Monthly Archives: August, 2016

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Reviewed by Lara Lillibridge    – On Mothering Multiples: Complexities and Possibilities is an anthology comprised of fifteen essays by mothers of multiples. The collection includes a mix of personal essays and well-researched academic papers with three “interludes” by visual…

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Review by Grace Gardiner – Abundance abounds throughout the ever-tight and crisp poems that comprise Night Ringing, a finalist for the Autumn House Poetry Prize and the fearless fifth collection of much-decorated and widely-published poet Laura Foley. Abundances of time…

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Review by Rosalind Howell – In Margo Orlando Littell’s first novel, Each Vagabond by Name (winner of the University of New Orleans’ Publishing Lab prize), a Pennsylvanian town stands as a microcosm for our response to the millions of…

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Review by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez   – Written from a heart expanded/ and pulsed back to life (“How It All Started” 3), Darlene Pagán’s poems burn with the scarred/ hide of broken love (“The Wolf and the Kid” 13), the…

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Review by Judy Swann  – Women are constantly tempted to measure reality in terms of the measurements of Father Time, which are linear, clocked. This is a trap. Our gynocentric time/space is not measurable, bargainable. It is qualitative, not quantitative.–Mary…

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Review by Tessara Dudley  – Wintering and The Gunnywolf are preoccupied with race. Wintering follows Lewis and Clark’s expedition, using scraps of journal and letters to reconstruct the journey while physically following their footsteps with family in tow. The Gunnywolf…

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Review by Issa M. Lewis – The complexity of motherhood is often overlooked; we are frequently urged to consider only sentimental images of manicured women playing with their remarkably well-mannered infants on white sofas. While joy is certainly a significant…

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Review by Hannah Cohen – How does one write the human form for all its imperfections and faults? Jen Karetnik’s poetry collection American Sentencing renders fully the struggle and highs of the physical body and mind and of other…

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