Author: Ben Lewellyn-Taylor
New Reviews & an Essay in Print
I have two reviews out now: I contended with Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom for Heavy Feather Review, which you can read here. I reviewed Donald Antrim’s One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival, which is close to my heart and taught me quite a bit. You can read it in Colorado Review…
I had some writing published around the web (and one in print!) in the last few months: I reviewed Hanif Abdurraqib’s A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance for The Athenaeum Review. It appeared in their print issue and online here. I reviewed Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed: A…
Two New Reviews
I have two recent reviews out: For Colorado Review, I wrote about Krys Malcolm Belc’s memoir, The Natural Mother of the Child (Counterpoint Press). For Heavy Feather Review, I wrote about Claudia Rankine’s lyrical hybrid work, Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf Press), out this week in paperback.
“Kurt Vonnegut’s Seasons” in The Drift
The Drift is a great new magazine, and one of their sections I adore is Mentions, where writers offer reviews under 100 words. I have one in their latest issue on Kurt Vonnegut’s seasons, which you can read here.
Review of Gina Nutt’s ‘Night Rooms’ in Heavy Feather
I reviewed Gina Nutt’s fantastic essay collection Night Rooms for Heavy Feather Review. You can read it here.
“Murder Mystery” in Oyez Review
I have a new essay/art/film criticism hybrid thing in the latest issue of Oyez Review. I look at each character in the 2019 film Knives Out for how they represent whiteness. I had a lot of fun with this one, and you can read/look at it here.
“Offscreen” in Postscript Magazine
I have a new essay of film criticism in the latest issue of Postscript Magazine. In it, I examine Spring Breakers as a film that does or doesn’t interrogate whiteness, and how that ambiguity is too costly in light of the white American inability to see whiteness onscreen. You can read it here.
“A Man Who Literally Goes to Therapy” in Lunch Ticket
I have a new blog on Lunch Ticket that I am very proud of. I talk about my experience with therapy and how I wish for every person, especially men, to seek help. You can read it here.
“Some Notes on Enchantment” in HASH Journal
I have a new essay on the 2019 film The Lighthouse in HASH Journal, a new publication that I adore. This essay is part of my ongoing series on film and whiteness, all of which can be found on my Published Work page. You can read the essay here.
“Saving the Suburbs” in Newfound
I have a new review in the latest issue of Newfound. In it, I look at Jason Diamond’s book The Sprawl: Reconsidering the Weird American Suburbs in conversation with the 2017 film Suburbicon. You can read the review here, and better yet, you can read the entire issue. Diamond’s The Sprawl is available through Coffee…