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. www.JacquelynGallo.com
Rose Szabo’s What Big TeethBy Jacquelyn Marie Gallo
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 Szabos young adult debut, What Big Teeth, as she seeks refuge in a household of not always benign monsters.
Aimee Parkison’s Sister SéanceBy Jacquelyn Marie Gallo
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 TransformationsBy Jacquelyn Marie Gallo
A Womans 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.
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 (Hawaii 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 SpaceBy Jacquelyn Marie Gallo
Negative Space, Lilly Dancygers part-memoir, part-art criticism debut in which a bildungsroman-esque narrative of the authors journey from a fatherless girl to a fatherless woman is braided with an investigation into her deceased fathers art, as well as his past.