In this issue:
- Patrick Kurp tells us about Jonathan Swift's poetry: "When puppies and kitties show up in one of Swift's poems, you can be certain they have drowned."
- Caleb Powell interviews David Shields about his much-discussed new book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto.
- Ellen Welcker reviews Hurry Home Honey, by poet and translator Sawako Nakayasu.
- Michael Moreci reviews one of the most exciting books I've read this year, Zachary Mason's debut novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey.
- And, speaking of Zacharys, I review Zachary Schomberg's funny, silly, slightly creepy, and wholly unforgettable Scary, No Scary.
And much, much more! If your productivity at the office suffers all week, feel free to have your boss e-mail me to complain.