Karl JirgensThe Razor’s Edge (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2022)ISBN | 978-0-88984-450-6 | 152 pp | $18.95 CAD | BUY Here #CAROUSELreviews#USEREVIEWEDNESDAY Karl Jirgens gave me some advice years ago that I haven’t been able to forget. He said (and here I paraphrase): “If you want to be a writer, don’t become a publisher.” Whatever wisdom there might be in that aphorism, it doesn’t seem to apply very well to Jirgens himself. He was the editor and
Karl Jirgens proceeds by paradox — with an outward-looking and self-reflexive gaze, with enthusiastically energetic aplomb — in this not-quite traditional review that echoes the stylistic elements of its subject: Ken Babstock’s poetry collection, Swivelmount (Coach House Books, 2020). ISBN 978-1-55245-4138 | 128 pp | $21.95 CAD #CAROUSELreviews#USEREVIEWEDNESDAY In preparing this review for CAROUSEL, I thought it’d be interesting if book reviews reacted rather than described or interpreted. After all, writing ought to open dialogues.
Summer 2020; 80 pages perfect-bound w/ bleedsCover artwork by Mark LaliberteDesign by Origin Obscure The summer 2020 issue of CAROUSEL — our final print issue — is available to order now! Poetry, Fiction, Comics, Interviews & Artwork by: John Barton • Gary Barwin • derek beaulieu • David James Brock • Sue Chenette • Jeremy Colangelo • Adam Day • Leesa Dean • Jonathan Duckworth • Jonathan Dyck • Kenneth Jakubas • Karl Jirgens •