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Jacquelyn Marie Gallo

Jacquelyn Marie Gallo is a writer and artist living in Manhattan. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA Writing Program and holds a BA in Liberal Arts from New School University where she studied in the Riggio Writing and Democracy Program. Along with regular contributions to the Brooklyn Rail, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Washington Square Review, PANK Magazine, Columbia Journal, Dossier Journal, and Art Critical.

Rose Szabo’s What Big Teeth

As a young reader wanting to expand and explore the perimeters of my own shape, I sought refuge in this world of terror and so I felt a familiar stride alongside Eleanor Zarrin, the seemingly normal (or at least human-ish) teen protagonist in Rose Szabo’s young adult debut, What Big Teeth, as she seeks refuge in a household of not always benign monsters.

Aimee Parkison’s Sister Séance

Sister Séance, the most recent novel by Aimee Parkison, far surpassed my proclivity toward all things strange and unusual and emparted a new context for one of the greatest and most fascinating movements of the 19th century.

Édouard Louis’s A Woman’s Battles and Transformations

A Woman’s Battles and Transformations, the new autobiographical novel by France's beloved writer and advocate for the working class, Édouard Louis, is a broad strokes portrait of a woman stifled by a life of domesticity and subordination to her husband and family, and her struggle to break free.

In Conversation

KATE GREENE with Jacquelyn Marie Gallo

In 2013, Kate was crew writer and second-in-command on a simulated Mars mission for the NASA-funded HI-SEAS (Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) project. For four months, she and five fellow crew members lived in a geodesic dome on a remote volcano in Hawai'i conducting research on the effects of isolation, health, and well-being for astronauts on potential Mars missions.

Lilly Dancyger’s Negative Space

Negative Space, Lilly Dancyger’s part-memoir, part-art criticism debut in which a bildungsroman-esque narrative of the author’s journey from “a fatherless girl” to “a fatherless woman” is braided with an investigation into her deceased father’s art, as well as his past.


The Brooklyn Rail

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