Browsing: Judy Swann

Book Reviews

Perdido by Elaine Terranova

Perdido by Elaine Terranova Review by Judy Swann Perdido, the word itself, is so many things: the title of this book, the title of a poem in this book, a sprightly jazz standard about squandered love, the Spanish adjective for…

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How to Tell if You Are Human by Jessy Randall

Review by Judy Swann One of the ways people respond to revolution in the arts is to ask, “But what does it mean?” Laurie Anderson, Alison Armstrong-Webber , Miranda July, Lily Gershon, Phillipe Petit, Raymond Queneau, and Gertrude Stein all got asked…

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White Dancing Elephants by Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Review by Judy Swann These stories are disturbing. They sizzle like hydrogen peroxide on an open wound. They unpack “Other” to a depth never explored before in the American short story (“Others,” as in what Ashis Nandy says, “What…

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Arrows of Light by Andrea Potos

Review by Judy Swann Andrea Potos is obsessed with John Keats, as she says in “Verse Virtual.” So it feels natural to see her cite from his letters in “Morning of my 56th Birthday,” the opening poem of her…

M.A.M.A.

M.A.M.A. Issue 24: Elisabeth Schön and Judy Swann

The ProCreate Project, the Museum of Motherhood and the Mom Egg Review are pleased to announce the 24th edition of  this scholarly discourse intersects with the artistic to explore the wonder and the challenges of motherhood. Using words and art to connect new pathways between the academic, the para-academic, the digital,…

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Ventriloquy by Athena Kildegaard

Review by Judith Swann In the the past 400 years, ventriloquism has outgrown its association with demons in the belly and has come to be associated with funfairs, vaudeville, Shari Lewis, Paul Winchell, the Letterman show (after Willie Tyler was…

Announcements

Announcements – October 2016

News from the Mom Egg Review Community – Marge Piercy selected Rachel Hall’s Heirlooms for the G.S.Sharat Chandra Book Prize. BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City published the linked collection in September 2016. Heirlooms begins in France in…