Review of SAUL STORIES by Elizabeth Ellen

Review of SAUL STORIES by Elizabeth Ellen

  Saul Stories by Elizabeth Ellen Short Flight/Long Drive, 2017.     This is a tough book to review, because it takes a disparaging tone from the get-go towards the traditional ways people try to identify with narratives and interpret them. After...
Review of VANISHING POINT: POEMS by William Trowbridge

Review of VANISHING POINT: POEMS by William Trowbridge

Vanishing Point: Poems By William Trowbridge Red Hen Press. 2017.   From the Blakean embrace of the childhood imagination, to examining aging and death, to the profound undertone of uniting generations, William Trowbridge’s seventh collection, Vanishing Point,...
Review of OUR LANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT & LONESOME GNOSIS

Review of OUR LANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT & LONESOME GNOSIS

Our Lands Are Not So Different by Michael Bazzett Horsethief Books. 2017. Lonesome Gnosis by Elizabeth Scanlon Horsethief Books. 2017. Who knows the life span of any given poetry press? Some start with fanfare and fizzle. Some limp into the world and build and stay...
Review of EVERYBODY’S SON by Thrity Umrigar

Review of EVERYBODY’S SON by Thrity Umrigar

  Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. Harper Collins. 2017 Can we ever escape the consequences of an immoral action, even if we think some good will come out of it? Thrity Umrigar, a prominent Indian-American writer, a professor, a journalist, and a Nieman...
Review of HEMMING FLAMES by Patricia Colleen Murphy

Review of HEMMING FLAMES by Patricia Colleen Murphy

Hemming Flames by Patricia Colleen Murphy Utah State University Press. 2016. 80 pp.   Patricia Colleen Murphy’s first collection, Hemming Flames, is an intricate and intimate portrait of family, struggle, grief, guilt, and moving through it all. It’s a book about...
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