Psyched! (1): Peseschkian’s Stories

The book: Oriental Stories as Tools in Psychotherapy, by Nossrat Peseschkian (1986, first edition in German: 1979) The approach: positive psychotherapy & storytelling

Psyched! (1): Peseschkian’s Stories

The book: Oriental Stories as Tools in Psychotherapy, by Nossrat Peseschkian (1986, first edition in German: 1979) The approach: positive psychotherapy & storytelling

Rocket Science (2): Loneliest Girl (Lauren James)

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a young adult (YA) novel by Lauren James, first published in England in 2017. It’s a quick read and tells the story of, well, the loneliest (human) teenager in the universe, Romy Silvers,

Rocket Science (2): Loneliest Girl (Lauren James)

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a young adult (YA) novel by Lauren James, first published in England in 2017. It’s a quick read and tells the story of, well, the loneliest (human) teenager in the universe, Romy Silvers,

Did You Know? (Elizabeth S. Wolf)

Elizabeth S. Wolf’s Did You Know is a 2019 Rattle chapbook.  The collection revolves around a secret that comes crashing down on a woman and her mother. Written in the voice of the daughter, the poems tell the story in

Did You Know? (Elizabeth S. Wolf)

Elizabeth S. Wolf’s Did You Know is a 2019 Rattle chapbook.  The collection revolves around a secret that comes crashing down on a woman and her mother. Written in the voice of the daughter, the poems tell the story in

Rocket Science (1): Best SF (1969)

I’ve been reading a good lot of science fiction lately, so let’s talk rocket science! Full disclosure, I have a soft spot for vintage sci-fi magazines. When I came across Faber’s Best SF (ed. Edmund Crispin), I knew I wanted

Rocket Science (1): Best SF (1969)

I’ve been reading a good lot of science fiction lately, so let’s talk rocket science! Full disclosure, I have a soft spot for vintage sci-fi magazines. When I came across Faber’s Best SF (ed. Edmund Crispin), I knew I wanted

E.D. Liberations

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
Please help me welcome my new chapbook into the world! As of today, E.D. Liberations is available for pre-order from Dancing Girl Press. This collection of erasures channels the fierce woman hidden inside Emily…

E.D. Liberations

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
Please help me welcome my new chapbook into the world! As of today, E.D. Liberations is available for pre-order from Dancing Girl Press. This collection of erasures channels the fierce woman hidden inside Emily…

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