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Coexistence: Stories

Belcourt demonstrates the true strength of the story collection format, leveraging his remarkable skill with character and language to deliver a potpourri of memorable and moving short-form works.

Fire Exit

This novel further testifies to Talty’s ability as a formal craftsman, but its overdependence on narrative and emotional loops leaves the short novel feeling surprisingly padded.


Akbar delivers a delirious but moving portrait of one man’s personal reckoning, the novel’s profound affection for life fully earning its title’s bold exclamation.

Wandering Stars

Orange smartly avoids the trap of attempting the same trick twice, tweaking his approach to story and structure and once again showcasing his ability to deliver characters with clear, complex interiority.


Unevenly paced and structured, but Cunningham’s quietly powerful observations help mitigate its imperfections.

School of Instructions: A Poem

For patient, attentive readers, Hutchinson delivers a spoil of linguistic, philosophical, and spiritual riches.

Let Us Descend

This testament to Ward’s mastery of language should leave readers scrambling for a highlighter.

The Lights

Sometimes it can feel like a tale of two works, the junction not quite seamless, with some of the poetry here feeling a bit more academic and opaque next to the thrilling prose. But on the whole, this is another stunningly audacious work from Lerner that surveys life through the lens of art and vice versa, intimate and universal, challenging but deeply rewarding.

So To Speak

Quietly devastating and exquisitely wrought, these poems are among the very finest of Hayes’s career.

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