We Want to Welcome our New Contributor, Patrick Johnson!

Readers, we want to take a moment to welcome a new contributor to the Court Street Literary Collective, Patrick Johnson. Patrick hails from Morehead Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and three children and works as a writing instructor for Morehead State. He obtained his MFA from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.  Among other things, Patrick likes
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J.G. Walker: Book Review - A Dark, Weird Ride: Corrosion by Jon Bassoff

Here’s the way I described Jon Bassoff’s Corrosion to a friend recently: Dark, hallucinatory, a bit like Cormac McCarthy meets Robert Stone meets David Lynch meets Flannery O’Connor. And then they all get drunk and write a story together. Not blind drunk, mind you—just enough to lose all their inhibitions. That’s why I didn’t mention
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J.G. Walker: Book Review- King Albert, Colonialism, and a Magic Lotus in Kay Kenyon's A Thousand Perfect Things

Kay Kenyon’s A Thousand Perfect Things is similar in some ways to Susanna Clarke’s 2004 novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It takes place in a slightly askew, alternate, but recognizable reality, and it involves magic, though perhaps not the kind of magic we might expect. In Kenyon’s nineteenth century, Anglica (a version of England) is
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