Book Reviews


Imagine Wanting Only This: an Interview with Kristen Radtke by Krystal Cantu

April 25th, 2017

I just began seeing this book in images, saw it in my mind unfolding in panels instead of paragraphs.

Not One to be Silent: A Normal Interview with Biljana D. Obradović by Chris Galvan

March 10th, 2017

Poets write about minutiae that make up life. I am giving them my vision of the world.

A Normal Interview with Andrea Jurjević by Tricia Savelli

March 9th, 2017

Sharing seems so elemental and crucial to life that I feel a little sorry for anyone who feels that any of that is dispensable.


The Politics of Political Writing: A Normal Interview with Ru Freeman By Mary Pickett

October 17th, 2016

…as a member of the literary world, Extraordinary Rendition is my way of transforming that corner of the universe that I have some say over and writing’s how I do it.

Gary Young, UCSC alumnus, new Director of UCSC's Cowell Press, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, UCSC adjunct professor of literature. Photographed at the Cowell Press. Shot for the UCSC Review, spring 2010 issue.

Any Room Will Serve: A Normal Interview with Gary Young

September 19th, 2016

Poetry was a place to synthesize the disparate elements of my life; it still is.


A Normal Interview with Daniel Chacón

May 5th, 2016

I had grandparents that were from Mexico and didn’t embrace the narrative traditions of the mainstream.


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