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The Revisioners | Book Review

The Revisioners | Book Review

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton ISBN: 9781640092587 Counterpoint Press, November 5, 2019 288 pages, $25.00 Margaret Wilkerson Sexton is unafraid to confront the rot that economic inequalities, class structures, and racial disparity spread. These difficult...
Emerald City | Book Review

Emerald City | Book Review

Emerald City by Brian Birnbaum ISBN: 978-1950122004 Dead Rabbits Books, Sept 2019 416 pages, $18.99 Late in Brian Birnbaum’s excellent debut, Emerald City, a young man signs to his deaf mother, “I’m trying to tell you that I’m unhappy” (378). Without so much as a...
Love, Bully Love | Book Review

Love, Bully Love | Book Review

Bully Love by Patricia Colleen Murphy ISBN 978-1-950413-03-4 Press 53, April 1, 2019 9 x 6 paperback, 84 pages The neighbor’s poppies have turned dusty. The day’s end breathes this, another storm. […] What was here is now gone. This evening we inhale the dry skin of...
The Summer of Dead Birds | Book Review

The Summer of Dead Birds | Book Review

The Summer of Dead Birds by Ali Liebegott ISBN: 9781936932504 Feminist Press, 2019 103 pages, $17.95 The fourth book by Ali Liebegott, a double Lambda Literary Award winner and writer for the television show Transparent, is an elegy of loss and life, heartbreak and...
Dismantling the Confederacy | Book Review

Dismantling the Confederacy | Book Review

A Sin By Any Other Name By Robert W. Lee ISBN: 9780525576389 Convergent Books, Apr 02, 2019 Hardcover: 192 Pages, $25.00 The Tarboro Three By Brian Lampkin SKU: SB2008 Scuppernong Editions 128 Pages, $18.00 Two new works of racial activism from North Carolina provide...