sound. But audible. Quite audible. The shit-talk hangs around like some funny but threatening chunk that can bop between stalactite and stalagmite. If dominant sound too is a kind of tunnel, a worm, then there’s room to make it wormed through, or it gets sucked into a freakophonic tunnel" -Olivia Cronk & Philip Sorenson

Kim Vodicka’s “The Elvis Machine” reviewed by Charlene Elsby

"A poetry collection like none I’ve ever read, Kim Vodicka’s The Elvis Machine has a powerful emotive force. It has a rhythm that make you want to read out loud. It’s a poetry collection to dance to. But what sticks with me, most of all, is its demand." - Charlene Elsby

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