Reviews 6.1

Marginalia for a Natural History by Keith Taylor

Marginalia for a Natural History by Keith Taylor

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Black Lawrence Press, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-936873-11-1 Perfect bound, 48 pp., $9 Review by Kathleen Kirk The small (all 8-line) poems in this fine chapbook are indeed like marginalia, notes that might be written in the margins of a nature guide. […]

Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching, and Publishing, Eds. Carol Smallwood & Suzann Holland

Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching, and Publishing, Eds. Carol Smallwood & Suzann Holland

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, 2012 The Key Publishing House Inc., 2012 ISBN: 978-1-926780-13-9 Paperback, 343 pp., $27.99 Review by Lisa Fraser Writing about family is a time-honored activity for women, whether it is keeping a private diary, writing a family history, or crafting a novel. And […]

Andalucia by Lisa Marie Basile

Andalucia by Lisa Marie Basile

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Poetry Society of New York/Brothel Books, 2011 ISBN: 978-0983421719 Paperback, 44 pp., $10 Review by Lisa A. Flowers Lisa Marie Basile’s Andalucía is the story of a pathologically exotic land out to lure its visitors, siren-like, into the sea that […]

Meditation on Woman by Aline Soules

Meditation on Woman by Aline Soules

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Anaphora Literary Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-937536-13-8 Paperback, 80 pp., $15 Review by Carol Smallwood Meditation on Woman is a collection of fifty-six prose poems to be read slowly, a few at a time, to fully appreciate their impact. Each, simply […]

Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura

Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Trans. by Kyoko Yoshida and Forrest Gander Omnidawn Publishing, 2011 ISBN: 978-1890650537 Paperback, 120 pp., $15.95 Review by Tim Kahl In Kyoko Yoshida and Forrest Gander’s version of Kiwao Nomura’s work in Spectacle & Pigsty, the prevailing abstraction that makes […]

If All They Had Were Their Bodies by Michelle Reale

If All They Had Were Their Bodies by Michelle Reale

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Burning River Press, Nov. 2011 Paperback, 62 pp. Review by Lena Bertone The people in Michelle Reale’s stories inhabit the text like ghosts: they are present and not present, both to themselves and to the reader. Often, they don’t have […]

Present Tense by Anna Rabinowitz

Present Tense by Anna Rabinowitz

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Omnidawn Publishing, 2010 ISBN: 978-1890650452 Paperback, 96 pp., $14.95 Review by Callista Buchen In her fourth full-length collection, Present Tense, Anna Rabinowitz explores complex social, political, religious, and historical concerns, thrusting poetry forward as the way to process, encounter, and […]

Gathered Here Together by Garrett Socol

Gathered Here Together by Garrett Socol

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Ampersand Books, 2011 ISBN: 9780984102570 Paperback, 230 pp., $16.95 Review by Peg Alford Pursell Garrett Socol’s stories, having appeared in The Barcelona Review, Drunken Boat, Emprise Review, Hobart, McSweeney’s, Metazen, PANK, Spork, and many more lit journals I admire, predisposed […]

Barbarian Rites: The Spiritual World of the Vikings and Germanic Tribes by Hans-Peter Hasenfratz, PhD

Barbarian Rites: The Spiritual World of the Vikings and Germanic Tribes by Hans-Peter Hasenfratz, PhD

Reviews, Vol. 6.1, March 2012 Translated and Edited by Michael Moynihan Inner Traditions, 2011 ISBN: 978-1594774218 Paperback, $16.95, 176 pp. Review by C. L. Bledsoe I’ve studied folklore as a novice ever since I started looking for answers to the questions raised in the Sunday […]