We Should All be Feminists ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Rating: 4/5 I finally got around to reading this short nonfiction essay to Adichie’s daughter, and although it didn’t blow me away, it was a beautiful and concise way to discuss feminism with a young woman. I have always admired Adichie’s writing style, and her ability to be so clear and choose her words so

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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? ~ Kathleen Collins

Rating: 3.5/5 This was an incredibly bizarre collection of short stories. I didn’t quite know what I was getting into, reading this book while waiting for my car to be fixed at the auto shop. I jumped right in and found some of the stories compelling, some of them exciting, some of them just confusing

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PRE- by Barbara Tomash reviewed by Dina Paulson-McEwen

PRE- by Barbara Tomash / Black Radish Books / paperback / 74 pages / ISBN 978-0-9979524-6-9 / 2018 PRE-, the fourth poetry collection from California-based poet Barbara Tomash, will delight (lay) lexicographers and otherwise language lovers, dissectors, obsesionados. Her interest is prefixes; how “beginning” functions as an introduction to meaning from a word’s initial letters.

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Book Review: Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character

Kay Redfield Jamison. Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character. (New York: Knopf, 2017) 560 pages with extensive clinical footnotes, primary source documents, and passages from Lowell’s oeuvre. In a certain way, Robert Lowell (1917-1977), widely acclaimed in his lifetime as the curator of his mania and thus

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Eileen R. Tabios’ Manhattan: An Archaeology reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Manhattan: An Archaeology by Eileen R. Tabios / Paloma Press / ISBN: 978-1-365-87509-0 / 2017 Manhattan, probably from the Lenape language word Mannahatta, meaning “island of many hills,” is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace. Locally it is often referred to simply as

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