Books

Heavy as Heaven: The Apocryphal Gospel of Jericho Brown

One’s lover—or one’s brother, or one’s enemy—sees the face you wear, and this face can elicit the most extraordinary reactions. —James Baldwin In his second poetry collection, The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press), Jericho Brown enlarges the…

Leslie Jamison’s Finite Economy of Empathy

Let’s get one thing straight: Leslie Jamison can fucking write. There are some moments of sustained brilliance in The Empathy Exams, and plenty of lines I wish I had written. There is an acute intelligence at…