Alibi V.29 No.34 • Aug 20-26, 2020 
Talking Animals

Book Review

Joni Murphy’s Talking Animals

An Orwellian satire about the revolution that’s already here

Joni Murphy’s novel Talking Animals is a modern-day political satire that cuts almost too close to the bone, with echoes of Orwell’s Animal Farm that reverberate throughout the subways and endless numbered streets of her not-so-fictional New York City.
Laura Paskus
Clarke Condé

Arts Feature

Living on the Edge (But Not In a Good Way)

Laura Paskus’ At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate

For two decades Laura Paskus has been sounding the alarm about the devastating effects that our massive input of carbon into the atmosphere will have on the Land of Enchantment. Weekly Alibi sat down with Paskus to talk about the changing climate, the changing public perception of climate change and her new book that deals with both.
Big Feelings
Clarke Condé

Art Magnified

Big Times

Big Feelings by Gigi Bella

Gigi Bella’s new collection Big Feelings is not a narrative work, but its poems flow like a drive through the streets, stopping at lights to check your phone for a text message and maybe pulling into the Golden Pride drive-thru for a number nine breakfast burrito.

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Where People Aren’t

Nicola López: Haunted

Artist Nicola López will install Haunted in the Albuquerque Museum lobby as part of the annual Visiting Artist program.
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