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Tending by Laura Grace Weldon

Review by Ivy Rutledge Laura Grace Weldon’s poetry collection, Tending, tells the story of a life deeply felt. Read from beginning to end, the poems collectively form a larger poem detailing images of farm life, domesticity, family life, and beyond.…

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Sound Travels on Water by Kyle Potvin

Review by Nancy Vona  – The best books can be enjoyed over and over again.  Kyle Potvin’s chapbook Sound Travels on Water is one such book:  a satisfying collection of poems with nuances of meaning that emerge on subsequent readings.  Potvin…

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Orphan by Jan Heller Levi

Review by Zara Raab – Levi’s earlier books, Once I Gazed at You in Wonder, winner of the 1998 Walt Whitman Award, and Skyspeak (2005), give a large place to relationships: to a mother whose death she grieves and a…

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door of thin skins by Shira Dentz

Review by Carol Dorf Broken Narrative in Shira Dentz’ door of thin skins – At seventeen, my daughter and her friends call older men, by which they mean those past college age, who are interested in them, pedophiles. The middle-aged…

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The Shape of Caught Water, by Robyn Hunt

Review by Nancy Gerber – It’s a pleasure to dive into Robyn Hunt’s debut poetry collection, The Shape of Caught Water. In rhythmic, evocative language, these poems chart the rising swells and quiet pools of human relationships. A young girl…

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The Fool by Jennifer Jean

Review by Jennifer Martelli – In “Wreck Things,” Jennifer Jean writes: ….My first step on water was for balance– my arms arced, clutching after the folds of those notes. The second step, for fright, caught me fast– divided between two…

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Grass Whistle by Amy Dryansky

Review by Ellen Miller-Mack – I may not be the best person to equate marriage to a sonnet, but I feel it nonetheless, in Amy Dryansky’s generous and lovely book, Grass Whistle. The speaker is rooted in a traditional family…

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Mom Egg Review publishes reviews of recent books (including chapbooks) of poetry, fiction and creative prose, by mother writers, and of books focused on motherhood or women’s experiences and issues.  If you are interested in having your book reviewed, please visit Book Review Request for more info. 

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