stream of consciousness

WAGING HEAVY PEACE
By Neil Young

That a musical shape-shifter like Neil Young would take an unorthodox approach to his memoirs is to be expected. Indeed, this charming, poignant volume is much like Young’s oeuvre: sustained periods of pure delight punctuated by sudden, unexpected turns. The stream in Young’s stream-of-consciousness is more like a river that’s burst its banks. Read more…

OUT OF CLEVELAND
by Lolette Kuby

With Out of Cleveland, poet and academic Lolette Kuby has produced a promising and occasionally brilliant first collection of short stories.

The book’s first tale, “Ninety East,” weaves back and forth between the minds of two drivers following each other on the highway and culminates in a cautious roadside meeting. It’s an intriguing premise, but one that is hampered by an overly self-conscious, stream-of-consciousness style. Read more…