Articles by Adam Gallari

March 3, 2011

From Sink Hole to Surface: Belle Boggs’ Mattaponi Queen 1

In Mattaponi Queen gallows humor proves necessary, and often one is unclear whether the light at the end of the tunnel signals the brilliance of the sun or a rapidly approaching train.

June 10, 2010

Machine Gun Sonnets 4

World War One, when educated and idealistic young men wrote of mustard gas and aerial bombardment using sonnets and couplets.

April 6, 2010

Brain Waves: Samantha Harvey’s The Wilderness 1

From The Wilderness’s bravura opening, recounted from the navigation seat of an old bi-plane soaring to dizzying heights, Harvey outlines the trajectory of all that is to follow.

March 16, 2010

Millennium Bridge: John Jodzio’s If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home 1

Jodzio’s reality is a cruel one, but he is not a writer who revels in this cruelty; rather he respects his characters, and manages to find beauty in even the most dire moments, to elicit empathy towards some of the most frigid beings imaginable.