A Case Against Philistinism

Soon after the title sequence cuts in and A. leaves for the bathroom, having not so much as excused himself like O. who, with his phone held over the…


Ignatius J. Reilly Goes to New York: An Interview with Dan Baltic

This Friday, Terror House Press will release its 41st book: NUTCRANKR by Dan Baltic, a novel exploring social atomization, fringe ideology, sexual…


Bukowski, King of the Bums

A lot of writers bash Bukowski. It’s almost a sport, a very easy sport. Like kickball. No, Bukowski is not the pinnacle. Yes, Bukowski-worship is…


Possum and Brer Rabbit, Part 3

IV. During World War I and the period immediately following it, Ezra Pound was contributing regularly to three literary journals, wrote music essays…


The Ungoverned Tongue

Last summer, writer Alex Perez published a piece in IM-1776 called “Overdosing on the Literary Blackpill,” which essentially argues that angry,…


Possum and Brer Rabbit, Part 2

III. At about the time that T.S. Eliot appeared on the scene, Pound was beginning to show a wholly unexpected side of his character. This was most…


Possum and Brer Rabbit, Part 1

I. T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound introduced Modernism into verse and in the process became two of the most consequential poets of the twentieth century.…


Bad Writing Takes You Home: A Review of The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias

The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias (Mulholland Books, 2022) The title on the front cover of the book is written in English. The effusive…


On Earth We’re Ugly as Fuck: A Review of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press, 2019) Ocean Vuong's debut novel is written in the from of a letter to his mother. He…


Following the Patterns: An Interview with Ewa Mazierska

Tomorrow, Terror House Press will release its 40th book: Love Cycles by Ewa Mazierska, a collection of 14 short stories examining relationships in…