family dysfunction

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...
Deep in the Heart of Texas | Nonfiction

Deep in the Heart of Texas | Nonfiction

Everything’s bigger in Texas. Hairstyles. Speed limits. Greenhouse gases. And this cutting board – a recent gift purchased there by my daughter, a born-and-bred Georgia girl with indigo eyes and a penchant for digging up rocks in strange places. A coffee cup bearing...