Category Archives: Review

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MARIANNE PEEL

In the Afternoon, She Smelled Like the Earth By Marianne Peel Her shoulders were always burned. We had smeared ourselves with baby oil infused with iodine painting our skin a burnt orange deeper than the marigolds planted in a circle … Continue reading

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A Review of Jordan Rothacker’s And Wind Will Wash Away 

A Review of Jordan Rothacker’s And Wind Will Wash Away By Nate Ragolia Like James Joyce and Thomas Pynchon before him, Jordan A. Rothacker takes on the epic novel in his masterful debut, And Wind Will Wash Away (hereafter referred … Continue reading

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A Review of Mary McMyne’s Wolf Skin 

A Review of Mary McMyne’s Wolf Skin By Jennifer Dane Clements We remember best that which haunts us. The memories or fears that we carry, percolate in our bloodstreams. As children, the unknown and unknowable facets of the world succumb … Continue reading

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A Review of Rochelle Hurt’s The Rusted City 

A Review of Rochelle Hurt’s The Rusted City By J. Andrew Goodman The Rusted City is an imaginative debut novella-in-poems by Rochelle Hurt, chosen as the 2014 installment of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series, an imprint of White Pine Press. … Continue reading

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A Review of Agustin Aguilar’s Leonora Come Down 

  A Review of Agustin Aguilar’s Leonora Come Down By Nate Ragolia Where lies the line between myth, falsehood, and reality? That is one of the central questions buried amid, gorgeous, poetic prose in Agustin Aguilar’s novella Leonora Comes Down, … Continue reading

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A Review of Sarah Marcus’s Backcountry

A Review of Sarah Marcus’s Backcountry by Karen Skolfield In my review copy of Sarah Marcus’s chapbook from Finishing Line Press, Marcus includes a friendly, cheerful handwritten note to me which she signs “Love & Bears.” Love – a not-unusual … Continue reading

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A Review of Len Joy’s American Past Time

A Review of Len Joy’s American Past Time by Jody Hobbs Hesler Len Joy’s debut novel, American Past Time, is part time capsule and part baseball love affair. The title itself promises this (baseball is considered an America’s pastime, and this … Continue reading

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