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The Chalk Circle, Tara Masih, Ed.

Review by Christina Mock – Tara Masih’s The Chalk Circle is a superb collection of essays that moves the reader outside of their comfort zone. These award winning writers cover a wide range of topics which raise questions about war,…

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The Translator by Nina Schuyler

Review by Ivy Rutledge – Nina Schuyler’s novel, The Translator, will pull you along Hanne Schubert’s journey through the shifting landscapes of her life, both literal and figurative. From her apartment in San Francisco across the ocean to Japan and…

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Superloop by Nicole Callihan

Review by Libby Maxey – I expected to graze on Nicole Callihan’s Superloop (Sock Monkey Press, 2014), but I ended up devouring it —or, to make use of the titular metaphor, I went to Callihan’s classy midway and didn’t want…

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Numa by Katrinka Moore

Review by Maura Candela  – Katrinka Moore’s third book of poetry, Numa, published by Aqueduct Press, is a departure from her first two books, and like nothing else you’ve read. An epic poem about a shape-shifting creature, Numa tells a…

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Me First by Ann Curran

Review by Nancy Gerber – When I opened Me First, a collection of poems by Ann Curran, I found two pages of “testimonials” from historically important artists, writers, industrialists, and even Jesus Christ, who has this to say: “Don’t blame…

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Gold Passage by Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Review by Lisa Cheby – Good poetry, like a good sermon, finds a balance between wisdom and humility, between insight and struggle, to bring the painful into the light so we can see its beauty. Iris Jamahl Dunkle is not…

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Rescuing Julia Twice by Tina Traster

Review by Cathy Warner – As an infant my oldest daughter loved being cuddled and entertained by aunts and grandparents, but she cried for days after their visits. She threw her first tantrum at 18 months and continued, almost daily,…

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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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