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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....
The Pain Eater | Fiction

The Pain Eater | Fiction

Frankie’s fingers ran the length of the colonial style piano. There was not a speck of dust on the Honduran mahogany. The picture frames and artifacts resting atop its surface reflected across the gleaming wood, which despite its cleanliness, Frankie would polish...
But I Like Hell | Fiction

But I Like Hell | Fiction

Dana, Florida, 1996 Some days you wait for people to say something interesting. People talk in loops, and you want to hula hoop their words; you want movement and speed, shaking hips, energy. Your brain feels like every conversation’s been pre-recorded and when...
A Mother’s Gift | Fiction

A Mother’s Gift | Fiction

Auntie Lu was drunk. It was a sloppy, uncontrolled inebriation, a stumble off the edge of propriety rather than a purposeful dive. Not that anyone was here to judge her, not tonight. After all, allowances had to be made when a woman lost her sister. The rest of Vida’s...