Year 2022: Bliss Montage by Ling Ma

By J. Howard Rosier

Bliss Montage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Ling Ma’s second book and first collection of stories, is ostentatious in neither syntax nor storytelling. Nevertheless, the collection guts and renovates the genre

Year 2022: Strangers to Ourselves by Rachel Aviv

By Jo Livingstone

The fact that language mediates reality is one of those human conditions which can feel banal to remark upon. Rachel Aviv argues for its peculiarity and interest in her sparkling

Year 2022: Hotel Oblivion by Cynthia Cruz

By Rebecca Morgan Frank

The speaker of Cynthia Cruz’s Hotel Oblivion (Four Way Books) inhabits hotel rooms in Warsaw, Berlin, and Belgrade, anonymous rooms simultaneously serving as archives of memory and as blank interiors