Nathan Leslie’s The Invisible Hand, Reviewed by Charles Rammelkamp

The Invisible Hand Nathan Leslie Hamilton Stone Editions (Short Fiction) Reviewer: Charles Rammelkamp Nathan Leslie often arranges his short fiction collections around a theme. Madre features stories that deal with motherhood; Sibs is stories about brothers and sisters in various combinations and situations; Drivers involves cars, and Believers is stories about snake-handlers and other religious […]

Craig Beaven’s Teaching the Baby to Say I Love You, Reviewed by David E. Poston

Craig Beaven Teaching the Baby to Say I Love You Anhinga Press Reviewer: David E. Poston Teaching the Baby to Say I Love You is informed by Craig Beaven’s perspective as a parent and teacher, responsible for his own young children, still in the prelapsarian world, and for his students, on the cusp of leaving […]

Blowing Thru Secaucus by George Wallace and Friends, Reviewed by Shawn Pavey

Audio Project: Blowing Through Secaucus George Wallace and Friends (available on streaming platforms) drawn from Poetry Collection Blowing Through Secaucus George Wallace Gutter Snob Books Reviewer: Shawn Pavey You think New Jersey, you think wise guys. It just happens. George Wallace knows this. He’s going to tell you about them. In fact, he’s going to […]

Farnaz Fatemi’s Sister Tongue, Reviewed by Vivian Wagner

Farnaz Fatemi Sister Tongue Kent State University Press Reviewer: Vivian Wagner Farnaz Fatemi’s Sister Tongue explores the experience of living between the cultures of Iran and the United States, and of trying to find a voice to describe that in-betweenness. The poems take root in various liminal spaces, tracking the poet’s journey through cross-cultural identity […]

Amy Barone’s Defying Extinction, Reviewed by Ann Wehrman

Amy Barone Defying Extinction Broadstone Books Reviewer: Ann Wehrman In Defying Extinction, Amy Barone takes the reader on a journey through the world of humans and nature, capturing with winsome tenderness the power, wildly diverse colors, and exquisite beauty of life on planet Earth. The poet’s lens ultimately cherishes more than it analyzes. Her gentle […]