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Poetry

Grim Honey
Poetry
Sunny Solomon

Grim Honey

Grim Honey You do not need an MFA in English to read  Jessica Barksdale’s latest collection of poetry, you need only to be among the

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Drysalter
Poem by Poem
Sunny Solomon

Drysalter – Poem by Poem

DRYSALTER – POEM BY POEM The Poem  — Hymn to the Faces.   Hymn to the Faces A wall of photographs from nowhere, overnight gallery

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Hollow Kingdom
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

Hollow Kingdom

Hollow Kingdom Are you a nature lover? A hiker? A botanist? A stargazer? A bird watcher? If so, please consider Kira Jane Buxton’s debut book,

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Blood Dazzler
African American Writers
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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