Review of Lacy Johnson’s The Other Side by Melissa Faliveno

Review of Lacy Johnson’s The Other Side by Melissa Faliveno

The Other Side by Lacy M. Johnson Tin House Books, 2014. 228 pp. “Even what the mind forgets, the body remembers.” –Lacy Johnson   As Lacy Johnson writes in the notes following her memoir The Other Side, the word memory takes its root from origins one might...
Review of The River Won’t Hold You by Karin Gottshall

Review of The River Won’t Hold You by Karin Gottshall

The River Won’t Hold You, Karin Gottshall The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. 2014. 78 pp. Every poet, as a job requirement, needs at least a tolerance for solitude. Better would be a positive taste for it, or, better still, as you’ll see in...