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Linea Nigra by Jazmina Barrera

Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy & Earthquakes by Jazmina Barrera, Translated by Christina MacSweeney Review by Kimberly Lee As is custom, Jazmina Barrera’s latest work begins with a dedication: “To whom it concerns (Silvestre, Alejandro, and Tere) and to…

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XO by Sara Rauch

Review by Lara Lillibridge XO is an autobiographical essay spanning 157 pages, divided into chapters. It is Rauch’s second book. Her first, What Shines from It, published by Alternating Current Press, won the Electric Book Award. Rauch holds an…

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Sweetbitter by Stacey Balkun

Review by Ana C.H. Silva From the very title of her latest full-length poetry collection, Sweetbitter (Sundress 2021), we understand that Stacey Balkun will purposefully use the power of syntax to open up stories. Her subject matter is, in part,…

MER AWP 2022 News

Here’s where we’ll be at #AWP22: We’ll see you at the BOOK Table – T 562! Special AWP prices! Free writing prompts! MER submissions and join our staff info! MER Meet-up At the Book Table Fri. March 25th 11-12 P.M.…

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Books for Review

MER Books for Review – Spring 2022 Our book reviews are approximately 750 words, and are published online at Please refer to our Book Review Guidelines for more information. If you’re interested in reviewing one of the books below,…

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