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Poetry
Sunny Solomon

Blood Dazzler

BLOOD DAZZLER I can’t think of a more appropriate book to review in this prolonged season of hurricanes than Patricia Smith’s Blood Dazzler, her 2008

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Poetry
Joanne Mallari

Incendiary Art

INCENDIARY ART  – POETRY COMES TO LIFE In his seminal book Black Is a Country, Nikhil Pal Singh argues, “modern U.S. racial history…relies on an

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Poetry
Joanne Mallari

Returning a Borrowed Tongue

RETURNING A BORROWED TONGUE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FILIPINO AND FILIPINO-AMERICAN POETRY Returning a Borrowed Tongue allowed me to listen in on a conversation about the

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy “Have I told you about this?”  That is Thomas Murphy speaking. They are the first words out of his mouth and, as a

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Literary criticism
Ann Ronald

Nein, A Manifesto

Nein, A Manifesto Home alone, reading Eric Jarosinski’s Nein. A Manifesto, and I’m laughing so hard that tears are running down my cheeks! I don’t

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Poetry
Joanne Mallari

Science and Art Joining Forces

Cross-Pollinations: The Marriage of Science and Poetry How can an Amy Clampitt poem contribute to diabetes research? How can science lend the missing puzzle piece

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Autobiography/Memoir
Brandy Burgess

Brown Girl Dreaming

BROWN GIRL DREAMING Each day a new world opens itself up to you. And all the worlds you are. . . . . .gather into

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Fiction
Joanne Mallari

Ludie’s Life

What makes Ludie extraordinary is her life—not as it is shaped by popular success, but as it is lived. Award-winning author Cynthia Rylant weaves a

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Poetry
Sunny Solomon

Phantom Noise

April is National Poetry Month. Once again, we appear to be a nation of “let’s not overdo it.” Just as we annually enjoin our fellow

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Poetry
Joanne Mallari

Yankee Broadcast Network

The duo is at it again: after their colorful conquest of the United States in Poets’ Guide to America, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott

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