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Coronary Truth by Diane Elayne Dees

Review by Sarah W. Bartlett Diane Elayne Dees is a political and sports blogger who has published creative nonfiction, political essays and short fiction in many journals and anthologies. In addition to “Coronary Truth,” she has two forthcoming chapbooks: “I…

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Sybelia Drive by Karin Cecile Davidson

Review by Emily Webber Karin Cecile Davidson’s debut, Sybelia Drive, turns to a small town in Florida during the Vietnam war, presenting many alternating viewpoints throughout the novel. Davidson’s focus is on family relationships and the far-reaching impact of…

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Cleave by Tiana Nobile

Review by Michele Sharpe Cleave is a poetry collection of magnitude and fascination, spanning continents, history, and personal obsessions. I started reading it one evening after dinner and stayed up late with it, still reading. As poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi notes…

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The Lost Brother Alphabet by Kathy Engel

Review by Alison Meyers Fiercely lyrical is the phrase that comes to mind when I consider the whole of Kathy Engel’s The Lost Brother Alphabet, a multi-layered poetry collection as elegiac and intimate as it is politically urgent, as temporal…

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Oona by Alice Lyons

Review by Celia Jeffries Although there are two O’s in Oona, the title of Alice Lyons’ extraordinary debut novel, that vowel never appears within the pages of the book itself. It’s a testament to Lyons’ talent that this reader did…

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The Pact by Jennifer Militello

Review by Lisa C. Taylor This stunner of a collection by the award-winning author of four previous poetry collections brings the reader into a conjured world of broken agreements, abuse, and mental illness, crafted with a deft and original…

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Viable by Chloe Yelena Miller

Review by DeMisty D. Bellinger In Viable, Chloe Yelena Miller gives herself space to mourn, celebrate, and atone. This debut full-length collection is a candid chronicle of Miller’s experiences with miscarriage, pregnancy, and new motherhood. Miller finds the melody in…

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