Callie Siskel

Callie Siskel lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at USC, where she is working on a PhD in Creative Writing.  She received her MFA in 2013 from Johns Hopkins University and her poems have appeared in The Yale Review, 32 Poems, Passages North, The New Criterion, The Hopkins Review, and other journals. She is currently working on her first book of poems and is poetry editor at Los Angeles Review of Books


Nightmares and Mornings in Appalachia

A Newtonian plot filled with drugs, prostitution, and violence keeps this brutal debut novel in a state of motion at the expense of emotion. Young God feels simultaneously electric and blank....

Nightmares and Mornings in Appalachia
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