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Review by Lisa C. Taylor In this unique debut collection of prose poems, Callista Buchen, the author of two chapbooks of poetry. examines the darker side of pregnancy and motherhood. From the imperfect act of mothering to the loss…

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Review by Lisa C. Taylor Geraldine Mills is a poet and fiction writer with five collections of poetry, three short story collections, and a children’s novel, Gold. Her numerous awards include the RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition, the…

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Review by Lisa C. Taylor In Knitting the Fog, a poetic accounting of the immigrant experience, the author, as a child, faces daily trials during the three-year absence of a mother illegally making her way to the United States.…

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Review by Bunny Goodjohn The airport monitor indicates George’s flight is on time and I think about what I’ll say to welcome him home. Love isn’t the first word to come to mind, which is, I suppose, progress. (“Salt and…

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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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Review by Lisa C. Taylor TONGUE SHAKERS: Interviews and Narratives on Speaking Mother Tongue in a Multicultural Society, Margie Shaheed, Ed. This collection of interviews explores the obstacles and triumphs faced by immigrants as they learn English and begin to…

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Review by Lisa C. Taylor  – Is it possible for poetry to transcend grief? Can a visceral reaction in the body be expressed in language? In this debut poetry collection, Kelly Hansen Maher vacillates between an original vocabulary of loss— they…

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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…