Seasons of the pandemic and some books that bore witness (2020 Small Press Roundup, Part I)
by Rebecca Stoddard
Sometime back in the beginning of November, my computer crashed and took with it several important (to me) documents, including both my notes and narrative of this set of micro-reviews. At first, I thought I might attempt to reconstruct what I had already written (and lost) but then, why? When so many of the works I’ve engaged with over the past year are, in one way or another, grappling with memory and history and telling and retelling the overall fragmented way of being “we” have constructed, I decided instead to very blatantly read this as invitation to reckon with my own memory and go back through these last several months experientially via these micro-reviews.
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