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Growing a New Tail by Lisa C. Taylor

Review by Kerry Neville  – Lisa C. Taylor’s Growing A New Tail contends with moments of rupture, when the past is upended and the future reinvented.  These eighteen stories are short, lyrical meditations.  Backstories are important but offered with realistic…

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Dear Continuum by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Review by Margaret Fieland  – This is a book comprised largely of letters addressed “Dear Continuum”, directed to emerging poets who will carry on the work of poetry and social activism. It contains six sections: an introduction, the nineteen letters,…

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Kelly Magee and Carol Guess on With Animal

 – WITH ANIMAL is a collaborative book of short stories, written by Kelly Magee and Carol Guess, that imagines the implications of humans who become pregnant with animals. Pregnancy and childbirth are times when surreal and sometimes unexplainable things really…

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Original Face by Jim Peterson

Review by Bunny Goodjohn …From her mother dimension /high among the fluorescent lights, she // coached me through the solar system of house, / over thresholds into the galaxy of backyard, / through the gate into the universe of town…

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The Good Shufu by Tracy Slater

Reviewed by RZ Wiggins Anyone who has been in a cross-cultural relationship will empathize with the frequent cultural misunderstandings and the awkwardness of family and friends who don’t speak the same language that are prominent in Tracy Slater’s memoir. The…

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The Beginning Things by Bunny Goodjohn

Review by Ivy Rutledge – In The Beginning Things, Bunny Goodjohn* pulled me right into the world of Willowswitch Lane, where twelve-year-old Tot Thompson has been displaced from her home and into the bedroom of Gareth Strand. There, on…

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