Nathan Leslie’s Hurry Up and Relax, Reviewed by Charles Rammelkamp

Nathan Leslie Hurry Up and Relax Washington Writers Publishing House Reviewer: Charles Rammelkamp Hugh, the protagonist narrator of “Huggers Not Muggers,” one of the almost two dozen stories in Nathan Leslie’s darkly humorous prizewinning new collection, observes of Lyn, one of his co-workers at Huge, the mega-store where they work, that she’s “like some kind […]

Thaddeus Rutkowski’s Border Crossings, Reviewed by Charles Rammelkamp

Thaddeus Rutkowski Border Crossings Sensitive Skin Books Reviewer: Charles Rammelkamp Thaddeus Rutkowski writes about nature with an implicit reverence, a feeling of awe, that is almost Buddhist in perspective. Take the poem, “The Wild” from his new collection: Animal tracks in snow— footloose paw prints— go across my path, and vanish into the woods. Every […]