Allison Campbell

Strange definitions

Kenna O'Rourke

Three capsule reviews of weird vocabularies: Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair, Encyclopédie of the Common & Encompassing by Allison Campbell, and Confessional Sci-fi: A Primer by Kirsten Kaschock. Deeply personal and unreservedly absurd, Campbell's Encyclopédie shifts abruptly between existential meditation and wild portraiture. Full of odd feeling, and more often than not grotesque, Kaschock's book reckons with the inexplicable in twisted, funny lines. And Sinclair writes biting, beautiful verse on the resistance inherent in her very existence.

Three capsule reviews of weird vocabularies: Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair, Encyclopédie of the Common & Encompassing by Allison Campbell, and Confessional Sci-fi: A Primer by Kirsten Kaschock.

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