Monday, January 20, 2020 - 6:01pm

I think I heard about Joan Murray via an article in The New Yorker by Dan Chiasson. What jumped out at me was a poem short enough for him to quote in full:

Three mountains high,

O you are a deep and marvelous blue.

It was with my palms

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 5:55pm

Trigger warning: This article discusses issues of sexual assault and violations of consent in the media.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:51pm

Everyone had distinct experiences in 2019, and The Michigan Daily Book Review has put together the best works it experienced throughout the year. Accounting for the differences in everyone’s 2019 experiences, these works range from novels to poetry collections to graphic novels and come from authors originating from Ohio to Ukraine. Enjoy.

— Andrew Pluta, Daily Book Review Editor


“Deaf Republic” by Ilya Kaminsky

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 4:54pm

Sometimes I find myself dreaming. And I know how that sounds, but I dream about home. So I’m dreaming about Detroit. But the Detroit I know doesn’t exist, and it never has. It’s a rose-colored heat-stroke of the brain and it all comes rushing back to me when I’m away. I get caught up in the fever of past-present-maybe Detroit all at once. Boarded-up houses and wheat line the neighborhood blocks, skyscrapers to the south. Steamy manhole covers and shattered windows. A Model T rolls down Gratiot next to someone carrying a boombox on a BMX bike. Wait for it.

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 5:14pm

Among coming-of-age stories, “Where the World Ends” by Geraldine McCaughrean is a bleak example. Nine boys and three men are stranded on what is essentially a large outcropping of rocks called the Warrior Stac, off the coast of their remote home in the British Isles. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 6:10pm

Few musical acts can convincingly claim they influenced the birth of several genres and sounds that transformed from local to global phenomena. Fewer still can straddle the line between relentlessly innovating and experimenting with new sounds and technologies while maintaining pop sensibilities that allow them to sell out stadiums. The Beatles, Kraftwerk and The Velvet Underground all fit this mold, but you may not have heard of the Tokyo-based band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who may be the most influential of them all.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:58pm
Emily Yang

Daily Arts Writer Emily Yang delves into her winter break reads in five capsule reviews.


n+1, issue 35  


Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 4:57pm

It was a huge year in gaming. From the revival of classic franchises, to the success of numerous indie darlings, as the year comes to a close it’s time to reflect on our best experiences.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 4:37pm

Many great poems leave plenty of work for the reader when it comes to extracting the intricacies of the author’s meaning, but Dunn simply cannot afford to take these liberties when dealing with such sensitive and problematic subject matter. If people have changed after and felt remorse for a dark time in their lives where they were unequivocally wrong, coming clean and apologizing does not merit admonishment.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 6:20pm
Jo Chang

While such narrative structure allows for a more multifaceted take on traditional linear plot construction, the jarring leaps in time and indecisive switches between narrative voices render “Run Me to Earth” shallow and groundless.