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“A lesson about the stones that wait to rise in our hearts”: A Review of John Guzlowski’s Echoes of Tattered Tongues

by Eric Kroczek My first encounter with a John Guzlowski poem was as desultory as anything in life: I was eating a solitary dinner and barely listening to the news on the local public radio station one evening after work … Continue reading

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Jordan A. Rothacker’s The Pit, And No Other Stories

Jordan A. Rothacker’s The Pit, And No Other Stories by Melissa Ximena Golebiowski “The Pit is a journey in itself, a ride with flashes of life and an ending in a place, in a world, you didn’t quite anticipate.” Rothacker … 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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A Review of Lena Divani’s Seven Lives and One Great Love: Memoirs of a Cat

A Review of Lena Divani’s Seven Lives and One Great Love: Memoirs of a Cat Translated from the Greek by Konstantinos Matsoukas By Jennifer Dane Clements Forget, for a moment, the ubiquitous internet cats. Put aside the grumpy one, the … Continue reading

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A Review of Catherine Pierce’s The Girls of Peculiar 

A Review of Catherine Pierce’s The Girls of Peculiar By Jennifer Dane Clements Catherine Pierce’s second poetry collection, The Girls of Peculiar, resurrects the gangly and awkward ghosts of adolescence, in turns honoring and questioning those young spectres. Indeed, it is … Continue reading

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A Review of Bushra Rehman’s Corona

A Review of Bushra Rehman’s Corona By J. Andrew Goodman Bushra Rehman’s Corona is a witty and moving story of liminal spaces and the narrator Razia’s abuttal with the thresholds of sex, ethnicity, and place. The novel follows Razia from … Continue reading

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