So August is barely underway, but the web is already buzzing with new Black Ocean news. Here's what you may have missed in the endless scroll of social media:
Micro-Reviews of Elisa Gabbert's The Self Unstable and DJ Dolack's Whittling a New Face in the Dark over at American Microreviews and Interviews:
"In this nonfiction collection of loosely connected lyrical fragments rarely longer than a paragraph, Elisa Gabbert’s observations, concise language, and complex questions about life and perception are unexpected and unquestionably inviting." Read the rest of this review here.
"That space between words, the absence of language in this darkness, can be more important than anything spoken. Dolack writes about the machines that churn inside us, pushing us forward even when we think we have nothing left to give." Read the rest of this review here.
Zachary Schomburg's The Book of Joshua made SPD's List of Poetry Bestsellers for the month of July! Not too shabby considering it only started shipping mid-month.
"Like most people, I had questions. How much of my information is available to the government and the public? Is a private life impossible to lead? How deep a rabbit hole is this, anyway? But nobody had any good answers. Not much has changed."
Read the rest of the interview here.