Meet A. J. Fikry, Bookseller

Time for another little free library find! The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin, is an adventure of a book and should make the book-lover in your life very happy. Each section starts with Fikry’s synopsis / critique

Meet A. J. Fikry, Bookseller

Time for another little free library find! The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin, is an adventure of a book and should make the book-lover in your life very happy. Each section starts with Fikry’s synopsis / critique

Don’t Judge: A Very Angry Baby

I’ll be honest – one reason it’s taken me a long time to get to this anthology is what I expected it to be about: babies, mommies, dads, the experience of young nuclear and maybe post-nuclear families. While I have

Don’t Judge: A Very Angry Baby

I’ll be honest – one reason it’s taken me a long time to get to this anthology is what I expected it to be about: babies, mommies, dads, the experience of young nuclear and maybe post-nuclear families. While I have

Swallowed Birds: Rosarium (Hannah Dow)

  In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll say right off the bat that Hannah and I were in the same workshop, in the same graduate program, for a bit, and so I know her personally, and I’ve seen a

Swallowed Birds: Rosarium (Hannah Dow)

  In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll say right off the bat that Hannah and I were in the same workshop, in the same graduate program, for a bit, and so I know her personally, and I’ve seen a

Liberating & Confabulating

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
One of my superhero poems, “Jennifer Walter Remembers,” appeared in Rabbit Catastrophe Review #14. The issue is stunning in itself, what with the hand-printed cover, the hand-sewn binding, and a delightfully smooth choice of…

Liberating & Confabulating

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
One of my superhero poems, “Jennifer Walter Remembers,” appeared in Rabbit Catastrophe Review #14. The issue is stunning in itself, what with the hand-printed cover, the hand-sewn binding, and a delightfully smooth choice of…

A Visit to Seneca Village

  Marilyn Nelson‘s My Seneca Village (Namelos, 2015) will take you a century and a half into the past, to a village that no longer exists. From 1825 to 1857, Seneca Village was a small, mostly African American settlement in

A Visit to Seneca Village

  Marilyn Nelson‘s My Seneca Village (Namelos, 2015) will take you a century and a half into the past, to a village that no longer exists. From 1825 to 1857, Seneca Village was a small, mostly African American settlement in

Let’s String New Constellations: “As In Judy” by Rosie Garland

The first time I met Rosie Garland was on my reading tour for The Knowledge Weapon, back in 2016. She read with me in Manchester, at the university bookstore, and one poem in particular (“A Short History of Unicorns”) really

Let’s String New Constellations: “As In Judy” by Rosie Garland

The first time I met Rosie Garland was on my reading tour for The Knowledge Weapon, back in 2016. She read with me in Manchester, at the university bookstore, and one poem in particular (“A Short History of Unicorns”) really

detail from Giovanna Garzoni's "Bowl of Citrons" (ca 1640)

Toxic Flora, Fauna, Folks (Reading Kimiko Hahn)

I recently finished Kimiko Hahn‘s Toxic Flora. The title is a little misleading, because plants are not the only toxic beings in this collection. However, the title’s sciency ring is quite fitting: this book is full of science, and that

detail from Giovanna Garzoni's "Bowl of Citrons" (ca 1640)

Toxic Flora, Fauna, Folks (Reading Kimiko Hahn)

I recently finished Kimiko Hahn‘s Toxic Flora. The title is a little misleading, because plants are not the only toxic beings in this collection. However, the title’s sciency ring is quite fitting: this book is full of science, and that

Her Ladyship Makes a Lovely Corpse

I just finished reading Vita Sackville-West‘s All Passion Spent, and must say I am absolutely in love with this book. Or rather, with its central character, Lady Slane. On the surface, the story is quite simple: After the death of her politically

Her Ladyship Makes a Lovely Corpse

I just finished reading Vita Sackville-West‘s All Passion Spent, and must say I am absolutely in love with this book. Or rather, with its central character, Lady Slane. On the surface, the story is quite simple: After the death of her politically

Strangers Collide: the Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom

Another keeper from McSweeney’s fabulous poetry series, Dorian Geisler’s Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom is really fun to read. Like all books in the series, it is handsomely bound and has a great cover, plus contents that you’ll want to read twice,

Strangers Collide: the Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom

Another keeper from McSweeney’s fabulous poetry series, Dorian Geisler’s Flowers of Anti-Martyrdom is really fun to read. Like all books in the series, it is handsomely bound and has a great cover, plus contents that you’ll want to read twice,

cover art for "Whetting Stone"

Life after Suicide: The Whetting Stone

Taylor Mali’s brand-new chapbook The Whetting Stone (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Winner) deals with the aftermath of his wife’s suicide.  

cover art for "Whetting Stone"

Life after Suicide: The Whetting Stone

Taylor Mali’s brand-new chapbook The Whetting Stone (2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize Winner) deals with the aftermath of his wife’s suicide.  

cover art for 'bad behavior' by Mary Gaitskill

Reading Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior

I just finished Mary Gaitskill’s short story collection Bad Behavior. This is a book I came across fairly at random: I found this one in my local little free library in Bochum, Germany yesterday. 

cover art for 'bad behavior' by Mary Gaitskill

Reading Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior

I just finished Mary Gaitskill’s short story collection Bad Behavior. This is a book I came across fairly at random: I found this one in my local little free library in Bochum, Germany yesterday. 

AWP, Sewanee, & a Review

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
So far, 2017 has been a whirlwind of sorts, and I’m still working on getting Internet service at my new place, so this will be short and sweet. This spring I got to take…

AWP, Sewanee, & a Review

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
So far, 2017 has been a whirlwind of sorts, and I’m still working on getting Internet service at my new place, so this will be short and sweet. This spring I got to take…