A Review of PARTURITION by Heather Treseler

A Review of PARTURITION by Heather Treseler

Parturitionby Heather TreselerSouthword Editions, 2020 Heather Treseler’s new chapbook Parturition, named after the technical term for childbirth, is punctuated with medical vocabulary. Anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure. Caul, a baby born with a piece of...
A Review of SUMMER SOLSTICE by Nina MacLaughlin

A Review of SUMMER SOLSTICE by Nina MacLaughlin

Summer Solsticeby Nina MacLaughlinBlack Sparrow Press, 2020 “What’s the start of summer for you, the signal that it’s here?” Nina MacLaughlin asks in her book-length essay Summer Solstice, published by Black Sparrow Press. And with that invitation the reader’s...
A Review of MIRACLES COME ON MONDAYS by Penelope Cray

A Review of MIRACLES COME ON MONDAYS by Penelope Cray

Miracles Come on Mondaysby Penelope CrayPleiades Press, 2020 Please lock me in the quiet room so I can once again concentrate and give Penelope Cray the attention she exacts from each story of her debut collection, “Miracles Come on Mondays,” published by Pleiades...