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Girlish by Lara Lillibridge

Review by Lisa C. Taylor Lara Lillibridge is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s MFA program in creative nonfiction. In 2016, she won the Slippery Elm Literary Journals’ Prose Contest and the American Literary Review’s Creative Nonfiction Contest.…

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What Does Not Return by Tami Haaland

Review by Barbara Ellen Sorensen In her new book, What Does Not Return, Tami Haaland’s poetry informs the reader that we are all intimately and inextricably tied to the natural world. The recognition of this interdependence is tightly woven…

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Lovely by Lesléa Newman

Review by Grace Gardiner It might be expected to begin a review of Lesléa Newman’s newest poetry collection Lovely by saying that the poems that comprise this collection are themselves lovely, but this collection seems a poignant, playful, and…

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Conjoining by Heidi Czerwiec

Review by Christine Stewart-Nuñez During a recent public reading, Heidi Czerwiec described the inspiration for her new poetry collection as the theory of maternal imagination—that a mother’s thoughts during pregnancy transmit to the developing fetus and result in congenital…

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Black Dove by Ana Castillo

Review by Kerry Neville An autobiography purports to be chronological account of a person’s life, a progressive recounting of the accumulation of cause and effect events. A memoir, however, is not a recounting but more of an accounting, a…

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A Landscape for Loss by Erin Rodoni

A Landscape for Loss by Erin Rodoni National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press, 2017 $15.00 [paperback] ISBN 9780990908234 Issa M. Lewis is the author of Infinite Collisions (Finishing Line Press 2017) and a graduate of New England College’s…

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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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