Over at Weird Sister, I have a new review of Marie Buck's recent collection of poetry Unsolved Mysteries, which is one of my favorite books published in 2020. The review opens:
"What makes a life worth documenting? And whose lives are most often documented in capitalist societies? Unsolved Mysteries, Marie Buck’s most recent book of poetry, raises these questions and more as the author explores the television show of the same title. Completed before the Netflix 2020 reboot of the series, Buck’s book focuses on the show’s original run in the 1980s and 90s. However, this book isn’t about rehashing or dwelling in the past, nor is it simply about a TV show and the terrible deaths the show documented. Ultimately, it is a book about life and the reasons to keep going. It’s about imagining a future where things aren’t so shitty."
Read the full review at Weird Sister.