Poetry | Reviews

Just Because
Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

Just Because

JUST BECAUSE How many of us who have children in our lives remember people telling us, “Enjoy them while you can because they grow up

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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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