#Bookreview: Minus One

My Review The poems in Elizabeth Merry’s collection, Minus One: The Story of a Life, are rich and nuanced with the fluidity of time and memory. I found myself rereading a number of them, each time with a new layer of meaning revealed. Minus One is the poetry of paradox: death in life visible in … Continue reading #Bookreview: Minus One

#Bookreview: Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni

My Review Mary Smith’s Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real stories of Afghan women surprised me. Going into it, I expected the memoir to be interesting, as its focus is on a part of the world I know very little about. What I did not expect was that it would be so compelling. For three … Continue reading #Bookreview: Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni

#Book Review: Leora’s Letters

I am very pleased to be featuring my review of Leora’s Letters, written by Joy Neal Kidney. I have been following Joy’s family history blog, Joy Neal Kidney – Family Family and local stories and history, favorite books, for a few years now, and I was thrilled to see the history of her mother’s family during World … Continue reading #Book Review: Leora’s Letters

Found at Freethinker’s: The White Mountain

I first encountered Dan Szczesny's work at a reading and open mic at A Freethinker's Corner Books in Dover, New Hampshire. I enjoyed his poetry reading, but when he read from the chapter, "Voyage of Life," in The White Mountain, I knew had to buy the book. In this passage, he describes taking his six-month-old … Continue reading Found at Freethinker’s: The White Mountain