Category: Book Review

Poetry in The Ocean State Review

Alongside two of my literary mentors, Eric Pankey and Sally Ball, my poems Beating Belly and Proof are in the latest issue The Ocean State Review. In Volume 7, Number 1 daughterrarium is also reviewed by Sheryl Rivett where she says, the reader becomes witness. We observe the narrator’s journey through… Continue Reading “Poetry in The Ocean State Review”

Interview with Writer and Editor Sheila McMullin on “The Day Tajon Got Shot”

The Day Tajon Got Shot is now available from Shout Mouse Press. I had the honor of speaking to the writing process of this book with its youth authors for Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature. Read the entire interview on their website… Continue Reading “Interview with Writer and Editor Sheila McMullin on “The Day Tajon Got Shot””

daughterrarium reviewed!

In April 2017 my first book of poetry was officially released! Since then I have been honored with thoughtful and provocative responses to the collection. Even Small Press Distribution recommended daughterrarium in their June SPD Recommends newsletter! Check out what these glorious reviewers had to… Continue Reading “daughterrarium reviewed!”

Humans of Ballou Book Launch! Celebrate with Shout Mouse Press!

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. They are chaotic, sometimes painful, sometimes contradictory, but they come from deep within us. And we must key into those feelings and begin to extrapolate from them, examine them for new ways of understanding our… Continue Reading “Humans of Ballou Book Launch! Celebrate with Shout Mouse Press!”

Book Review Round-Up for National Poetry Month

Collected in celebration of National Poetry Month are book reviews and interviews I’ve written and conducted over the past couple of years. For more books written by women use the wonderful #ReadWomen2014  ♥ Green-Wood by Allison Cobb Through insightful and juxtapositional revealing of underrepresented or… Continue Reading “Book Review Round-Up for National Poetry Month”

Poetry Micro-Review: Green-Wood by Allison Cobb

Allison Cobb has been celebrated for blending research and story with poetic perception and exposing political inequity to address failing issues of environmental protection. Through insightful and juxtapositional revealing of underrepresented or buried facts, Cobb brings to us not a judgement, but an opportunity.… Continue Reading “Poetry Micro-Review: Green-Wood by Allison Cobb”

Book Review: Arco Iris by Sarah Vap

As soon as I published a review of my dear friend Sarah Vap′s newest poetry collection, Arco Iris (Saturnalia 2012), she comes out with an even newer collection, End of the Sentimental Journal from Neomi Press. Her newest new is for the hardboils and I highly recommend… Continue Reading “Book Review: Arco Iris by Sarah Vap”

27 Beautiful Gifts

AWP Boston was a whirlwind of a weekend! It was an amazing event that my birthday happened right in the middle of it! To celebrate myself I bought, and was given, 27 beautiful literary presents! What amazing people as writers and artists out there!… Continue Reading “27 Beautiful Gifts”

My Story of Finding Mom’s Book in the LOC

I currently intern at the Library of Congress in the Poetry and Literature Center. It is a wonderful place to be, with a magnificent view of the Capitol and lovely people in the office to share funny stories and talk literature. Pretty soon, our… Continue Reading “My Story of Finding Mom’s Book in the LOC”

Danielle Pafunda and the Manhater

A Mommy V, Illness, Ex-Dog/Ex-Lover triptych, Danielle Pafunda’s Manhater is more of the consumptive tense man (h)eater. A Plath-descendant, Pafunda’s speakers’ polemic attitudes build a cage around opponents’ gazes. Immediately, with a title like Manhater we assume the opponent is men, but the reality is much larger, and far… Continue Reading “Danielle Pafunda and the Manhater”

Time is No Goon for Jennifer Egan

Earlier today, Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with A Visit from the Goon Squad. Rather than categorizing this book as a collection of short stories, it more mimics a playlist of our favorite songs sung by different people but riding on the same theme. To… Continue Reading “Time is No Goon for Jennifer Egan”