This issue includes four book reviews. Two poetry collections, Kara Dorris’s When the Body is a Guardrail and Jane Joritz-Nakagawa’s Plan B Audio, offer a multiplicity of aesthetics as well as raise questions about disability identity in wildly different ways (both of these books were reviewed by Diane R. Wiener). Personal essays, poems, and multi-layered genres ingeniously populate Rachel Kallem Whitman’s Instability in Six Colors (reviewed by Michael Northen); each facet is its own commentary on Bipolar Disorder, while the facets coalesce to fashion the text as a whole. Heather Lanier’s memoir, Raising a Rare Girl (reviewed by Ona Gritz), addresses many nuances in its complex discussion of disability, parenthood, and a plethora of other themes.
- Kara Dorris, When the Body is a Guardrail
- Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Plan B Audio
- Rachel Kallem Whitman, Instability in Six Colors
- Heather Lanier, Raising a Rare Girl
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