Monthly Archives: July, 2018

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Announcing Myths & Ms. by Rosie Rosenzweig

New Play by Rosie Rosenzweig A ghost hovers watching and waiting to embody itself in the most auspicious womb. Its goal is to fulfill what it couldn’t in its last lifetime called “soul work.” Myths & Ms. is an intergenerational play about…

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Dirt and Honey by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Review by Deborah Hauser Dirt and Honey, Raquel Vasquez Gilliland’s debut poetry collection, is a celebration of women as agents of creation in Mexican culture that challenges the patriarchy and assert the power of women to conceive, create, and run…

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The Gates of Pearl by Jill Hoffman

Review by Christine Stewart-Nuñez An intense love transcends most mother-daughter relationships no matter how fraught, tangled, and dynamic they may be. Jill Hoffman’s latest book, The Gates of Pearl, chronicles this intensity with heart-breaking veracity. In her preface, Hoffman—a poet,…

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A Stone to Carry Home by Andrea Potos

Review by Libby Maxey A Stone to Carry Home, Andrea Potos’s seventh poetry collection, is the perfect read for mothers seeing children off to college this fall. Although the airy, Mediterranean cover photo might suggest that these poems will…

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We Became Summer by Amy Barone

Review by Sarah W. Bartlett We Became Summer reads like a coming-of-age memoir of a young woman finding herself through time, travel, loss and reflection. This is Barone’s first full-length poetry collection since having two chapbooks published, Kamikaze Dance…

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A Way Out of Nowhere by Nancy Gerber

Review by Carole Mertz Nancy Gerber is the author of A Way Out of Nowhere, an elegant collection of nine worthy stories. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University and a M.A. in Psychoanalysis from the Boston…

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Aileron by Geraldine Connolly

Review by Elaine Terranova “Little wing or fin,” says the headnote defining aileron, the hinged part of the wing in a fixed wing aircraft. The title poem serves as a preface. It explores means of transport, beginning with this…

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Swap / Meet by Susan Rukeyser

Review by Anna Schoenbach   Swap/Meet is a series of nine short flash fictions in the style of a classified ad or online notice of sale that reveal the intricate stories behind mundane, everyday items. Susan Rukeyser, author of Not…

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