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Frozen Charlotte by Susan de Sola

Review by Deborah Leipziger Susan de Sola’s poems are like sea glass arriving on the shore: beautiful, crystalline, and surprising. Her first poem “Bowl of Sea Glass” conveys a tactile joy: The sea’s soft fingers of anemone…

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Marjorie Maddox – Author’s Note

Marjorie Maddox On Writing Inside Out: Poems on Writing and Reading Poems with Insider Exercises   I didn’t plan on publishing a book during a pandemic. You may not have planned on reading it then, either. But, since most of…

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Tender Cuts by Jayne Martin

Review by Emily Webber Even the luckiest people do not manage to get through life unscathed, and yet there are always moments of beauty and grace. The 38 small stories in Jayne Martin’s collection, Tender Cuts, reminds us of…

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Audubon’s Sparrow by Juditha Dowd

Review by Carole Mertz Dowd’s literary Audubon’s Sparrow: A Biography-in-Poems is as delightful and colorful as the famous avian sketches of the renowned bird watcher. The poet records the lives of Lucy and John James via facts and imaginings, told mainly…

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Horizon of the Dog Woman by Rebecca Pelky

Review by Barbara Ellen Sorensen The past, present and future are melded tightly in Rebecca Pelky’s debut book of poetry, Horizon of the Dog Woman. These poems sing of a traditional Native American philosophy of life. This philosophy encompasses…

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