It’s an easy thing, in the bookselling industry, to give oneself over to hyperbole. This is not just because it is a business of sorts, and we want to sell books, but also, largely, because really good booksellers are always reading (always!), and after about five or 10 years […]
Aaron Cance has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin and a M.A. in British and American Literature from the University of Utah. His poetry has appeared in Southern Minnesota State University’s Bare Root Review, and he is a regular contributor to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor’s online Fiction Writers’ Review. He currently lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Katherine, daughter Viola Wren, and two completely deranged cats. He owns and operates The Printed Garden Booksellers in Sandy.
An Effect That Exceeds Its Causes: Brian Komei Dempster’s Topaz, winner of the 2014 15 Bytes Book Award in poetry
I was just over half way through reading Brian Komei Dempster’s debut collection of poetry, Topaz, when I recalled a recently read philosophical contention by the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek in which he posits that an event (in this case the internment of over a hundred thousand Japanese-Americans […]
Break glass for a unique reading experience. Matthew Kirkpatrick’s Light Without Heat: Stories really should have some such label stamped onto the front of it. Perhaps it could, quite literally, be set into a fitted box with a glass top, a window. Perhaps, best of all, a […]