REVIEWS

Review: BOY WITH THORN by Rickey Laurentiis

Boy with Thorn Rickey Laurentiis 2015 University of Pittsburgh Press (Pitt Poetry Series) 104 pages Review by DIAMOND FORDE When questioned about writer’s block in an interview for a 2016 Poets & Writers publication, Rickey Laurentiis responded, “My obsessions keep me...

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Review: BINARY STAR by Sarah Gerard

Binary Star Sarah Gerard 2015 Two Dollar Radio 182 pages Review by REEM ABU-BAKER Sarah Gerard’s novel Binary Star plunges readers into the mind of its unnamed narrator as she struggles with anorexia and bulimia, road-trips around the States with her alcoholic...

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Review: THIS BORING APOCALYPSE by Brandi Wells

Brandi Wells 124 Pages Civil Coping Mechanisms Review by JOE LUCIDO “[Domesticity] is a thing that has not existed for decades. Domesticity is dangerous, like the science or religion. Domesticity has long been eradicated,” the narrator of This Boring Apocalypse, Wells’ third book, says, after a cat she forms of puss to keep her company crosses the street to live in another house…

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Review: IN PRAISE OF USEFULNESS by Angela Patten

In Praise of Usefulness Angela Patten 2014 Wind Ridge Books 73 pages Review by THEODORA ZIOLKOWSKI In Praise of Usefulness, Angela Patten’s third collection of poetry, meditates on the boundaries between childhood and adulthood and Ireland and America. The recurring...

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