30 Books: Dr. No by Percival Everett

By Colette Bancroft

If Groucho Marx and Richard Pryor became mathematics professors and decided to collaborate on a spoof of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, they might come up with something like Percival

30 Books: Hello I Must Be Going by David Hernandez

By Ruben Quesada

David Hernandez’s fifth poetry collection Hello I Must Be Going (Univ. of Pittsburgh), guides us through lucid and surreal observations. His writing trajectory over the years is impressive. In addition

30 Books: 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

30 Books: 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

30 Books: 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