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A Twilight Reel: Stories | Book Review

A Twilight Reel: Stories | Book Review

A Twilight Reel: Stories by Michael Amos Cody ISBN: 978-1-942016-66-3 Pisgah Press, May 25, 2021 312 pages, $17.95 Michael Cody’s collection of twelve linked stories, A Twilight Reel, follows the pattern of Edmund Spenser’s Shepheardes Calendar (1579), with each story...
Who We Are and Where We Come From | Book Review

Who We Are and Where We Come From | Book Review

Southbound by Anjali Enjeti ISBN: 9-780-8203-6006-5 University of Georgia Press, April 2021 248 pages, $24.95 Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change is Anjali Enjeti’s first book, a collection of essays, soon to be followed by her first novel,...
what she holds | Book Review

what she holds | Book Review

what she holds by d. ellis phelps ISBN: 9798672793627 Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, September 7, 2020 122 pages, $12.00 What can we see in a memoir written in poetry? What defines true poetry? The answers to these questions are the core points of d. ellis phelps’s...
Boys Will be Monsters | Book Review

Boys Will be Monsters | Book Review

Shelter for the Damned by Mike Thorn ISBN: 978-1950305605 JournalStone, February 2021 190 pages, $19.95 Warnings for: Spoilers, Child Death, Child Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, Murder There’s a pernicious saying in our society: “Boys will be boys.” The...
Watershed | Book Review

Watershed | Book Review

Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop ISBN: 9781988298597 / 1988298598 Freehand Books, May 2, 2020 355 pages, $22.95 Dystopian fiction should feel frighteningly possible yet reassuringly unlikely, but Doreen Vanderstoop’s debut novel, Watershed, is a convincing prediction...
The Age of Phillis | Book Review

The Age of Phillis | Book Review

The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers ISBN: 978-0819579492 Wesleyan University Press, March 3, 2020 232 pages, hardback, $26.95 I first learned about Phillis Wheatley Peters when I saw her statue at the National Museum of African American History in Fall 2019....