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Book Review: Edward Lee’s Buttermilk Graffiti

The meeting of personal and public, of staunch tradition and absolute rejection thereof — that is where Lee places himself in Buttermilk Graffiti, questioning his position within the food landscape not simply as patron or chef, but as one whose own background reflects the melting pot of American cuisine.

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Book Review: Billy-Ray Belcourt’s A History of My Brief Body

Part-essay, part-prose poem, A History of My Brief Body remakes the form of the memoir, just as Billy-Ray Belcourt unmakes and remakes himself in these pages.

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Book Review: Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s As Long As Grass Grows

Dina Gilio-Whitaker paints broad strokes exploring an Indigenous-centered history of environmental (in)justice in North America, from the coordinated uprooting of First Nations people from their ancestral lands to modern environmental efforts like Standing Rock.

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Book Review: Natalie Diaz’s Postcolonial Love Poem

These poems contain a violence that refuses to be healed from, a violence of knives and scorpions and bullets whose sting is transformed to light and tenderness under Natalie Diaz’s deft hands.

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