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Review by Michelle Everett Wilbert I was 41 years old, a midwife and the mother of three children when our youngest daughter was born with spina bifida; a spinal defect of the earliest weeks of fetal development wherein the spinal…

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 Review by Anne Britting Oleson   Donald Rumsfeld famously said that we don’t know what we don’t know. In her literary memoir run scream unbury save, Katherine McCord makes this very clear, and this engenders a certain anxiety in her…

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Brainwalk by May Joseph On October 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy enveloped downtown Manhattan in a total blackout. The terrifying reality of living on the top floor of a tall skyscraper without electricity, a generator or emergency lights hit home. My…

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Review by Bunny Goodjohn Writers plunder, excavate, and strip-mine without regard for the consequences to others. They suck their loved ones dry of vital fluids, revealing their deepest fears and yearnings. They expose the most precious secrets of their friends…

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Review by Lynne Shapiro I happen to like, really like, nests, eggs, and estuaries so Molly Sutton Kiefer’s book, Nestuary, instantly attracted me.  Sitting at the Mom Egg table at AWP several years ago, a woman confided in me that…

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Review by Jill Kelly Koren – As a poet who left Indiana to teach in Texas, I entered Robin Silbergleid’s Texas Girl (Demeter Press, 231 pages) expecting to find my own story, but to my surprise I found what Harold…

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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,…