Lauren Groff’s (CRF 2021) new novel Matrix and Sarah Matthes’ (CRF 2021) debut poetry collection Town Crier were both reviewed in the September 2021 issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

Joseph Peschel discusses Groff’s latest book as “a lyrical blend of historical fiction and myth-making” that reveals Groff as “an eloquent fictioneer whose style is about as poetic as you can get without actually being poetry.” Read the full review here. Kate Liebman calls Matthes’ collection “nothing short of revelatory […as it] delves into themes of grief and loss, but also equally explores sex, humor, God, creation, and place.”Read the full review here.